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Anderson Silva vs Forrest Griffin Confirmed for UFC 101

Breaking news from Kevin Iole over at Yahoo Sports. Apparently the light heavyweight tilt between Griffin and Thiago Silva has been scrapped for a much more intriguing bout.

Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White made good on his promise to land a significant fight for suddenly under siege middleweight champion Anderson Silva, telling Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday that he had signed a deal for Silva to face ex-light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 101 in Philadelphia on Aug. 2

From Dana White.

“Forrest loved the idea and said he’d do it right away, and Anderson told me he would fight anyone I wanted him to fight, no matter who it is,” White said. “So we got the deal.”

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Here’s an old interview with Forrest talking about Anderson. Props Cage Potato.