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UFC 133 Event Poster: Take Two

Written by Tom Ngo
July 14th, 2011
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UFC Poster 133 Evans Ortiz

With a simple cut and paste job, the Octagon’s graphics department has updated the event poster for UFC 133. Unfortunately for UFC president Dana White, swapping out main event fighters is a tad more complicated than a couple clicks of the mouse.

After watching Phil Davis reluctantly bow out with a knee injury, Lyoto Machida initially agreed to play substitute but later demanded “Anderson Silva money” to take the August 6th scrap.

Luckily for White, Tito Ortiz pulled a switheroo of his own. After originally stating he wasn’t interested, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” decided 24 days was ample time to prepare for Evans. Furthermore, Ortiz was just 11 days removed from his most impressive performance in years.

The former light heavyweight champions will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.

“UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz” takes place inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Here is the card’s revised roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rafael Natal vs. Costantinos Phillippou

Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan

Mike Pierce vs. Johny Hendricks

Nick Pace vs. Ivan Menjivar

Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman

(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Rani Yahya vs. Chad Mendes

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

Main Bouts:

(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald

Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara

Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz

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