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Sources: Injury Forces Phil Davis Out of UFC 133 Main Event

Phil Davis has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 133 main event fight against Rashad Evans due to a knee injury, MMA Fighting has learned from sources. No word just yet on who, if anyone, Evans will now fight on the Aug. 6 card. UFC officials could not be reached for comment on Tuesday evening.

According to sources, the UFC is expected to announce Davis' injury and the new UFC 133 main event in the coming hours.

UFC 133 takes place at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.




Davis (9-0) recently defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night in March. The win improved his UFC record to 5-0.

Evans (15-1-1) hasn't competed due to various reasons since he beat Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 114 in May 2010.

The current UFC 133 co-main event features Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.