Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on its first-ever pay-per-view (PPV) event from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009.
UFC 101: "Declaration" features a main event between lightweight champion BJ Penn and number one contender Kenny Florian. In addition, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will step up once again to compete at light heavyweight against former 205-pound champion, Forrest Griffin, in a three-round, non-title special attraction.
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UFC 101 QUICK RESULTS:
BJ Penn defeats Kenny Florian via submission (rear naked choke) in round four
Anderson Silva defeats Forrest Griffin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Johnny Hendricks defeats Amir Sadollah via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Ricardo Almeida defeats Kendall Grove via Unanimous Decision
Kurt Pellegrino defeats Josh Neer via Unanimous Decision
Aaron Riley defeats Shane Nelson via Unanimous Decision
John Howard defeats Tamdan McCrory via split decision
Alessio Sakara defeats Thales Leites via split decision
Matt Riddle defeats Dan Cramer via unanimous decision
George Sotiropoulos defeats George Roop via submission (kimura) in round two
Jesse Lennox defeats Danillo Villefort via technical knockout (cut) in round three
UFC 101 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian (155-pound limit)
Round one: Penn comes out aggressive. Head kick from Florian blocked. Leg kick from Florian is caught and Penn lands a right that puts Ken Flo on his butt but only for a minute. Nice elbow from Penn as Florian gets back up against the cage. Both guys are tied up in the ring. Elbow from Penn. Their tied up against the fence now and Penn is trying to land some rights. Florian gets free and now is going for a take down on Penn while their clinched up against the fence. Penn slips out and lands a good right. Florian goes for a single leg and cant finish it. Penn ducks under a left and lands a big right!!! Florian looks rocked, and then Penn charges in and lands a flying knee!! Another right from Penn and thats the bell. Penn took that one 10-9 but it was pretty close until the last minute flurry.
Round two: Florian looking to keep some serious distance from Penn. Leg kick from Florian, and then he charges in and their clinched against the fence once again. BJ with underhooks. They get free'd up once again. BJ with a slow methodical pace trying not to gas himself and Ken Flo looks a little more hectic trying to push the pace and the fight. Florian again goes for a double leg and Penn is having none of it. Penn in the clinch lands a decent knee. Florian misses one of his patented elbows. Florian misses with a superman punch. Penn with a lazy looping left and Florian goes for a single and Penn is stopping it once again but Penn is starting to gas. BJ with a great uppercut and then a left hook on the button. Head kick from Florian. Leg kick from Florian. Thats the bell, a close close round id give it to Penn 10-9 but Florian could have won it easily.
Round three: Head kick from Florian misses. Florian goes in for another take down Penn lands a knee while their clinched up against the fence. Nice elbow from Penn and a uppercut from Penn also. Florian didnt do much up against the cage but for some body shots. Florian with a good right and Penn lands a solid left. Florian once again grabs the single leg walks Penn over to the cage and is holding on. Good knee and then right hook from Penn. Florian again pushes him up against the cage and is just content to hold him there. Penn sits down and hits a switch escapes and lands a good right. Florian looks for a superman punch but gets hit with a sharp right from Penn. Again id say 10-9 Penn although it was another close round. Florian cant seem to do much in the clinch up against the cage.
Round four: Kenny attacks and Penn catches him with a good right. Again Florian presses him up against the cage. Penn lands two really good uppercuts and then gets a big double leg take down. Penn looking to pass. Florian with some good elbows from the bottom but Penn is landing some of his own from half guard. Penn is looking to pass to mount. Penn starting to land some big rights now. Nice elbow from Penn. Penn jumps into full mount now and hes landing some big shots and Florian is covering up and he gives up his back!!! BIG left elbow from Penn now. Penn now gets his back again and locks in a rear naked choke and its in tight!!! Thats it!!! BJ Penn with a HUGE submission victory.
Final result: BJ Penn defeats Kenny Florian via submission (rear naked choke) in round four
Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva
Round one: Both guys are circling looking for some feel and distance. Nice leg kick from Griffin but Silva catches it lands a glancing right and then a leg kick of his own. Inside leg kick from Griffin. Silva charges forward and then lands a right that drops Griffin but doesnt hurt him. Griffin gets up and smiles. Silva was patient and didnt charge. Griffin throws some punches and Silva taunts him. Silva standing in front of Griffin with a Roy Jones bob and weave and drops him with a straight left!!!! Griffin gets up and seems to be throwing marshmallows. Griffin charges in and Silva lands a straight right while backing up. Griffin goes down and hes out!!! WOW, Silva wins on a punch that didnt even look to be that powerful I am AMAZED that Forrest Griffin did not get back up after that punch. None the less Silva once again dominates.
Final result: Anderson Silva defeats Forrest Griffin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks
Round one: Leg kick from Amir. Head kick from Amir blocked. Another leg kick from Sadollah. Hendricks lands two big lefts and now he lands a bunch of unanswered uppercuts dirty boxing style. Sodollah falls and Hendricks is pouring it on. Sodollah is trying to get to his feet but the ref stops it!!! Wow that was a definite early stoppage there. Hendricks did some serious damage with some heavy shots, and very well could have finished it but the ref stopped it early.
Final result: Johnny Hendricks defeats Amir Sadollah via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Kendall Grove vs. Ricardo Almeida
Round one: Almeida charges in and is going right for his bread and butter with a take down attempt. Grove with a thai clinch up against the fence using his reach. Nice elbow from Grove and Almeida is still trying to work the take down. Nice looping right from Almeida as he charges in. Nice body kick from Grove lands with a snap and Almeida tries to use the leg for a take down but Grove stuffs it again. Grove with a brief guillotine attempt. Grove is really working the underhooks to his advantage. Almeida with a body lock and leg sweep finally gets a take down. Grove stands up Almeida with his feet but cant slip out. Almeida right back on top in full guard. Almeida to half guard. Almeida now into side control and Grove is using the fence to stop from giving up his back. Grove stands up using the fence but Almeida with a big pickup slam and is right back on top. Thats the bell and while Grove did amazing early on with his take down defense and clinch Almeida capitalized late and won the round. 10-9 Almeida.
Round two: Almeida fake right and goes right to the double leg take down and gets it. Grove with a tight full guard. Grove slips right to the arm bar and has it locked in tight!!!!!! Almeida is in trouble!!!! WOW but somehow he slips out. Back to full guard of Grove Almeida is counting his lucky stars. Grove almost pulled a shocking submission. Body triangle from the bottom from Grove. Grove just working some elbows now. Almeida now working some good ground and pound with some solid punches. Almeida now into side control after Grove attempts a knee bar. Grove gets back half guard, but Almeida is landing some serious punches and elbows. Grove back to the feet. Nice knee from Grove, and Grove lands a great uppercut that snaps the head of Almeida back and then a BIG knee right on the chin. Almeida just holding onto the legs trying to get back his bearings and Almeida then gets another take down right at the bell. Grove actually was winning early in the 1st 2 mins with an amazing arm bar attempt but Almeida recovered. 10-9 Almeida.
Round three: Inside leg kick from Almeida. Almeida with a slippery right and then jumps right into another take down. Grove walks up the cage and is right back to his feet. Good knees from Grove to the stomach. Nice jab from Grove as they separate. Almeida looks tired and jumps down to the mat sloppily. Grove with two big elbows and then let him up. Almeida looks gassed. Nice knee from Grove. Almeida tired and gassed dives into another take down and is lucky to get that one. Grove trying to land punches from the bottom and briefly goes for an oma plata. Nice elbow from Grove from the bottom. Almeida just riding out the clock at this point. Grove rolling over for a kimura and gives up on that. Grove kicks off Almeida and jumps to his feet. Almeida lands a good right and now goes for another double leg but doesnt have the gusto to finish it off and Grove is landing mutiple elbows at the bell. Grove looked good and probably did much more damage and put in much more work along with an amazing near finish with an arm bar, but Almeida held the dominant position all fight.
Final result: Ricardo Almeida defeats Kendall Grove via Unanimous Decision
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Josh Neer
Round one: Neer with a right and Pellegrino lands a solid one of his own. Neer with a front kick and Pellegrino with a good body shot then goes for the double leg take down and nails it. Pellegrino jumps into half guard now. Neer works his way back to full guard and Pellegrino is working some elbows. Neer looking for an arm bar now. Kurt slides his way out and now working hammer fists. Neer locks in an arm bar!!! But pellegrino manages to slam his way out of it. Nice right from Kurt. Neer now looking for a triangle. Pellegrino gets to half guard and lands a big elbow now and is peppering in some body shots. Pellegrino smothering Neer, but Neer is keeping him honest with great submission attempts from the bottom and thats the bell. Pellegrino gets it 10-9 but he didnt do much and Neer seemed very close to a good submission locking in.
Round two: Neer has a small mouse under the left eye and cut on the bridge of his nose. Leg kick from Neer finds its mark. Both guys land a leg kick simultaneously. Nice right left combo from Pellegrino. Big right from Pellegrino and then he shoots in and has one leg while Neer sprawls out. Pellegrino relentless and sucks it in and finishes the take down. Neer tries and almost gets a triangle choke but Pellegrino again slips out. Full guard for Neer as Pellegrino tries to improve position. Nice right from Pellegrino. Nice elbows from the bottom from Neer. Neer with another brief arm bar attempt but misses and now he goes right to another triangle attempt and Pellegrino is trying to pass during the attempt and slips into half guard and out of the submission. Pellegrino now in full mount!!! Neer gives up his back and Pellegrino has both hooks and is looking to finish the fight!! Thats the bell, again Pellegrino 10-9 easy for his domination on top. Neer though has been really close to locking in a submission mutiple times so lets see if he wants to keep it on the feet or try to keep working from the bottom.
Round three: Body kick from Pellegrino and Neer with a front kick. Pellegrino dives in and lands another take down effortlessly hes 3 for 3. Familiar spot for both fighters as Pellegrino is on top in the dominant position, while Neer tries to lock in a desperate submission attempt instead of trying to work his way back to his feet. Elbow from Neer on the bottom and it looks like Pellegrino is bleeding from the top of his head. Pellegrino posturing up to do some damage. Neer with another triangle attempt and again Pellegrino shrugs it off with ease. Half guard for Neer and Pellegrino is still working his way to the mount. Full mount for Pellegrino!! Neer slips out and is finally on top himself but with only 30 seconds left its too little to late. Back to the feet and Pellegrino goes for a take down and Neer sprawls out and now is landing some big elbows on Pellegrino unanswered!!! Thats the bell there was not enough time left for Neer and Pellegrino should take this fight unanimously.
Final result: Kurt Pellegrino defeats Josh Neer via Unanimous Decision