Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at Affliction 1

An injury has sidelined Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for his upcoming fight at UFC 133, and the promotion is now seeking a replacement to face Rich Franklin.

UFC President Dana White announced the news on Twitter late Saturday night.

The nature of Nogueira’s injury is unknown right now, but the timing couldn’t be much worse.

UFC 133 has been riddled with injuries over the last week, losing main event fighter Phil Davis just days ago, and now the co-main event is searching for a replacement as well.

Rich Franklin is expected to stay on the card against a new opponent, but the UFC has yet to announce who that might be.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Nogueira’s replacement when it becomes available.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Injury to Linton Vassell Causes Bellator 158 Main Card Shift

  • 23 days ago
  • 11 views

An injury to Linton Vassell has derailed his summer plans of competing in front of his fellow Englishmen against Francis Carmont at Bellator 158: London. read news >>

Cain Velasquez Talks Training Differently to Avoid Injury (UFC 200 Video)

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

Cain Velasquez fields questions from the press before his upcoming UFC 200 fight against Travis Browne at Wednesday's pre-fight press conference. read news >>

Demetrious Johnson Withdraws from Fight with Wilson Reis at UFC 201 with Injury

  • 20 days ago
  • 10 views

Demetrious Johnson has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his title fight against Wilson Reis at UFC 201 due to an injury, according to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. The two were scheduled to co read news >>

Injury Removes Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis from UFC 201

  • 19 days ago
  • 10 views

An undisclosed injury to Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson has forced his next title defense off of the UFC 201 fight card. read news >>

Douglas Lima Looking to Finish Paul Daley in Bellator 158 Main Event

  • 13 days ago
  • 23 views

Douglas Lima stepped in for an injured Josh Koscheck to face Paul Daley in the Bellator 158 main event and plans on finishing the Englishman in London. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 91 Medical Suspensions: Michael McDonald Sidelined for Two Months

  • 12 days ago
  • 31 views

Every fighter on the UFC Fight Night 91 event on Wednesday in Sioux Falls, S.D., was issued, at minimum, a precautionary medical suspension of 7 days. read news >>

Cyborg Santos Injury: Updates on MMA Fighter's Head and Recovery

  • 11 days ago
  • 466 views

Cristiane Justino, ex-wife of Evangelista Santos, revealed the 38-year-old mixed martial arts fighter suffered a gruesome head injury in his defeat Saturday to Michael Page at Bellator 158. Justino p read news >>

Chad Mendes Sidelined for Two Years for UFC Anti-Doping Violation

  • 8 days ago
  • 19 views

USADA announced on Wednesday that Chad Mendes has received a two-year period of ineligibility for violating the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. read news >>