Unable to find a replacement for injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, the UFC has pulled Rich Franklin from the UFC 133 fight card and promoted Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama to co-headline the August 6 event in Philadelphia.
A welterweight matchup between veterans Dennis Hallman and Brian Ebersole was moved up from the prelims to fill the pay-per-view main card.
UFC 133 is headlined by light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans vs. former champ Tito Ortiz, while the event’s entire preliminary card will again be aired, including a pair of bouts on Spike TV and the remaining prelims on Facebook.
The latest UFC 133 lineup features:
MAIN CARD (PPV)
- Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
- Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
- Alessio Sakara vs. Jorge Rivera
- Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle
- Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
- Matt Hamill vs. Alexander Gustafsson
- Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
- Mike Pierce vs. Johny Hendricks
- Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan
- Rafael Natal vs. Constantinos Philippou
Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com for UFC 133 results on Aug. 6.