Eleven fights are now scheduled for the event, which will be
headlined by a welterweight scrap between one-time Purdue
University wrestler Jon Fitch and
former two-division champion B.J. Penn on Feb.
27 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Hailing from nearby New Zealand, Hunt is a former K-1 kickboxer who
began his mixed martial arts career in 2004, when he was submitted
Yoshida at Pride Critical Countdown 2004. “The Super Samoan”
proceeded to win his next five bouts, notching victories against
the likes of Wanderlei
Silva, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka and Mirko "Cro Cop"
Filipovic. Currently training with American Top Team, Hunt has
fallen on hard times in the last four years, losing six consecutive
fights. Most recently, the 36-year-old fell victim to a Sean
McCorkle armlock in his promotional debut at UFC 119 in
Tuchscherer (Pictured) was last seen in the cage at UFC 116 in
July, when he was knocked out by up-and-comer Brendan
Schaub only 67 seconds into the first round. The 35-year-old is
1-2 since joining the UFC. Prior to his bout with Schaub, “The
Crowbar” was knocked out by former title contender Gabriel
Gonzaga at UFC 102. Tuchscherer rebounded, however, earning a
majority decision over Canadian Tim Hague in his
sophomore effort with the promotion at UFC 109.
UFC 127 “Penn vs. Fitch”
Sunday, Feb. 27