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:
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
(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