UFC 133 is set to take place on August 6 from the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pa. The event will be held at the Wells Fargo Center.
The fight card will be headlined by a bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and the resurgent Tito Ortiz. It was originally thought that current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be meeting Evans on this card, but a hand injury to the champion prevented that fight from being booked.
Evans was then slated to meet the up-and-coming Phil Davis, but a training camp knee injury caused Davis to be scratched from the card.
Ortiz (16-8-1) will enter the Octagon after earning Submission of the Night honors by submitting Ryan Bader at UFC 132, which took place on July 2.
Evans (15-1-1) has not fought since May 29, 2010. Evans' sole loss was at the hands of Lyoto Machida in a fight that saw Machida wrest the UFC title from Evans' grasp.
Ortiz and Evans have fought before, battling to a draw at UFC 73 in July 2007.
UFC 133 recently saw the co-main event of Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira dropped from the event when Nogueira sustained a training camp injury. The new co-main event will now be a middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Yoshihiro Akiyama.
The complete UFC 133 fight card is listed below:
Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Vitor Belfort
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald
Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole
Spike TV Preliminary Bouts
Matt Hamill vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya
UFC Facebook Stream Preliminary Bouts
Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
Costantinos Phillippou vs. Rafael Natal
Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan
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