Jon “Bones” Jones Injured, Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis at UFC 133 in Philadelphia

A torn ligament in Jon “Bones” Jones’ thumb has forced the UFC light heavyweight champion into minor surgery, non the less the champion should be able to return by the end of 2011. This time, instead of waiting, Rashad Evans will indeed take a fight before his shot at the gold when he goes up against Phil Davis which is expected to be at least the co-main event of the evening at UFC 133. The news was confirmed todat that the former NCAA champion Phil Davis was called upon to face Evans as part of the August event scheduled for Philadelphia, PA.

Rashad Evans has been out of action since last May when he defeated rival Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 114. Evans was waiting for a shot at then light heavyweight champion Maurcio “Shogun” Rua, when injuries pushed the fight back, and then Evans himself had to withdraw due to a knee injury. Rua ended up losing to Evans’ replacement, Jon Jones. It was then decided the two former teammates would battle it out for the gold

Phil Davis, the former Penn State All-American stepped in on late notice to replace an injured Tito Ortiz in his last fight, defeating Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Davis has been perfect in the UFC so far, picking up five wins in five fights.

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