“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 3 alum Matt Hamill will answer the bell against Swedish import Alexander Gustafsson in a preliminary light heavyweight matchup at UFC 133 “Evans vs. Ortiz 2” on Aug. 6 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. A restructured 11-fight lineup has been finalized for the pay-per-view event, which recently lost headliner Phil Davis and co-headliner Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to injuries.

Hamill (10-3, 9-3 UFC), who replaced former International Fight League champion Vladimir Matyushenko on the UFC 133 roster, has posted five wins in six appearances. The 34-year-old Loveland, Ohio, native last fought at UFC 130 in May, when he lost a unanimous decision to former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; the defeat snapped his five-fight winning streak. A three-time NCAA wrestling champion at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Hamill has secured six of his 10 career victories by knockout or technical knockout. Wins against EliteXC veteran Seth Petruzelli, world-ranked middleweight Mark Munoz and Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts representative Keith Jardine buoy his resume. Hamill has been finished only once -- by former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin -- in 13 professional outings.

Gustafsson (11-1, 3-1 UFC) will carry a modest two-fight winning streak into the match. The 24-year-old Swede last appeared at UFC 127 in February, when he submitted James Te Huna with a first-round rear-naked choke at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. A potent offensive fighter, Gustafsson (Pictured; file photo) sports seven first-round finishes on his resume. Only one of his 12 career bouts has reached the judges.

A rematch between former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz will headline UFC 133, along with a middleweight showdown between Vitor Belfort and Yoshihiro Akiyama. A welterweight battle pairing Dennis Hallman with Brian Ebersole, a middleweight duel pitting Jorge Rivera against American Top Team’s Alessio Sakara and a welterweight bout matching fast-rising Canadian Rory MacDonald with Xtreme Couture’s Mike Pyle will round out the main card.

Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle
Matt Hamill vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya
Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
Mike Thomas Brown vs. Nam Phan
Constantinos Philippou vs. Rafael Natal

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