What To Watch For In August

August is a stacked month in the sport of mixed martial arts. Even with Affliction: Trilogy being cancelled at the eleventh hour there are plenty of good fights this month.

UFC 101: Declaration – August 8

A fight that will force Anderson Silva to fight is what fans want to see.  This fight overshadows a lightweight title fight a long time in the making.

  • Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin
  • B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian

WEC 42 – August 9

Torres is one of the top pound for pound fighters and he will face one of his toughest opponents in the well rounded Brian Bowles

  • Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles
  • Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Curran

Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg – August 15

This card initially took a couple of big hits. First, Alistair Overeem was forced out of his heavyweight title bout with Fabricio Werdum with a lingering hand injury. Second, Joe Riggs was forced out of his welterweight title bout with Nick Diaz. Third, Josh Thomson was forced out of his lightweight title fight and re-match with Gilbert Melendez.

  • Gina Carano vs. Cristane Cyborg Santos
  • Nick Diaz vs. Jay Hieron
  • Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Gegard Mousasi
  • Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida

UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira – Agust 29

An event with a heavyweight match between two of the legends of the sport is a great card.  If you add to that an exciting middleweight fight between Demian Maia and Nate Marquardt you have a big draw.

  • Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  • Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt
  • Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva
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