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Forrest Griffin confirms fight vs. Thiago Silva at UFC 101

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin has confirmed that he’s slated to return from a broken hand against Thiago Silva at UFC 101 in Philadelphia, PA on August 8.

Griffin revealed the news during Wednesday’s season premiere for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter. During a “Late Night News Presented by Burger King” commercial insert, Griffin updated fans on his status and revealed that his first bout back since losing the UFC light heavyweight title to Rashad Evans at UFC 92 this past September is set to occur vs. the American Top Team standout.

During the interview, Griffin also discussed his broken left hand. While holding the hand out in front of the camera, a noticeable surgical scar could be seen. Griffin indicated that metal pins had been inserted to help the injury heal properly.

Griffin, 16-5, was the light heavyweight winner of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. One of the organization’s most popular fighters, Griffin has a lifetime record of 7-3 in the Octagon and won the UFC light heavyweight title from Quinton “Rampage” Jackson following a unanimous decision victory at UFC 86 this past July.

In addition to Griffin vs. Silva, UFC 101 is expected to be headlined by B.J. Penn defending the UFC light heavyweight title vs. Kenny Florian. Additionally, Amir Sadollah revealed during TUF 9 that he is slated to compete at UFC 101 as well in a welterweight contest.

  • s00nertp says:

    man this is going to be a test, I am really looking forward to this fight. This card is going to be sweet.

    Thiago is a nightmare, and he will want to come back strong to redeem himself after being knocked out.

    I hate watching Rashad fight anyone, so I dont really count any fights against him.. since I dont watch them.

  • matt says:

    UFC 92 was in December not September!!!!!!!!!

  • sam0287 says:

    B.J. Penn defending the light heavyweight title against Kenny Florian?

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Cool, I want to see this Thiago fight again. His plan against Machida wasn’t that smart so I hope Griffin is a less complicated puzzle for him and he shows his true colours.

  • JJ Docker says:

    Forrest Griffin is the more talented fighter, in my opinion. I think Thiago Silva is slightly overrated. However Silva is a bad match up for him. Someone that isn’t afraid to walk in and throw down, hard. We could see a repeat of what happened to Forrest against Jardine if he decides to get involved in any close exchanges on the feet. But he’ll stay on the outside and win.

  • wardog says:

    I hope they add a few more decent fights to this card, but as it is now it is the best show the Northeast has seen in a while.


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