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Penn-Fitch rematch at UFC 132 in July


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Jon Fitch of the USA looks across the octagon at BJ Penn of the USA before the start of their welterweight bout part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) Credit: Getty/Mark Kolbe

BJ Penn and Jon Fitch fought to a majority draw last month in Australia at UFC 127, making many folks groan at the lack of a decision.

But that might have been the most accurately scored controversially decided match in recent MMA memory. Penn won the first two rounds and didn't get off a single strike in round 3. It left the welterweight division in flux, below the top two of champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Jake Shields, of course. (They fight at UFC 129 in Toronto on April 30, by the way.)

UFC hopes to get some resolution as to who the next title contender will be, confirming Thursday that Penn and Fitch will have a rematch at UFC 132 in Las Vegas on July 2.

Also on the card are a pair of top lightweights both coming off losses as George Sotiropoulos fights Evan Dunham.

New York Sports