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UFC 101 announced for Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on August 8

We passed along the good news more than a month ago that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had designs on staging its first-ever event in Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 8, 2009. Today, the promotion made those plans official, announcing that it would storm the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia with UFC 101.

And fans in the "City of Brotherly Love" have to be pleased with the pay-per-view (PPV)-worthy show that is expected to roll into town in little more than three months.

It's now confirmed that lightweight champion BJ Penn will put his 155-pound title on the line against number one contender Kenny Florian in the main event of the evening. UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will also be in action, stepping up once again to compete at light heavyweight against former 205-pound champion, Forrest Griffin, in a three-round, non-title special attraction.

Other proposed match ups, which we have been sharing as we have learned about them, are also in the works. To check out the latest UFC 101 fight card and rumors click here.

UFC 101 tickets are not yet on sale, but the promotion promises to release that information shortly. Therefore, if you're interested in attending it would be wise to check in with us early and often to ensure that you don't miss the boat -- tickets will more than likely move lightning fast.

To get up to speed on the latest UFC 101 news be sure to hit up our event archive right here.

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