Riki Fukuda out of UFC 133 due to car accident

Monday, June 20, 2011

Japanese striker Riki Fukuda (17-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been forced out of a UFC 133 bout with fellow middleweight Rafael “Sapo” Natal (12-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC).

In a Twitter update, Fukuda said he suffered a left-knee injury in a recent car accident. He didn’t give a timetable for his return.

UFC officials have not officially announced the withdrawal or a possible replacement opponent for Natal.

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