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"Declaration" of UFC 101

Written by Tom Ngo
May 14th, 2009
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Along with yesterday’s announcement that lightweight king BJ Penn would meet Kenny Florian in the main event at UFC 101, the organization has also confirmed the other main bouts for their “Declaration” show on August 8th.

Opening up for the 155-pound title fight will be UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva’s second light heavyweight contest inside an Octagon as he will be taking on fellow slugger Forrest Griffin in a non-title affair.

In addition, Griffin’s Xtreme Couture teammate and “The Ultimate Fighter 7” winner Amir Sadollah will be making his official UFC debut. The 1-0 Sadollah has been sidelined for multiple reasons since taking the TUF 7 crown last June.

Here are the other fighters Rumored to be scrapping inside the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Preliminary Bouts:

Alessio Sakara vs. Thales Leites
Jesse Lennox vs. Danillo Villefort
Rob Emerson vs. George Sotiropoulos
Dan Cramer vs. Matthew Riddle
John Howard vs. Tamdan McCrory
Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley

Main Bouts:

Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellgrino
Ricardo Almeida vs. Kendall Grove
Johny Hendricks vs. Amir Sadollah
Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin (Light Heavyweight bout)
Kenny Florian vs. BJ Penn (UFC Lightweight Champion)

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