UFC loaded up the caravan this week for its summer return to Philadelphia with the release of its 10-fight schedule for UFC 133 at the Wells Fargo Center on Aug. 6.
A light heavyweight fight between Rashad Evans (20-1-1, UFC) and Harrisburg native Phil Davis (9-0, UFC) is the scheduled main event. Originally, Evans was supposed to be in a title fight with former training partner Jon "Bones" Jones for the light heavyweight championship, but Jones injured his right hand, and Davis was named as the replacement.
Evans, who hasn't fought in a UFC event since No. 114 on May 29, 2010, re-enters the Octagon off a victory by unanimous decision that night over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Davis remains undefeated following his win by unanimous decision over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at a UFC Fight Night on March 26.
Coincidentally, Nogueira (19-5) is on this card in a five-round light heavyweight match against Rich Franklin (28-6, 1 no contest). Middleweight Vitor Belfort (19-9) will take on Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-3).
A pair of fighters who fought at UFC 101 in August 2009, the first-ever UFC card in Philly (and Pennsylvania), return. Middleweight Alessio Sakara (19-8) will fight Jorge Rivera (18-8), while welterweight Johny Hendricks (10-1) will battle Mike Pierce (12-3). At UFC 101, Sakara took home a split decision after three rounds against Brazilian Thales Leites, while Hendricks earned a first-round technical knockout of Amir Sadollah.
Other notables on the UFC 133 card are Chad Mendes (10-0) against Rani Yahya (16-6), featherweights; and Vladmir Matyushenko (26-5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (11-1), light heavyweights.
The top fights will air on pay-per-view, while Spike will air some of the prelimary bouts. Not all fights will be televised, and bouts are subject to change. Find the full slate of fights on UFC.com.