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UFC 101, Featuring Penn-Florian and Silva-Griffin, Officially Announced

BJ Penn

BJ Penn

On the heels of Tuesday’s confirmation of a light heavyweight bout between Anderson Silva and Forrest Griffin that would co-headline UFC 101, the UFC has officially announced the event, which will take place on August 8th at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and also feature UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn defending his 155-pound title against top-contender Kenny Florian.

The event, which has been rumored since mid-March, will air live on pay-per-view.

Rumored bouts for the promotion’s Pennsylvania debut include Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellgrino, Rousimar Palhares vs. Alessio Sakara, Johny Hendricks vs. Amir Sadollah, John Howard vs. Tamdan McCrory, Dan Cramer vs. Matthew Riddle, and Jesse Lennox vs. Danillo Villefort.

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