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Best MMA Events: What to Watch in August

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Summer is winding down and after a slow month of July in Zuffa land (compared to May) August is packed with three UFC events and one Strikeforce. Contrary to what some might tell you Mixed Martial Arts isn’t just the UFC and Strikeforce. On any given week there are several MMA events taking place in the United States and across the world.

The month of August is jam-packed and we’re highlighted the top MMA promotions / events below.

August 5, 2011 - Tachi Palace Fights 10 – Let the Chips Fall

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Lemoore, California

  • Flyweight Championship -Darrell Montague vs. Ian McCall
  • Featherweight Championship – Joe Soto vs. Eddie Yagin
  • Jussier da Silva vs. Mamoru Yamaguchi
  • Doug Marshall vs. Giva Santana
  • Ulysses Gomez vs. Drew Bittner
  • David Marshall vs. Jorge Lopez
  • Phil Collins vs. Kenny Ento
  • Art Arciniega vs. Andy Miranda
  • Brad McDonald vs. Sergio Quinones

August 6, 2011 - King of the Cage – Demolition

Northern Lights Casino, Walker, Minnesota

August 6, 2011 - UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz 2

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
  • Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
  • Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya
  • Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
  • Mike Thomas Brown vs. Nam Phan
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Matt Hamill
  • Jorge Rivera vs. Constantinos Philippou
  • Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole
  • Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
  • Rafael Natal vs. Paul Bradley

August 12, 2011 - Strikeforce – Challengers 18

Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Jorge Gurgel vs. Joe Duarte
  • Gian Villante vs. Keith Berry
  • Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah D’Alelio
  • Nate James vs. Danillo Villefort
  • Milton Vieira vs. Sterling Ford

August 13, 2011 - MMA Fight Pit – Genesis

The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Coty Wheeler vs. Jens Pulver
  • Houston Alexander vs. Razak Al-Hassan
  • Angelica Chavez vs. Diana Rael
  • Junie Allen Browning vs. Lenny Lovato
  • Jamie Yager vs. Willie Parks
  • Conrad Padilla vs. Guy Youell
  • Travis Marks vs. Jason Sampson
  • Clint Roberts vs. Sean Spencer
  • Tyler East vs. Chris Guillen
  • Rocky Ramirez vs. Mark Lujan

August 14, 2011 - UFC Live 5 – Hardy vs. Lytle

Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle
  • Jim Miller vs. Benson Henderson
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland
  • Duane Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah
  • T.J. O’Brien vs. Cole Miller
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Kyle Noke vs. Ed Herman
  • Ronny Markes vs. Karlos Vemola
  • Danny Castillo vs. Jacob Volkmann
  • Jared Hamman vs. C.B. Dollaway
  • Leonard Garcia vs. Alex Caceres
  • Jason Reinhardt vs. Edwin Figueroa

August 19, 2011 - Shark Fights 18

JA Nugget Resort and Casino, Reno

August 20, 2011 - Bellator 48

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

  • Featherweight Finals Pat Curran vs. Marlon Sandro
  • Cole Konrad vs. Paul Buentello
  • Ricco Rodriguez vs. Seth Petruzelli
  • Rene Nazare vs. Juan Barrantes
  • Nik Fekete vs. Mark Griffin
  • Saul Almeida vs. Tateki Matsuda
  • Dan Cramer vs. John Clarke
  • Ryan Quinn vs. Brett Oteri
  • Andrew Calandrelli vs. Matt Nice

August 20, 2011 - King of the Cage – Overdrive

Riverwind Casino, Norman, Oklahoma

August 26, 2011 - Tuff-N-Uff

Cox Pavillion, Las Vegas, Nevada

August 27, 2011 - UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami

HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Middleweight Championship Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami
  • Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo
  • Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
  • Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
  • Yuri Alcantara vs. Felipe Arantes
  • Erick Silva vs. Mike Swick
  • Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
  • Rousimar Palhares vs. Dan Miller
  • Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland

August 27, 2011 - ProElite

Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Ray Lopez
  • Kendall Grove vs. Joe Riggs
  • Jake Heun vs. Mark Ellis
  • Drew McFedries vs. Kala Hose
  • Sara McMann vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi

August 27, 2011 - Gladiator Challenge – Unleashed

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Lincoln, California

August 27, 2011 - King of the Cage – Kingpin

Lubbock Civic Center, Lubbock, Texas

August 27, 2011 - King of the Cage – Underground 70

Leelanau Sands Casino, Peshawbestown, Michigan

This is not every event in the month of August, there are smaller events here in the states and overseas not listed. Check out Sherdog’s comprehensive list of events in the month of August here.

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