|Written by Jerry Santiago|
UFC 101 will feature the lightweight championship of Mixed Martial Arts between BJ Penn and Kenny Florian from Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA. UFC 101 will also offer a outstanding light heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts matchup between Anderson Silva and Forrest Griffin as middleweight champ Silva steps out of his division.
The UFC 101 main card doesn’t end there, however, as the lineup of Mixed Martial Arts action is as great as can be remembered for a long time. There are 3 additional main card events that offer plenty of UFC 101 opportunity for excitement and wagering profits!
The welterweight bout between Amir Sadollah and Johny Hendricks is a top notch UFC 101 matchup. Sadollah is relatively new to ultimate fighting but has already gained respect and a solid reputation entering UFC 101 by signing a six-figure deal with the series. He is coming off a June 21, 2008 win over CB Dollaway by submission at the 3:02 mark of the first round in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hendricks enters UFC 101 having never lost a fight in 5 previous appearances. Hendricks has a wrestling background which comes in useful in the UFC series. UFC 101 will also include the main card middleweight bout between Kendall Grove and Ricardo Almeida. Grove last fought on March 7, 2009 and scored a knockout win over Jason Day at UFC 96 in Columbus. Ohio. Almeida last fought on April 1, 2009 and defeated Matt Horwich by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in Nashville, Tennessee.
Also on the UFC 101 main card is a lightweight bout between Josh Neer and Kurt Pellegrino. Neer is coming off a February 7, 2009 win over Mac Danzig by submission triangle choke at the 3:36 mark of the 2nd round at UFC Fight Night in Tampa, Florida. He has won 4 out of his last 5 fights. Pellegrino is coming off a February 7, 2009 win over Rob Emerson by submission rear naked choke at the 3:14 mark of the 2nd round at that same UFC Fight Night in Tampa, Florida.