Jon Jones is out of UFC 133, Rashad Evans will fight Phil Davis insteadPosted on April 25, 2011, 02:06 PM by Anton Gurevich
Newly crowned UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones was forced to pull out of the UFC 133 title clash against the former teammate Rashad Evans doe to a torn thumb ligament. According to MMAWeekly.com the injury will require surgery, which will keep Jones out of action for a yet to be determined amount of time.
However, instead of the long-anticipated fight between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans, fans will get to see Phil Davis’ first Top 5 test inside the Octagon. Decorated wrestler stepped in to replace Jon Jones, and will face Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 133, which will take place on August 6, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Phil Davis tweets (via MMAMania.com):
Dear people, I'm now fighting Rashad Evans in August ... Forget what you thought you knew! Philly. UFC 133.
Phil Davis is currently 9-0 in his Mixed Martial Arts campaign, with a notable victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his last bout. Davis ranked #9 on LowKick.com Community Light Heavyweight rankings for April 20th.
Photo: Rashad Evans at the UFC 94 weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Arena, on January 30, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. Francis Specker