UFC 133 Fight Card: Evans vs. Ortiz

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An injury to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira forced him off the card, which led to Rich Franklin being removed as well. Franklin was offered a fight with Alexander Gustafsson, but turned it down due to only wanting to fight top guys at this stage of his career. The removal of that fight led to the Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama fight being moved into the co-main event spot, and the Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman fight being moved up onto the main pay-per-view card. The UFC has already announced that all the preliminary fights will be streamed on Facebook again. Here's how the whole card breaks down:

Aug 6th, live on Pay-per-view from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Main card:
Rashad Evans (15-1-1) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-8-1)


Vitor Belfort (19-9) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-3)


Jorge Rivera (19-8) vs. Alessio Sakara (15-8)


Rory MacDonald (11-1)  vs. Mike Pyle (21-7-1)


Dennis Hallman (50-13-2) vs. Brian Ebersole (47-14-1)


Spike TV card:

Matt Hamill (10-3) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (11-1)

Chad Mendes (10-0) vs. Rani Yahya (16-6)


Preliminary card:

Johny Hendricks (10-1) vs. Mike Pierce (12-3)


Mike Brown (24-8) vs. Nam Phan (16-8)


Ivan Menjivar (22-8) vs. Nick Pace (6-1)


Rafael "Sapo" Natal (11-3-1) vs. Constantinos Philippou (7-2)



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