UFC 101 Live Thread: Anderson Silva vs Forrest Griffin, BJ Penn vs Kenny Florian

Can Anderson Silva Beat A Fomer Champ At 205? And Can Kenny Florian Beat The Prodigy? [UFC 101 Live Thread]

8/8/09 in MMA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect


UFC 101 is tonight, and you can catch it on PPV, or you can find some other way to watch it (wink wink).

Here are the fights that will be shown on the Pay-Per-View portion of the card:

Josh Neer vs Kurt Pellegrino
Kendall Grove vs Ricardo Almeida
Amir Sadollah vs Johnny Hendricks
Co-Main Event: Anderson Silva vs Forrest Griffin
Main Event, Lightweight Championship: BJ Penn vs Kenny Florian

I'll be posting the results as they happen.

If you're watching the fights, chat it up here all night. Give your preditions, analysis, and let us know who you want to win each fight. As always, enjoy the fights!

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8/9/09   |   michaelmckitrick

UFC is getting closer to looking at rigged fights every few months. Their was no way that Silva knocked out Griffen with that back steping love tap. If he had been knocked out, then he would not of gotten up and jogged towards the back.

8/9/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

All in all, decent night of fights but IMO still not the best advertisement for UFC. A guy gets KOed by a punch when the striker is backing away? Wow, that's a totally disgraceful way to get KOed. Reminds me of some great Roy Jones Jr fights when he'd put both hands behind his back and then stick his chin out and when the guy tried to punch him he'd lean back and then KO the guy.

8/9/09   |   johnsward66   |   216 respect

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Does the Knock out of Forrest Remind anyone else of Kimbo vs Petruzelli? Maybe we need Anderson to take on Seth.

8/9/09   |   brianmc0331   |   10 respect

anybody else think that there might have been more to the Silva Forrest fight? To be honest I didn't give Forest a shot in H@!!...but he does have heart and a undeniable will to go on. One punch from Silva backing up though seemed to do him in ..but he had enough energy to pop right up and run to his dressing room. Not ready to quite call it fixed but I am diffidently going to question it. A man that can take HUGE bombs and go on but one straight from Silva and he quits....

8/9/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

At least Florian and Penn put on a good fight.

8/9/09   |   thevandal1   |   71 respect

Well that is quite disappointing, um......go Diego Sanchez!!!

8/9/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Scott wrote:

So is it safe to say that Anderson Silva is bored with fighting in the middleweight division? 

It's almost safe to say he's bored with light heavyweights as well. Unfortunately, he and Lyoto Machida are training partners, and refuse to fight each other. I think that fight needs to happen, though.

8/9/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

That fight ruined my night. I had been looking forward to that for months, and that sucked. I hope this next fight is better.

8/9/09   |   alsportsfreak   |   2 respect

 omg silva is a beast.........he dodges everything

8/8/09   |   thevandal1   |   71 respect

If I didn't see that with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.

8/8/09   |   Scott   |   52826 respect

So is it safe to say that Anderson Silva is bored with fighting in the middleweight division? 

8/8/09   |   Scott   |   52826 respect

WOW.... Forest Griffin just got dropped

8/8/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Terry wrote:
hendricks looks like he should be ringing up my icee at 7/11

Dammit Forrest.

Anderson Silva is just so damn good.

8/8/09   |   Scott   |   52826 respect

It's a bad omen when the fight in the right is being overshadowed by a fight out of the ring

8/8/09   |   Terry   |   25 respect

ya hes a huge bj penn fan, had an article in the philly daily news yesterday that his first date with his gf was to a ufc fight

8/8/09   |   alsportsfreak   |   2 respect

i told ya that shane victorino was going to show up at the fight....... 

8/8/09   |   thevandal1   |   71 respect

Wow that was a TERRIBLE stoppage, one of the worst I've seen in a while, he did get rocked by those uppercuts, but come on, give him a chance dan.

8/8/09   |   Scott   |   52826 respect

Even though Amir got tagged by a couple of shots, I have to agree with Joe Rogan that it seemed like a little bit of a quick hook by the ref.  I smell a rematch down the line

8/8/09   |   Terry   |   25 respect

that fight got called way too early amir was trying to get up..and of course its not a sporting event in philly without booing

8/8/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Wow... Amir got wrecked.

8/8/09   |   Terry   |   25 respect

hendricks looks like he should be ringing up my icee at 7/11

8/8/09   |   thevandal1   |   71 respect

Man, that was a sick armbar attempt, I'm surprised he got out.

8/8/09   |   Scott   |   52826 respect

Grove had his chance in the 2nd round to submit Almeida but he couldnt lock in the armbar tightly.  Almeida wins by a 30-27 decision

8/8/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

All is well over here now. Kendall Grove looks sickly... and Ricardo Almeida needs to stop giving his limbs to Grove. He's begging to get submitted.

8/8/09   |   Scott   |   52826 respect

Pellegrino wins by a 30-27 decision on all 3 cards.... no big shock

8/8/09   |   Scott   |   52826 respect

Neer finally reversed and got ontop of Pellegrino with 30 seconds left in the 3rd round and connected with a couple of elbows that busted Pellegrino open but it's probably going to be too little too late

8/8/09   |   Scott   |   52826 respect

You arent missing much with the opening fight.  Pellegrino has had Neer on his back for the whole fight and is just basically laying on him

8/8/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

And now that's messing up for me as well. Dammit.

8/8/09   |   thevandal1   |   71 respect

Pat wrote:
I'm here for you.

Unfortunately for me, I actually ordered the PPV, but I'm forced to resort to the wink wink as well, because my DirecTV is crapping the bed. I can't even tell you how pissed I am right now.

It's been a bit spotty but it'll have to do .

8/8/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

thevandal1 wrote:
You know Pat, I had a rough night at the casino and wasn't goin out or gonna order the ppv, the (wink) just made my whole weekend. Thanks brother.

I'm here for you.

Unfortunately for me, I actually ordered the PPV, but I'm forced to resort to the wink wink as well, because my DirecTV is crapping the bed. I can't even tell you how pissed I am right now.

8/8/09   |   thevandal1   |   71 respect

You know Pat, I had a rough night at the casino and wasn't goin out or gonna order the ppv, the (wink) just made my whole weekend. Thanks brother.

8/8/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

Pat wrote:
Ouch.

yeah...my man card might be pulled. 

8/8/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

drn0iswatr wrote:
and for those of us who are stuck watching chick flicks PLEASE chat it up so I can stay on top of it.

Ouch.

8/8/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

and for those of us who are stuck watching chick flicks PLEASE chat it up so I can stay on top of it.