Two of the finest light heavyweights to ever grace the ring have been linked to a meeting over Super Bowl Weekend in the form of a fight between Rashad Evans-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Evans is a former UFC champion with wins over a number of notable foes, while Nogueira built his reputation as a winner in PRIDE and has experienced similar success since turning his attention to the Octagon.
Though the upcoming show has not been officially announced it is likely to take place on February 2 in Las Vegas.
News of the match-up was first reported by SporTV and has been confirmed by other sites since.
Evans is coming off a decision loss to current title-holder Jon Jones, seeing a four-fight winning streak snapped in the process as well. The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner has racked up a 17-2-1 record over his career including success against the likes of Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin, Phil Davis, and Quinton Jackson.
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