Forrest Griffin Vs. Thiago Silva Still On Tap UFC 101

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From MMAJunkie.com:

A light-heavyweight bout between former champion Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) remains on target for an August date.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the possibility of the bout earlier this month and pointed to a likely August fight date.

The UFC has since put in motion plans for two August pay-per-view events, but sources close to the event tell MMAjunkie.com Griffin vs. Silva is slated for UFC 101, which takes place Aug. 8 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

UFC 101 is expected to feature a lightweight title fight between champion B.J. Penn and top contender Kenny Florian in the main event. Griffin vs. Silva is expected to earn co-main-event status.

Griffin vs. Silva has not been signed, but verbal agreements are in place, and bout agreements are expected to be distributed this week.

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