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MMA's summer fighting tour

Urijah Faber celebrates his unanimous decision over Eddie

Urijah Faber celebrates his unanimous decision over Eddie Wineland in their mixed martial arts match at UFC 128. (March 19, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

Every summer, we hear all about the blockbuster movies hitting theaters and the music artists old and new going on tour. Both are enjoyable forms of entertainment, once you pick and choose how to make your money match your preferences.

And if you take a step back and look at the mixed martial arts calendar, you'll see that the next five weeks are already booked. Again, pick and choose how to best spend your money.

Saturday, June 4: The Ultimate Finale

Clay Guida and Anthony Pettis headlines the Las Vegas card that also determines the Season 14 winner of "The Ultimate Fighter." Watch: Free on Spike.

Saturday, June 11: UFC 131

Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin fight for the next UFC heavyweight title shot. Also on the card in Vancouver are Kenny Florian, Demian Maia, Mark Munoz, Donald Cerrone and Long Islander Chris Weidman. Watch: Pay-per-view,

Saturday, June 18: Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum

The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix resumes with quarterfinal bouts between Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum, and Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers. Gina Carano also makes her return to the cage in Dallas. Watch: Showtime.

Friday, June 24: Strikeforce Challengers

Long Islander Gian Villante goes cross-country to fight Lorenz Larkin in Kent, Wash. Watch: Showtime.

Saturday, June 25: Bellator 46

The featherweight tournament begins with four quarterfinal bouts in Hollywood, Fla. Watch: MTV2.

Sunday, June 26: UFC on Versus 4

An impressive card in Pittsburgh is headlined by Anthony Johnson vs. Nate Marquardt, who drops to welterweight. Other fights include Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry, Martin Kampmann vs. John Howard, plus see Matt Mitrione, Joe Stevenson and former Hofstra wrestler Rich Attonito. Watch: Versus.

Saturday, July 2: UFC 132

Urijah Faber (pictured above) gets his title shot against bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz on this Las Vegas card. Other bouts include Tito Ortiz's last chance in the UFC against Ryan Bader, and Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben. Watch : Pay-per-view.

 

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