UFC 101 Card Finalized After Two More Bouts Signed

Written by Tim Ngo
June 1st, 2009

UFC 101 Poster

The UFC’s first trip to Philadelphia is all set to go after the UFC officially announced the final two fights on the card. Coming off of a loss to Anderson Silva, Thales Leites looks to bounce back against Alessio Sakara in what is sure to be a slugfest and Aaron Riley will go up against former TUF contestant Shane Nelson in a lightweight bout.

UFC 101‘s card is extremely top-heavy in a lot of fan’s eyes as the main event features a lightweight title match between champion BJ Penn and challenger Kenny Florian.

Anderson Silva will also look to prove that he’s still the best fighter in the world as he steps back up to light heavyweight to take on former champion Forrest Griffin.

With the card finalized, here’s how it shapes up:

UFC 101 – Declaration
When: August 8, 2009
Where: Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
How: PPV

Preliminary Bouts:

Dan Cramer vs. Matthew Riddle
Rob Emerson vs. George Sotiropoulos
Thiago Tavares vs. Melvin Guillard
Jesse Lennox vs. Danillo Villefort
Tamdan McCrory vs. John Howard
Alessio Sakara vs. Thales Leites

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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