UFC 101

UFC 101: Declaration[3] was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3] The event featured the second title defense of Lightweight Champion BJ Penn against Kenny Florian, and a non-title Light Heavyweight bout for Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva against former Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin.


A previously announced bout between Rousimar Palhares and Alessio Sakara[4] was cancelled due to a broken leg suffered by Palhares during training.[5] Thales Leites stepped in to face Sakara.[6]

George Roop stepped in against George Sotiropoulos after Rob Emerson pulled out of the matchup due to a cut requiring stitches.[7]


Preliminary card

Lennox defeated Villefort via TKO (cut) at 3:37 of round 3
Sotiropoulos defeated Roop via submission (kimura) at 1:59 of round 2. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Penn vs. Florian fight.
Riddle defeated Cramer via unanimous decision (29–27, 30–26, 30–27).
Sakara defeated Leites via split decision (29–28, 27–30, 29–28).
Howard defeated McCrory via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).

Main card

Pellegrino defeated Neer via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Almeida defeated Grove via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Hendricks defeated Sadollah via TKO (strikes) at 0:29 of round 1.
Riley defeated Nelson via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Silva defeated Griffin via KO (punch) at 3:23 of round 1.
Penn defeated Florian via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:45 of round 4 to retain the UFC Lightweight Championship.

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Brazil Anderson Silva vs. United States Forrest Griffin
  • Knockout of the Night: Brazil Anderson Silva
  • Submission of the Night: United States BJ Penn


  1. ^ a b Stupp, Dann (August 9, 2009). "UFC 101 draws 17,411 attendance for Pennsylvania state record $3.55 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15778/ufc-101-draws-17411-attendance-for-state-record-355-million-live-gate.mma. Retrieved November 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2010-02-15). "UFC remains king of PPV hill". sports.yahoo.com. http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=dm-ppvbiz021510&prov=yhoo&type=lgns. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  3. ^ a b "UFC 101". Ufc.com. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=eventDetail.FightCard&eid=2209. Retrieved April 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Alessio Sakara vs. Rousimar Palhares set for UFC 101". MMAjunkie.com. April 1, 2009. http://mmajunkie.com/news/14429/alessio-sakara-vs-rousimar-palhares-set-for-ufc-101.mma. Retrieved April 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ "ROUSIMAR PALHARES SUFFERS BROKEN LEG". Mma Weekly. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=8735&zoneid=13. Retrieved May 9, 2009. 
  6. ^ "LEITES IN FOR INJURED PALHARES AT UFC 101". MMA Weekly.com. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=8750&zoneid=13. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 
  7. ^ Morgan, John. "Cut forces Rob Emerson out of UFC 101 bout; George Roop reported as replacement". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15611/cut-forces-rob-emerson-out-of-ufc-101-bout-george-roop-reported-as-replacement.mma. Retrieved July 24, 2009.