Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin in UFC 101 super fight

If Anderson “The Spider” Silva has been playing poker with the UFC, then Dana White just pulled out an ace. According to a new report from Kevin Iole, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will move up to the 205 lbs. limit of light heavyweight to fight former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and original “Ultimate Fighter” Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 on August 8th.

Anderson Silva drew the ire of the UFC President as well as much of the MMA media following his performance against Thales Leites in UFC 97’s main event. Leites is predominantly a jiu-jitsu fighter and refused to stand with the middleweight champ. What ensued was a drawn out five round unanimous decision for Silva.

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Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley set to rematch at UFC 101

A source close to Shane Nelson’s (12-3) camp has confirmed he will take on Aaron Riley (27-11-1) at UFC 101 scheduled to take place in Philadelphia in the UFC’s first event ever in the state of Pennsylvania.

This will be a rematch of a fight that first took place at UFC 96, but ended in controversy when referee Rick Fike stopped the bout prematurely. Nelson, who was coming off season 8 of TUF, had dropped Riley with a big shot and as Riley was kicking up to defend himself, Fike jumped in to stop the fight.

The premature stoppage did not please the Columbus, Ohio crowd at all as it was clear Riley was fine to keep fighting. Riley is known for his iron chin and his fights are almost always in the discussion for “Fight of the Night” honors. While Nelson gladly took the victory he felt the two could meet in a rematch saying afterwards that “We can do it again”.

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B.J. Penn and Kenny Florian to meet at UFC 101

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from bjpenn.com that UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn (13-5-1) will meet Kenny Florian (11-3) in a much anticipated lightweight title fight at UFC 101, most likely in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Penn is coming off a loss to Georges St.Pierre at UFC 94, however that fight was at welterweight not Penn’s normal lightweight class. His last lightweight fight was a successful defense against Sean Sherk at UFC 84 back in May of 2008.

Florian has been waiting patiently for his opportunity at a second title shot he earned by reeling off six straight wins including victories over Joe Stevenson and Roger Huerta.

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Kurt Pellegrino vs. Josh Neer moved to UFC 101

Josh Neer (25-7-1) was originally due to fight Kurt Pellegrino (13-4) on August 5th at UFC Fight Night 19. According to Neer’s management in an email received by PRO MMA (promma.info) this evening, the fight has been moved to UFC 101 which has a tentative date of August 8th.

Bout agreements have not yet been signed and the location is still being determined. Portland, Oregon was the first destination rumored for the lightweight match up, but now it appears Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the most probable destination.

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Couture vs. Nogueira agree to meet at UFC 101

Randy “The Natural” Couture and Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira both verbally agreed to face off at UFC 101. The two former UFC heavyweight champions will step into the Octagon at a yet to be announced date in August.

Couture (16-9) and Noguiera (31-5-1) found themselves on the losing side of the UFC’s pseudo heavyweight tournament in their last bouts, with both men losing their titles to Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir respectively.

A win would most certainly catapult the victor back into title contention; however, the loser could face many questions surrounding their status within the division as well as retirement.

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