Nogueira injured, UFC 133 fight vs. Frankllin cancelled

by Guilherme Cruz | source:

It is deja vu all over again for UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, as reported by Tatame.

Joe Silva hás a lot of work to do. After finding a replacement for UFC 133 fighters Phil Davis and Vladimir Matyushenko, he has to find another opponent for Rich Franklin.

Rogerio ‘Minotouro’ Nogueira, who was set to fight the former champion at the card, has suffered an injury and is out of the card.

A shoulder injury suffered in training is the cause of the withdrawl. Nogueira's return to the Octagon is not known at this point.

It looks like the UFC finally ran out of options.

After a hectic pace of shuffling in light heavyweights to key UFC 133 matchups, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva was finally forced to admit defeat.

UFC officials today announced that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira's withdrawal from the Aug. 6 event has forced the cancellation of a planned co-feature contest with Rich Franklin.

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Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama bout will be moved up to the co-main event. The welterweight battle between Dennis Hallman and Brian Ebersole has been moved from the prelims to the main card.


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nrallen site profile image  

7/18/11 8:54 AM by nrallen

i thought it would have been sensible to put gustaffson versus franklin, both on the same card and lost their opponents. not a marquee match-up but keeps them busy and doesn't put all that training to waste.

semtex0809 site profile image  

7/17/11 10:28 PM by semtex0809

I think these duds fake injuries when they know they're going to lose nog brothers lol he thought he was going to be able to beat davis but it backedfired on his azzz

Jmunzies site profile image  

7/17/11 10:12 PM by Jmunzies

NOOOOO!!!!!I guess all those ice baths with Jorge Gurgel were for nothing now.

Chuck Kongo site profile image  

7/17/11 6:54 PM by Chuck Kongo

Oh?Since when did one B level fighter(Mayhem) beating another B level fighter(Bisping) suddenly make someone an A level fighter?

kenburket site profile image  

7/17/11 6:50 PM by kenburket

The fight just got scrapped, such bullshit

BigBlack23 site profile image  

7/17/11 6:08 PM by BigBlack23

LOL at everybody saying that Mayhem is a B level fighter.  When Mayhem BEATS THE BRAKES off of Bisping and wins me $500 you will all EAT YOUR WORDS DAMMIT!!!!!!!  lol.  

kenburket site profile image  

7/17/11 4:56 PM by kenburket

Although I would rather not wish to see Rich vs Hamill 2,but its the only thing that makes sense at this point, their first fight was at entertaining, I cant see them bringing Krystoff in as a co main event for a ppv, but who knows, Leben vs Franklin would b epic

Shallow Graves site profile image  

7/17/11 3:45 PM by Shallow Graves

I just hope they dont scrap the franklin fight altogether, I was really looking forward to seeing Ace fight live.

Turd_Ferguson site profile image  

7/17/11 3:32 PM by Turd_Ferguson

Ricco @ 205 vs. Franklin? - I would love to see another Ricco- Tito Card

ArtWanderlei site profile image  

7/17/11 3:30 PM by ArtWanderlei

Did his foot get run over as he was trying to feed a carrot to a bus?