twitter google

Lil Nog Withdraws From UFC 109 With Broken Ankle (Update II: Vera vs Jones)

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Here we go again.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the latest high-profile UFC fighter to be removed from an event poster.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has withdrawn from his co-headlining light heavyweight contest against Brandon Vera at UFC 109 on Feb. 6 in Las Vegas due to injury, Sherdog.com has learned from multiple sources.

Nogueira, the brother of former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, suffered a fractured ankle, said both sources. Nogueira’s manager, Ed Soares, could not be initially reached to confirm the injury.

Very disappointing news for not only Nogueira fans, but also for Lil Nog himself. He made a huge splash in the UFC with a big win over a very hyped Luiz Cane only to lose all his momentum to a pretty serious injury.

No word yet on who will replace him against Brandon Vera.

Image via Sherdog

Update: Assuming this isn’t a fake Twitter account, Brandon Vera says he’s fighting Jon Jones on March 27. Via BE:

just found out I’m fighting Jon Bones Jones on March 21st in Denver Colorado. hope u heard it here first!!!!

What’s odd about this is there’s no UFC event currently scheduled or rumored for March 21 and you would think they would just keep him at UFC 109, so maybe it is a fake Twitter account or there was some miscommunication. I’ll keep you posted. Jon Jones would make a damn fine replacement though if it turns out to be true.

Update 2: It looks like that was indeed Vera and his information is legit, he just messed up the date.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the organization that the UFC is targeting Vera for a potential headlining contest against Jon Jones (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at an as-yet-unannounced UFC Fight Night 21 event on March 31 in Denver, Colo.

  • MMA is Pride

    That’s a hell of a fight. Vera slight underdog I guess.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler ll

Event Date: December 6, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale

Event Date: December 12, 2014
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1

UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic

Event Date: December 13, 2014
Broadcast: FOX

UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway

Event Date: December 20, 2014
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier

Event Date: January 3, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver

Event Date: January 18, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass