REPORT: Phil Davis Injured; Lyoto Machida to Face Rashad Evans at UFC 133

UFC light-heavyweight Phil Davis was forced out of his UFC 133 booking against top contender Rashad Evans with a knee injury and he has already been replaced. The fine folks at HeadKickLegend have revealed that Lyoto Machida will step in on less than a months notice to face Evans. The winner is expected to face the winner of the UFC 135 title bout between Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson.

The fight will be a rematch of their bout at UFC 96, where Machida scored a brutal knockout over Evans.

Evans is coming off of a long lay-off, while Machida is fresh off of a spectacular knockout victory of UFC legend Randy Couture. The updated UFC 133 card now looks like this:

MAIN CARD

  • Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans
  • Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Vitor Belfort
  • Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
  • Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
  • Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya
  • Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman
  • Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
  • Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
  • Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan
  • Rafael “Sapo” Natal vs. Costantinos Phillippou

 

 

Tags: Lyoto Machida MMA Phil Davis Phil Davis Replacement Rashad Evans Rashad Evans Lyoto Machida UFC Ufc 133

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