If you are still bumming over Affliction Entertainment’s demise, it’s time to get over it because Zuffa, LLC has you covered all next weekend.
For your viewing pleasure, Zuffa’s cash cow, also known as the UFC, kicks off the the festivities Saturday evening as they make their debut in the City of Brotherly Love. Lightweight champ BJ Penn will be defending his strap against Kenny Florian at UFC 101 inside the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
If that wasn’t enough, opening for that five round lightweight affair will be a light heavyweight match-up between former champ Forrest Griffin and middleweight king Anderson Silva. On almost any other show, this would be the card’s finale, however Penn-Florian deservedly gets top billing this evening.
The UFC’s sister company, the WEC, will be hosting their WEC 42 event inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday evening. Bantamweight sensation Miguel Torres will be defending his title and 17-fight win streak against top contender Brian Bowles.
UFC 101 will be available only on pay-per-view, while you can catch WEC 42 for free on the Versus Network.