Riki Fukuda Out of UFC 133 After Car Wreck

Wreck forces Fukuda out of Natal bout; replacement unknown

Middleweight Riki Fukuda has been forced out of his UFC 133 bout with Rafael Natal due to a knee injury suffered in June 16 car wreck.

Natal tweeted the news overnight. Costas Philippou will serve as his replacement.

Fukuda lost a controversial decision to Nick Ring at UFC 127 in February when the judges awarded Ring a fight clearly won by Fukuda.

UFC 133 takes place on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia. It is headlined by a light heavyweight contender’s bout between former belt holder Rashad Evans and super-prospect Phil Davis.

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