UFC 133: Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida 2, Phil Davis Injured (Update)

UFC 133 in Philadelphia was hit with a disaster as main event fighter Phil Davis was forced to withdraw from his fight with Rashad Evans, due to injry. Davis suffered a knee injury while getting ready to face Suga on Aug. 6th.

Quickly after the news broke, Lyoto Machida stepped up to replace Davis and give Rashad Evans another shot at the Dragon.

Rashad will look to avenge his UFC 98 knockout loss to the Dragon at UFC 133 on Aug. 6th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [see picture]

Not so fast, Ed Soares Lyoto’s Manager told Tatame.

“The fight is very close and for a professional matter we can’t accept it. We want to make the best match and there is remaining just a few weeks and it wouldn’t be fair with the fans to do a bad performance.”

Jon Bones Jones Injured, Rashad Evans vs Phil Davis Targeted For UFC 133

Ohh… The drama machine between former teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans has come to an end, at least for now. Bones Jones must undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb, according to MMAWeekly.

Stepping up, Mr. Wonderful Phil Davis (9-0) will replace him and face Rashad Evans in the co-main event at UFC 133 in Philadelphia.

“Dear people, I’m now fighting Rashad Evans in August … Forget what you thought you knew! Philly. UFC 133.” said Phil Davis via twitter.