Penner Going Down Under to the UFC


Nick Penner

UFC Managing Director of International Development, Marshal Zelaznik has stated that Nick Penner will face Anthony Perosh in Sydney, Australia according to

Top MMA News first broke the story last September that Nick Penner (11-1) was heading to the UFC, however issues with an existing MFC contract delayed the Manitoba native’s MMA debut.  Now, Penner will face Perosh on UFC on FX 2 on March 3.  Penner, Canada’s 7th ranked Light-Heavyweight, made his debut at 205 in his last fight.  In that Aggression MMA bout, Penner defeated Tim Chemelli by decision.

Perosh (12-6) is 2-1 in the UFC and has won his last two UFC fights.  The submission specialist caught Cyrille Diabate and Tom Blackledge with Rear Naked Chokes to win his last two fights in the Octagon.

9 Responses to “ Penner Going Down Under to the UFC ”

  1. mymmaopinion says:

    Nice! Two Canadians enter the UFC’s 205 ranks for 2012. It’ll be interesting to see how Jimmo and Penner fair in the big show.

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  2. Demitri (trev) says:

    Good match up for Penner. Hopefully his take down D is great, everyone says penners ground game is under rated, it better be. Perosh is a black belt, has excellent bjj, but standing up I don’t think Perosh stands a chance.

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  3. LMJ says:

    Congratulations, Nick !!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Bobby Karimi says:

    Congrats Nick!

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  5. billy tootimes says:

    Penner had to pay the Black Prince of MMA to go to the UFC.

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  6. Edmonton MMA says:

    Did my comment get erased last week? I was sure I hit send…Anyways

    Great news for Penner. I am glad to see that he finally gets an opportunity to fight top competition that wont back out last minute. Between all those fighters pulling out and all his recent injuries he has had terrible luck. A UFC Contract couldnt of came to a guy more deserving.

    Wish you the best of luck Penner

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  7. Rex says:

    I wish Penner would tell the tale of MFC trying to screw him over with UFC

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  8. Josep says:

    don’t be tentative Nick. KO Perosh!

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  9. Davis125 says:

    in his last few fights I have bet against Perosh and he proved me wrong so I cannot count him out at all but Nick should be able to smash him standing.

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