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Final Two Bouts Added To Complete UFC 101: Declaration

UFC fans on the east coast will finally get to quench their thirst for top flight MMA action when UFC 101: Declaration hits the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 8th. Today, the UFC officially announced the final two bouts to complete the card. Thales Leites, fresh off his somewhat disappointing performance against Anderson Silva at UFC 97, will square off against hard-hitting Alessio Sakara in a middleweight fight. Also, Shane Nelson will again battle Aaron Riley in a lightweight bout in an attempt to bring a rightful closure to their on-going contest. Nelson and Riley previously fought at UFC 96 where Nelson was awarded the victory in a controversial fashion when referee Yves Lavigne prematurely called a stop to the fight. The full fight card is listed below.


• B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian (for UFC lightweight title)
• Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin
• Johny Hendricks vs. Amir Sadollah
• Ricardo Almeida vs. Kendall Grove
• Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellgrino


• Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley
• John Howard vs. Tamdan McCrory
• Thales Leites vs. Alessio Sakara
• Dan Cramer vs. Matthew Riddle
• Rob Emerson vs. George Sotiropoulos
• Jesse Lennox vs. Danillo Villefort

Tickets for UFC 101: Declaration are on sale now.