After weeks of rumors, it looks like UFC 101 may have finally got it’s main event. According to a report from BJPenn.com, 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.