MMAJunkie.com reports that both Griffin and Silva have verbally agreed to the fight and are expected to sign contracts in the coming days. UFC 101 has not been officially announced but is expected to take place August 8 in Portland, Oregon.
One of the UFC's biggest stars, Griffin last fought at UFC 92 when he lost the light heavyweight title to Rashad Evans. Griffin broke his hand in the process but recently said he'll be ready to return in July. Silva last fought at UFC 94, losing to Lyoto Machida.
UFC 101: Forrest Griffin-Thiago Silva as Couture-Nogueira Co-Main Event? originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Mon, 16 Mar 2009 18:31:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.