UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn has verbally agreed to take on top contender Kenny Florian in the main event of UFC 101 on August 8th at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The rumored matchup was confirmed today on Penn’s official website, BJPenn.com.
In an appearance on ESPN’s MMA Live, Florian said, “At the end of the day, I just want this fight to be signed. Let’s get an event, let’s get a date, and let’s make it happen.”
Penn has now accepted the bout, agreeing to take on Florian in the headlining bout of the UFC’s first-ever event in Pennsylvania.
“I look forward to the challenge,” Penn told his official website.
According to the report, Florian has already signed on for the contest while Penn will reportedly make the matchup official this afternoon.