The additions of a middleweight bout between Thales Leites and Alessio Sakara, and a lightweight showdown featuring Aaron Riley and Shane Nelson have made UFC 101 official.
UFC 101 is slated for August 8 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.
Leites will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss in his championship bid against Anderson Silva at UFC 97 when he faces off with another fellow Brazilian in the heavy handed Sakara, who is fresh off of a head kick knockout of Joe Vedepo at UFC Fight Night 15.
Riley will have his chance to avenge his controversial stoppage loss to Nelson suffered at UFC 96 in this lightweight match up that will surely have a little more than just pride on the line as far as each fighter’s certainty with the UFC goes.
A full list of the bouts scheduled for UFC 101 are listed below:
B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian
Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin
Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks
Kendall Grove vs. Ricardo Almeida
Thales Leites vs. Alessio Sakara
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Josh Neer
Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley
Tamdan McCrory vs. John Howard
Matt Riddle vs. Dan Cramer
George Sotiropoulos vs. Robert Emerson
Jesse Lennox vs. Danillo Villefort