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UFC 101: Kenny Florian To Fight BJ Penn For UFC Lightweight Title (August 8)

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Kenny “KenFlo” Florian has cofirmed a title fight most UFC fans have been waiting for. That’s right, Florian will be taking on current UFC lightweight champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn on August 8th as part of the UFC 101 main event.

Florian will be coming into this fight with a 6-fight win streak.  His last fight was a submission win over Joe “Daddy” Stevenson via a rear-naked choke in the first round.

Penn is coming off a welterweight loss to Georges St. Pierre where if he had won, Penn would have obtained two UFC titles simultaneously.  However, he lost to St. Pierre via a TKO (corner stoppage) at the end of four rounds.  Now, Penn will have to go back to defend his 155-pound belt against #1 title contender Kenny Florian

KenFlo confirms the UFC lightweight title fight against BJ Penn for UFC 101:

“I am happy to announce that I will be fighting BJ Penn on August 8th in Philadelphia, PA at UFC 101 for the UFC Lightweight title. I signed the fight contract over the weekend. It’s going to be my first time fighting on the East Coast for the UFC and I will be training hard to represent my “Beast Coast” fans! My training camp will begin in June and then it will be full steam ahead till August. BJ Penn has been a wrecking machine at 155lbs and I guarantee that our fight will showcase MMA at its highest level.”

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. andykattt

    April 1, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Ken Flo is going to retire Bj Penn. I like them both, but i dont BJ will ever be the same after GSP.

  2. Amanda

    April 3, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I am so excited for this UFC. Forrest is my favorite and I live in PA! gonna be a great card!! Can’t wait! =) It’s about time the greatest sport ever came to Pennsylvania!

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