Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Off UFC 133 with Injury, UFC Looking for Replacement

The hits just keep on coming for UFC 133, as Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been forced out of his co-headlining bout with Rich Franklin at the August 6 event in Philadelphia due to a shoulder injury.

The UFC is currently looking for a replacement. UFC President Dana White confirmed the news following a Tatme report.

UFC 133 has been decimated by injuries and only days ago saw headliner Phil Davis drop out due to injury and be replaced by Tito Ortiz.

While the UFC has yet to find a new opponent for Franklin, White said they are searching for a replacement. Strikeforce fighter Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has taken to Twitter to request a shot in the UFC against Franklin, but a crossover fight is highly unlikely as Lawal is still under contract with Strikeforce at this time.

UFC 133 will be headlined by a rematch between Ortiz and Rashad Evans and the event also features a matchup between middleweights Yoshiro Akiyama and Vitor Belfort.

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