August and September will see some of the best fighters and biggest stars in all of combat sports in action. Fights like Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami, Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson, Vitali Klitschko vs. Tomasz Adamek and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz are the obvious highlights of the schedule. But there are some sleeper fights on the schedule that may outdo those top draw stars.
Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson and Joseph Agbeko vs. Abner Mares are legitimate top level fights that may deliver all the action that fans could ask for.
Here is the upcoming schedule of major events, with a 1-5 star 'value' placed on overall card importance (idea taken from the Bad Left Hook schedule). You can click any event for SBN's full coverage.
Which event and which individual fight are you most excited about?
12 - Strikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs. Duarte (Showtime) *
13 - Boxing: Joseph Agbeko vs Abner Mares (Showtime) ****
14 - UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle (Versus) ***
27 - Boxing: Robert Guerrero vs Marcos Maidana (HBO) ****
27 - UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami (PPV) *****
03 - Boxing: Andre Berto vs. Jan Zaveck (HBO) ***
10 - Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals (Showtime) ****
10 - Boxing: Vitali Klitschko vs. Tomasz Adamek (HBO) *****
17 - UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger (Spike TV) ***
17 - Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz (HBO PPV) *****
24 - UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage (PPV) *****