UFC 101 betting odds

“UFC 101: Declaration” takes place this Sat., Aug. 8, 2009 at the Wachovia Center, in Philadelphia, Pa.

BetUS.com, an official sponsor of PRO MMA (promma.info) has the fight lines on all the fights. If you want to go ahead and try your luck and place a bet, feel free, or play it safe, and wait until we release our official “PRO MMA staff picks” here in a day or two.

Here is what we are looking at for UFC 101:

BJ Penn -230 vs. Kenny Florian +180
Anderson Silva -350 vs. Forrest Griffin +250
Kendall Grove +135 vs. Ricardo Almeida -165
Josh Neer -220 vs. Kurt Pellegrino +175
Amir Sadollah -130 vs. Johny Hendricks Ev
Thales Leites -350 vs. Alessio Sakara +250
Shane Nelson +130 vs. Aaron Riley -160
Tamdan McCrory -200 vs. John Howard +160
Matthew Riddle -165 vs. Dan Cramer +135
Jesse Lennox +165 vs. Danillo Villefort -210

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Countdown to UFC 101 preview

Kenny Florian: “I would kill that Kenny Florian that fought Joe Stevenson.” Dana White: “Kenny Florian is a completely different fighter now.” Forrest Griffin wants to shock the world. UFC 101 takes place this Sat., Aug. 8, 2009. Countdown to UFC 101 airs tonight (Tues. Aug. 4) on SPIKE TV at 11pm ET/PT.

B.J. Penn speaks after the jump…

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Forrest Griffin will make you buy his book

The next time you are in your local bookstore and some guy comes up to you and tries to make you buy a book, it very well could be former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Grffin. This new video shows the secret of Griffin’s book sales. (Just a thought, but shouldn’t Forrest be focusing on … Read more

ESPN UK inks deal with UFC

After an abrupt ending to their 17 month partnership with Setanta Sports in June, the UFC has officially paired up with ESPN UK to air live events in the United Kingdom.

Launching on both Sky and Virgin platforms, ESPN UK will begin airing UFC events on August 8 with “UFC 101: Declaration.” They will also be broadcasting UFC Fight Night events as well as UFC Unleashed on Thursday nights.

With the first month being offered for free, viewers in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch UFC 101 and UFC 102 free of charge.

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An impostor wants to know where B.J. Penn got his name

PRO MMA (promma.info) took part in the “UFC 101: Declaration” conference call on Tues., July 28, 2009. The fighters answered various questions from the media. As has happened on a couple of calls recently, an impostor infiltrated the call and was able to ask a couple of very inappropriate questions to B.J. Penn. This is a … Read more

“UFC 101: Declaration” media conference call

In honor of their Aug. 8, 2009 event to be held at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pa., the UFC held a “UFC 101: Declaration” media conference call today.

Headliners UFC Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn and Kenny Florian, along with Forrest Griffin and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva fielded questions from the media and uh… one impostor. 

Here is the audio with a few of the highlights after the jump:

UFC 101 conference call
[podcast]http://promma.info/audio/ufc101.mp3[/podcast]
The audio quality is not the greatest to begin with but does improve.

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Hanging out with Forrest Griffin

In part 1 of this 2-part interview, our buddy Steve Cofield talked with the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin about his upcoming fight with Anderson Silva, road rage, valium, stress, and more.

Part 2 after the jump…

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Penn vs. Florian and Silva vs. Griffin headline UFC 101 in Philadelphia

UFC 101 will take place at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 8th and there will be no brotherly love loss in the main event as B.J. Penn defends his UFC Lightweight Title against Kenny Florian.

In the co-main event UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva takes a hiatus from the 185-pound division as he moves up once again to light heavyweight to take on the original Ultimate Fighter Forrest Griffin.

Dana White recently spoke about the main event match-up between Penn and Florian, “BJ Penn is called the Prodigy for a reason. He has proven to be dangerous in multiple weight classes but he is definitely at his best at 155. Now the lightweight champ defends his title against top contender Kenny Florian, who has improved by leaps and bounds since his UFC debut on the Ultimate Fighter. Originally known for his outstanding jiu-jitsu skills, Florian is now as well known for his devastating Muay Thai. Both of these guys excel standing and on the ground so I am expecting non-stop action in this world title fight.”

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Forrest Griffin to appear on Dr. Phil show

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and the original “Ultimate Fighter” Forrest Griffin appeared on “The Dr. Phil Show” yesterday. Griffin mentions it briefly in his new BSN blog, “I was also on the ‘Dr. Phil’ show yesterday; check it out, the episode airs May 14th.”

Griffin does not reveal the theme of the show. Possible themes could be, “People who have an impossible task set before them” or “Why the hell did I sign that contract?” Other themes could be, “Dr. Phil tries to help people who know they are about to die” or “Arachnophobia victims.”

Griffin has signed on to fight UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who is moving up to Light Heavyweight because he has become so utterly bored with the middleweight competition. He already made this move once last year for the same reason. “The Spider” fought James Irvin at 205 pounds and knocked him out in just over a minute.

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Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, talks with PRO MMA about Forrest Griffin fight

It is probably safe to say that 34-year-old UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva is nearing the end of his career. Some have even suggested once he fulfills the four remaining fights on his UFC contract, he may walk away from professional competition.

Now more than ever it is important Anderson fight those opponents which will inspire him. He needs fighters who will push him and test him, and he needs fighters with a big name. Forrest Griffin fits the category perfectly and the two have signed to fight each other at UFC 101 on August 8th.

PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke with Anderson Silva’s manager and translator Ed Soares on Tuesday not only to confirm the match-up but to get their feeling on the fight, how it got put together, what the conversation with Dana White was like, Anderson’s future, and more.

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