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UFC 127 to Be Held in Sydney, Australia

Joe StephensonAfter a successful maiden voyage Down Under in 2010, the UFC will be returning in 2011.

MMA Fighting has learned that UFC 127 will be held in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 (Feb. 26 in North American time zones).

The event is likely to be held at the Acer Arena, site of UFC 110 in February 2010.

UFC 110 was the promotion's first trip to Australia, and a paid audience of 17,831 filled the Acer, setting an attendance record for a UFC event outside of North America. To date, that number remains the largest crowd of 2010, as fans paid a $2.5 million gate.

In the main event of UFC 110, Cain Velaquez knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the first round to earn a heavyweight title shot. He later cashed in his opportunity at UFC 121, earning a TKO win to beat Brock Lesnar and become the champ.

No matchups have yet to be determined for UFC 127, though a welterweight scrap between Chris Lytle and Carlos Condit seems a prime possibility for the event.

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