The series of injuries over at the UFC continue to run rampant as Tatame Magazine reports that Rogerio Nogueira has been forced out of his bout with Rich Franklin due to a shoulder injury suffered in practice.
UFC match maker Joe Silva attempted to patch the fourth match-up on the UFC 133 card to be ruined by an injury, but proved to have no takers and has now been cancelled. The cancellation now puts Belfort vs Yoshihiro Akiyama at the co-main event and Brian Ebersole vs Dennis Hallman on the main card.
This is the new official UFC 133 card as of now.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Vitor Belfort
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle
Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Matt Hamill
Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan
Rafael “Sapo” Natal vs. Costantinos Phillippou