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UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn will defend his title against No. 1 contender Kenny Florian in the main event of UFC 101 Aug. 8 in Philadelphia.

According to BJPenn.com, Florian has already signed the bout agreement which Penn received today and plans on signing.

Penn (13-5-1) will fight in the Octagon for the first time since losing to Georges St-Pierre in January.

“The Prodigy” is 3-3 in his last six UFC fights, but all three losses have come at 170 pounds. He hasn’t lost a fight in the lightweight division in seven years.

Florian (11-3), earned his top contender status by beating Joe Stevenson, who Penn originally beat for the title, in November. Florian has won six straight fights since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Sean Sherk. His only two losses in the UFC have come against Sherk and Diego Sanchez.
 
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