During last nights UFC 123 post-fight press conference, following BJ Penn’s quick KO of Matt Hughes in the first round, Dana White announced that they have already scheduled Penn a new challenger. Penn will take on top welterweight contender, Jon Fitch on February 27, 2011 in Sydney Australia. A match that was meant for Jake Ellenberger, but would now be swapped out for the Prodigy.
Interestingly both men share losses to the current champ Georges St-Pierre. Fitch will be coming off a five straight win-streak against top welterweights, well Penn is coming off a lightning fast KO of the UFC legend Matt Hughes.