Following every UFC and Strikeforce event, The MMA Corner will break down the event and suggest fights the promotion should make in the future. This week, our focus is on “UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz,” which took place on Aug. 7 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Rashad Evans vs. Jon Jones/Rampage Jackson winner

This match-up should be a no-brainer, as Evans has been calling out his former training partner for months.

Evans was expected to earn a shot at the belt against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, but injuries have plagued the former Michigan State wrestler, giving Jones a shot to fight for, and win, the light heavyweight crown.

Once the belt had exchanged hands, “Suga” left his camp in Albuquerque, N.M., to prepare to fight Jones. But the champ was forced out due to a hand injury, leaving Evans short of yet another title shot.

With the win over Tito Ortiz on Saturday, Evans is now in the driver’s seat for a shot at the winner of Jones and recent foe “Rampage” Jackson, who will battle at UFC 135 in September.

Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

After his loss to Rashad Evans on Saturday, Ortiz now wants to take some time off to spend time with his family, and rightfully so after competing twice in a little over a month.

An opponent that sounds reasonable for “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” is the Brazilian Nogueira.

“Little Nog” was expected to face Rich Franklin on the Aug. 6 card, but was forced out of the event due to a shoulder injury.

Both Nogueira and Ortiz will be out of the Octagon for a while, which makes the timetable for this match-up perfect for the UFC.

The styles for both men would make this an interesting fight, with Ortiz being a wrestler and Nogueira possessing a black belt in jiu-jitsu. The standup game is fairly even between the two, with 13 combined knockouts.

Vitor Belfort vs. Chael Sonnen/Brian Stann winner

Where does “The Phenom” go from here? Well, from a fans’ perspective, I would want to see him take on the winner of Sonnen and Stann.

With a middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami later in the month, there is a log-jam at the middle of the rankings to determine who will challenge “The Spider” next.

I do not believe Belfort immediately rises back into title contention with his first-round stoppage of Yoshihiro Akiyama, but it does put him back in the top five middleweights in the UFC.

Other contenders that are inches away from a title shot are Chris Leben, Mark Munoz, Sonnen and Stann.

Leben and Munoz are expected to fight at UFC 138 in the promotion’s first five-round non-title fight.

Sonnen and Stann are scheduled to meet at UFC 136 in a three-round bout.

It’s hard to say which direction Belfort will go, but the winner of Sonnen and Stann makes more sense.

Belfort was not injured in his fight with Akiyama, which gives him the opportunity to get back in the cage soon. It would be a long wait to take on either Leben or Munoz.

Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo/Kenny Florian winner

The undefeated Mendes is now in line for a title shot with his performance against Rani Yahya.

There were talks that Mendes would take on Aldo following the champion’s title defense against Mark Hominick, but injuries sidelined Aldo until October.

The title shot now goes to Florian, who will take on the Brazilian phenom on Oct. 8 at UFC 136.

Whether it’s Aldo successfully defending his belt or Florian stealing the gold, Mendes will test either fighter for five rounds.

The Team Alpha Male member has excellent cardio, quick movement and solid wrestling. His game plan will be to grind out whoever the champion may be, which will be interesting to see, as Aldo and Florian love to finish fights.

Rory MacDonald vs. Johny Hendricks

This match-up would be well worth your money, as both MacDonald and Hendricks put on a show in every fight.

The Canadian MacDonald ran through his opponent, Mike Pyle, on Saturday, finishing him in the first round.

Hendricks took on fellow wrestler Mike Pierce and pulled out a split decision win.

Many believe the 22-year-old MacDonald is the next big thing in the UFC, but he needs to slowly progress as a fighter. He does not need to be thrown into the mix against a top contender just yet.

A fight against former collegiate wrestler Hendricks would be an entertaining fight for the fans as well as a good stylistic match-up for the two.

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

Gustafsson and Matyushenko were originally scheduled to face off at UFC 133, but “The Janitor” was forced out of the bout due to injury.

My hunch is that the UFC will try and match the two up again.

The 24-year-old Swede Gustafsson looked very impressive against late replacement Matt Hamill on Saturday. A win over a top guy like “The Hammer” propels him up the rankings, but the UFC does not need to rush his rise to the top.

“The Mauler” still has a lot to learn, so a fight against a veteran like Matyushenko would help better him as a mixed martial artist.

The bout would be a winnable fight for Gustafsson, and would also allow the UFC to help promote him. If he faces a top contender right now, no one will recognize his name.

Photo: Rashad Evans rains down punches on Tito Ortiz at UFC 133 (Tracy Lee/Yahoo! Sports)