Upcoming UFC and Strikeforce Shows See Eleven Top Ten Fighters in Action

Rashad Evans is ranked #4 in the USA TODAY / SB Nation Consensus Rankings and will fight at UFC 133. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa, LLC via Getty Images)

MMA is in the middle of a slow couple of weeks but once action picks up it will continue at a torrid pace. While much of the focus has been on the collapse of the UFC 133 main event, many great fights have been announced for upcoming cards. Let's take a look at upcoming action through August featuring top ten ranked fighters in the USA TODAY / SB Nation Consensus Rankings to see what fights could lead to a major shift:

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson

Emelianenko Fedor (#9 Heavyweight) vs. Dan Henderson (#8 Light Heavyweight)

UFC 133

Rashad Evans (#4 Light Heavyweight) vs. Tito Ortiz (Unranked) - Main Card
Vitor Belfort (#7 Middleweight) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (#21 Middleweight) - Main Card
Chad Mendes (#3 Featherweight) vs. Rani Yahya (#17 Featherweight)  - Spike TV

UFC on Versus 5

Jim Miller (#6 Lightweight) vs. Ben Henderson (#14 Lightweight) - Main Card
Joseph Benavidez (#2 Bantamweight) vs. Eddie Wineland (#12 Bantamweight) - Undercard

UFC 134

UFC Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva (#1 Middleweight) vs. Yushin Okami (#2 Middleweight)
Mauricio Rua (#2 Light Heavyweight) vs. Forrest Griffin (#6 Light Heavyweight)

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