Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed the remaining under card bouts for its next major pay-per-view (PPV), which is scheduled for Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009.
The final 11-fight line up for UFC 101 -- the promotion’s first-ever trip to Pennsylvania -- is now official (even though we’ve known about the match ups for some time now).
UFC 101 will feature 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.
Here is the complete UFC 101 fight card:
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian
Main card (Televised):
205 lbs.: Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva
185 lbs.: Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks
185 lbs.: Kendall Grove vs. Ricardo Almeida
155 lbs.: Kurt Pellegrino vs. Josh Neer
Under card (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley
170 lbs.: John Howard vs. Tamdan McCrory
185 lbs.: Alessio Sakara vs. Thales Leites
170 lbs.: Matt Riddle vs. Dan Cramer
155 lbs.: George Sotiropoulos vs. Rob Emerson
170 lbs.: Danillo Villefort vs. Jesse Lennox
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 101, beginning with the PPV telecast at 10 p.m. ET. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action on fight night.
We’re now just a few weeks away from showtime, which will have its share of storylines. Can Florian kill "the master?" Will Griffin press the lethal "Spider" and suffer the consequences?
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