UFC 133: Card Taking Shape with More Added Bouts and a Big Main Event

Sal DeRose@@TheSalDeRoseCorrespondent IApril 28, 2011

UFC 133 has now become a hot card this summer with its big main event that now pits young up-comer Phil Davis against the likes of Rashad Evans.

Jon Jones had to pull out of his late summer/early fall bout with Evans due to an injury sustained in his hand.

So with a big main event like Davis versus Evans, UFC 133 has gone other routes to compliment the bout.

On the UFC 133 card is also a bout between light heavyweight UFC veterans Rich Franklin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Also set for UFC 133 is a bout between middleweights, Vitor Belfort and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Belfort had previously been making a push to appear at UFC 134 later in August in his home country of Brazil. 

The UFC 133 card is expected to take place in Philadelphia on August 6.

Michael McDonald was previously expected to face Nick Pace at UFC 133, but an injury to Kid Yamamoto led McDonald to fill in for him at UFC 130.


UFC 133

Light heavyweight bout- Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis

Light heavyweight bout- Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Middleweight bout- Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Welterweight bout- Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole

Middleweight bout- Rafael Natal vs. Riki Fukuda

Middleweight bout- Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara