Article

UFC 101 Card Final with Addition of Two Bouts

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - After extending UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva the five round distance for the first time this past April, Thales Leites will waste no time stepping back into the Octagon to begin on his road back to a title shot as he takes on hard-hitting Alessio Sakara in preliminary action on August 8th’s UFC 101 card at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.
By Thomas Gerbasi

After extending UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva the five round distance for the first time this past April, Thales Leites will waste no time stepping back into the Octagon to begin on his road back to a title shot as he takes on hard-hitting Alessio Sakara in preliminary action on August 8th’s UFC 101 card at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

Also added to the now complete card is an intriguing lightweight rematch between veteran Aaron Riley and young gun Shane Nelson. The two first met at UFC 96 in March, with Nelson winning via a controversial first round stoppage. Riley gets his chance to even the score on August 8th.

Tickets for UFC 101, which is headlined by the lightweight championship match between BJ Penn and Kenny Florian, and Anderson Silva’s return to the 205-pound weight class against Forrest Griffin, are priced at $600, $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50, and are on sale now. Tickets are available via www.ComcastTIX.com, UFC.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200, the Wachovia Center Box Office, or select ACME markets.
Sunday, December 21
4AM
CET
Barueri, Brazil

Media

Recent
UFC Fight Night Barueri weigh-in event inside the Ginasio Jose Correa on December 19, 2014 in Barueri, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Dec 19, 2014
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season 3 winner Antonio Carlos Junior talks about what life was like before and after winning the show, and how he's now prepared for Patrick Cummins.
Dec 19, 2014
Watch the official weigh-in for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway, live Friday, December 19 at 7pm CET.
Dec 16, 2014
Get an inside look at UFC lightweight Elias Silverio's training camp in Sao Paulo, Brazil as he prepares for his fight against Rashid Magomedov.
Dec 19, 2014