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.”