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Preliminary action returning to Facebook, Ion for UFC 127

In their neverending quest to deliver MMA enthusiasts with free content the UFC will once again offer a pair of preliminary bouts by way of their official Facebook page plus two undercard tangles on the ION Network. Both mediums have been utilized in the past to provide fans with additional action on top of the allotted PPV portion of related events.

Specifically set for streaming through the popular social network this weekend is a match-up featuring Anthony Perosh’s attempt to entertain his fellow Australians against M-1 Challenge veteran Tom Blackledge as well 20-1 Jason Reinhardt taking on Chinese grappler Tie Quan Zhang.

Comparably, ION will show 205-pounders Alexander Gustafsson and James Te Huna throwing down in addition to TUF 9 champ Ross Pearson‘s return to the ring losing via submission to Cole Miller at Fight Night 22 when he faces long-time UFC lightweight Spencer Fisher.

The Facebook fights will be available to watch starting at 8:00 PM EST with the ION broadcast taking place an hour later.

UFC 127 is highlighted by perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch once again hoping to cement an opportunity to fight for promotional gold with former double-divisional champion B.J. Penn standing in his way. On top of the headlining collision of contenders the card will also feature Ultimate Fighter Season 3 winner Michael Bisping taking on veteran striker Jorge Rivera as well as 14-2 submission specialist George Sotiropoulos mixing it up with German kickboxer Dennis Siver.

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