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