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Riki Fukuda out of UFC 133 due to car-accident injury

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Japanese striker Riki Fukuda (17-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been forced out of a UFC 133 bout with fellow middleweight Rafael "Sapo" Natal (12-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC).

In a Twitter update, Fukuda said he suffered a left-knee injury in a recent car accident. He didn't give a timetable for his return.

UFC officials have not officially announced the withdrawal or a possible replacement opponent for Natal.

UFC 133 takes place at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Aug. 6. The night's main card airs on pay-per-view, though Fukuda vs. Natal was slated for the preliminary card.

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Post #1   6/20/11 9:03:14AM   

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Man, that's too bad. Hopefully it was a minor injury and he'll be back in the octagon soon. I was really looking forward to seeing him get some vengeance for getting screwed in the Nick Ring fight.

Post #2   6/20/11 10:02:54AM   

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Broke his knee, I think he said. That's shitty for him.

Post #3   6/20/11 12:42:05PM   

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That's unfortunate. Hope to see him return soon.

Post #4   6/20/11 1:53:52PM   

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Kendall Grove may get a call back here.

Post #5   6/20/11 6:01:47PM