UFC 101: Preview And Picks

ufc-101Total Pro Sports- While this UFC event has been somewhat undercover compared to the buzz that was surrounding UFC 100, there is still plenty of fights to be excited about as the the Ultimate Fighting Championship begins its second century of events.  Here is a look at the fights set for UFC 101, and how we think they will turn out.

B.J. Penn vs. Ken Florian – Lightweight Championship Bout

Florian got his shot at the belt before and failed, but he will not want to let that opportunity slip away again.  Ken is a different fighter this time around and he will want to prove that against Penn, who is widely considered the best lightweight fighter around.

Result: Florian by 4th round TKO

Anderson Silva vs. Forest Griffin

In this co-main event, Silva will test his strength in a higher weight class as he looks for some more competition.  Griffin will give him a tough battle and it may take more than one of those devastating strikes to keep him down.  He will also have to watch out for Forest’s submissions

Result: Silva by 2nd round KO

Johnny Hendricks vs. Amir Sadollah

Since winning The Ultimate Fighter Season 7, Sadollah has been plagued with ionjuries.  He will finally be given the opportunity to step into the octagon for the first time under contract with the UFC.  He will be ready to go, but the rust may be too much for him against Hendricks.

Result: Hendricks by 2nd round TKO

Kendall Grove Vs. Ricardo Almeida

Result: Grove by split decision.

Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellegrino

Result: Pellegrino by unanimous decision.

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