UFC 133 fight card preview for 'Evans vs Davis' in Philadelphia on Aug. 6

UFC 132: "Cruz vs. Faber 2" is officially in the books, bringing an end to six straight weeks of televised mixed martial arts action from both the UFC and Strikeforce.

Afraid you won't get your fix now that your weekends are free?

No worries. In addition to "Fedor vs. Henderson" on July 30 under the Strikeforce banner, UFC 133 is just around the corner and with it may come the crowning of the next 205-pound title contender.

"Evans vs. Davis" will feature the return of "Suga" Rashad Evans, as he tries to reclaim his spot as top dog in the light heavyweight division by repelling the "Wonderful" rise of Phil Davis.

Also booked for "The City of Brotherly Love" is a middleweight mash-up pitting Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort against former K-1 superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama.

In addition, Rich "Ace" Franklin will look to re-insert himself into the 205-pound elite with a victory over the always game but currently struggling Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Here is the current UFC 133 fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

205 lbs.: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis

Main Card (Pay-per-view):

185 lbs.: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Vitor Belfort
205 lbs.: Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
185 lbs.: Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
170 lbs.: Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle

Spike TV Prelims:

205 lbs.: Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya

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. Costantinos Philippou

Remember: MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 133, beginning with the pay-per-view telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Aug. 6. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.

To get up to speed on all the action for the promotion's return trip to the Keystone State, check out our UFC 133: "Evans vs. Davis" news archive by clicking here.

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