The official weigh-in event for UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz II" is tentatively scheduled to take place at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Friday, August 5, 2011.
It is currently scheduled to air LIVE right here on MMAmania.com, as well as several other online destinations, via streaming video. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 4 p.m. ET.
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide the latest coverage of the UFC 133 weigh-ins, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.
"Evans vs. Ortiz II" will feature a reworked light heavyweight main event between former 205-pound straphangers Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz. Also booked for "The City of Brotherly Love" is a middleweight mash-up pitting Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort against Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama.
In addition, Rich "Ace" Franklin will look to re-insert himself into the light heavyweight elite with a victory over the always game but currently struggling Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Here is the current UFC 133 fight card:
205 lbs.: Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
Main Card (Pay-per-view):
Spike TV Prelims:
Preliminary Card (May not be broadcast):
170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
145 lbs.: Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
170 lbs.: Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman
185 lbs.: Rafael Natal vs. Constantinos Philippou
For those fortunate enough to be in Philly at the beginning of next month, remember the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh-in will open at 3:00 p.m. ET for the general public.
In addition, UFC Fight Club members will be able to attend a special Q&A session with former middleweight number one contender Chael Sonnen prior to that at 2 p.m. local time.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, Aug. 6), which is slated to air at 9 p.m. ET on pay-per-view. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7 p.m. ET with the preliminary bouts.
It's going to be a fun night of fights so don't miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC 133 coverage you can handle.