“UFC 133: Evans vs. Davis” Roster Updated

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
June 21st, 2011

UFC Poster 133 Evans Davis Philly

Shortly after Riki Fukuda revealed a serious leg injury from a car accident would force him out of his middleweight tussle against Rafael Natal, Costas Philippou instantly agreed to play substitute and meet Natal at “UFC 133: Evans vs. Davis.”

Although no official announcement from the organization has been made, Natal confirmed the situation on his Twitter account.

The show takes place August 6th inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Octagon’s long awaited return to the City of Brotherly Love will be headlined by a light heavyweight scrap between former champ Rashad Evans and fast-rising star Phil Davis.

A 205-pound affair with Rich Franklin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will serve as the show’s co-main event.

The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here are the athletes expected to perform in Philly:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rafael Natal vs. Costas Philippou

Mike Pierce vs. Johny Hendricks

Nick Pace vs. Ivan Menjivar

Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan

Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman

Rani Yahya vs. Chad Mendes

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

Main Bouts:

Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald

Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara

Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis

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