by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to near completion of its UFC 101 fight card, signaling the promotion’s debut in Philadelphia. The event already features a lightweight title showdown between champion B.J. Penn and challenger Kenny Florian, as well as a light heavyweight bout between UFC middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva and former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.
The UFC on Thursday confirmed several more bouts. Joining the two previously mentioned bouts on the pay-per-view portion of the card are middleweights Ricardo Almeida and Kendall Grove, along with a lightweight bout between Kurt Pellegrino and Josh Neer.
After a couple of false starts, Ultimate Fighter season seven winner Amir Sadollah is hoping to finally make his UFC debut. He is also scheduled for the televised portion of UFC 101 in a bout against undefeated Team Takedown fighter Johny Hendricks.
Announced for the preliminary portion of the fight card were Tamdan McCrory vs. John Howard, Matt Riddle vs. Dan Cramer, George Sotiropoulos vs. Rob Emerson, and Jesse Lennox vs. Danillo Villefort.