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UFC 101 set to feature B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian for the UFC lightweight title

After weeks of rumors, it looks like UFC 101 may have finally got it’s main event. According to a report from, the UFC lightweight champion is expected to defend his title against number one contender Kenny Florian at UFC 101 on August 8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The report mentions that Florian has already signed a bout agreement and that Penn’s camp has received the bout agreement and are expected to sign it as soon as possible.

Florian became the number one contender to Penn’s title after defeating Joe Stevenson at UFC 91 back in November. That win marked Florian’s sixth consecutive win in the UFC and brought his overall record with the company to 9-2 since joining the promotion back in 2005, after competing on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. Since losing in the finals of TUF to Diego Sanchez, Florian has earned victories over the likes of Kit Cope, Sam Stout, Roger Huerta, Din Thomas, and Joe Lauzon.

His expected opponent, B.J. Penn, has had an interesting last few months. After losing a second time to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94 in January, Penn’s camp filed a complaint against the champion accusing St. Pierre’s camp of “greasing” their fighter up between rounds. However, it now appears as though Penn’s camp is ready move on with the fighter’s MMA career.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    This will end the hype that Bj is a legend. I think Florian will out kickbox and out grapple a fataly flawed champ. He dosn’t train hard enough and uness he can finish Florian early he will gas and lose to a hungrier, more well trained opponent with better cardio. But I hope you prove me wrong Bj.

  • Nuckster77 says:

    About time Cry Baby Jay Penn moved on and gave Kenflo a shot. Of course, when he loses this one, it will be because Florian’s hair gel made it to hard for him to perform his apparently awesome BJJ that makes him the unstoppable force he is. Then his mommy will launch a fierce campaign against Proctor & Gamble because of the slippery hair products they sell.

    Go Kenflo. Please.

  • mma skins says:

    I think BJ needs this win very badly or he is going to lose fans. May even be an over hyped UFC legend. He needs to put his cockiness aside and prepare big for Florian. It will interesting to see what he is made of.


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