UFC 123 News: Official Gate, BJ Penn's Next Fight, More
Source: FightLine.com-- Last night's UFC 123 event, which took place at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan, drew an estimated 16,404 fans, garnering the UFC a reported $2.1 million live gate. UFC president Dana White said that he was happy with the turnout and that they would "definitely" come back at some point.
-- Just a couple hours after a second round submission victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 123, UFC President Dana White announced that George Sotiropoulos would take on Dennis Siver at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia. The fight will mark the second time that Sotiropoulos has fought in his home country of Australia under the UFC banner. UFC 127 will take place in Sydney, Australia on February 27, 2011.
-- After UFC 123, Dana White stated that a welterweight bout between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch would take place at UFC 127 in Australia.