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UFC 133: Let's Not Call It a Draw

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UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz 2 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Wells Fargo Center – Aug. 6, 2011

Rashad “Suga” Evans beat Tito Ortiz in the main event of UFC 133, after the two men fought to a draw four years earlier.

Evans was supposed to challenge Jon “Bones” Jones for the light heavyweight title, but the champ’s hand injury meant he would have to wait eight more months for his title shot.

Ortiz stepped in to fill the void, even though he had just fought at the previous month’s PPV. Evans won by TKO in the second round.

Vitor Belfort bounced back from a loss to Anderson Silva by knocking out Yoshihiro Akiyama at the 1:52 mark.

Brian Ebersole used elbow strikes to beat Dennis Hallman by TKO in 4 minutes, 28 seconds. Costas Phillippou won a split decision over Jorge Rivera.

Rory MacDonald opened the PPV with a win over Mike Pyle by TKO at the 3:54 mark.

On the Spike TV prelims, Alexander Gustafson beat Matt Hamill by TKO in the second round. Chad “Money” Mendes beat Rani Yahya by unanimous decision.

Facebook viewers saw Ivan Menjivar beat Nick Pace by unanimous decision, and Mike Brown won in the same way over Nam Phan.

Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks captured a split decision over Mike Pierce, and Rafael “Sapo” Natal scored his first UFC win over Paul Bradley by unanimous decision.

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