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Fitch, Penn battle to majority draw

Originally Published: February 26, 2011
By Brian Knapp | Sherdog.com

Fifteen minutes were not enough to decide the showdown between former two-division champion B.J. Penn and perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch on Sunday at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

The UFC 127 headliner ended in a disappointing but just majority draw after three highly competitive rounds. Two of the three cageside judges ruled it a 28-28 deadlock. A third scored it 29-28 for Fitch, who dominated Penn with top control and heavy ground-and-pound in the third round.

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