Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

UFC 113 may not have Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans anymore, but it looks like we’re going to get an awesome light heavyweight match-up to make up for it. According to Tatame, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will return to action following his big win over Luiz Cane against Forrest Griffin.

After the debut in the UFC, with a fist round knockout victory over Luis Cane, the Bahia native Rogério “Minotouro” Nogueira already knows when he’ll be back to the octagon. Sources close to the fighter informed TATAME.com that he’ll face Forrest Griffin at UFC 113, on May 8th, and the fighter confirmed the negotiations. “It’s almost set, we’re negotiating, but it’s 100% yet. It’s not confirmed by the UFC yet”, Nogueira said.

MMA Junkie among other outlets have confirmed the news, so this one sounds pretty solid for Montreal. Looks like Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley just got the boot from their co-main event slot.

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