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UFC 127: Tiequan Zhang vs Jason Reinhardt booked for Feb. 27 in Australia


Get ready for some "Big Trouble from Little China."

Tiequan Zhang will become the first Chinese born fighter to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) when he takes on Jason Reinhardt at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia on Feb. 27. brought word of the match-up earlier today.

Zhang had previously competed under the Zuffa umbrella for the WEC, defeating Pablo Garza with a guillotine choke in his debut before dropping a decision to Danny Downes, the first loss of his budding career. 

"The Mongolian Wolf" typically competes at lightweight but will drop to 145-pounds for his debut in the Octagon.

Jason Reinhardt hasn't fought since January of 2008, a submission win over Cody Larson at Iowa Challenge 46.

The Illinois native boasts an impressive career record of 20-1; however, that one loss came in his lone appearance in the Octagon at UFC 78, a submission defeat at the hands of Joe Lauzon.

While fans may not exactly be on a first name basis with these competitors, of the 34 fights among them, only one of which has gone to the judges.

In short, get ready for fireworks.

Well, if it makes the broadcast, of course, as the bout is currently slated for the undercard.

UFC 127 will mark the promotion's return trip to Australia and will feature a welterweight top contender fight pitting the suddenly relevant again B.J. Penn against 170-pound stalwart Jon Fitch.

Jorge Rivera will try to quiet British loudmouth Michael Bisping in the co-main event of the evening.

Stay tuned to for any further updates on this card as they become available.

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