Car Accident Forces Riki Fukuda Out of UFC 133 Bout

June 20, 2011
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UFC 133 fighter Riki Fukuda has been involved in a car accident and it has forced him out of his slot in Philadelphia against Renzo Gracie student Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal.

Fukuda made the announcement via his Twitter account.

‘I had a car accident on (the) 16th of July,” Fukuda wrote. “I broke my left knee and it seems (to) require surgery.”

Fukuda was set to make his 2nd appearance in the UFC after his debut fight ended in controversial nature, losing by decision to former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Nick Ring. Most scoring the fight had Fukuda winning the bout after the 15 minute battle.

The UFC has yet to make an announcement about Fukuda’s injury or potential replacement for the bout.

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