clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

UFC 113: Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Verbally Agreed Upon

New, 31 comments

MMAJunkie reports:

A light-heavyweight match-up between former UFC lightweight champion Forrest Griffin (17-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and recent Brazilian import Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (18-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC), otherwise known as "Lil Nog," is in the works for the recently rescheduled UFC 113 event in Montreal.
 
The fight was first reported Tuesday by Tatame.com and subsequently confirmed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) by sources close to the situation.

Both fighters are coming off big wins at UFC 106.  Antonio Rogerio Nogueira made his UFC debut a successful one as he knocked out rising contender Luiz Cane in the first round.  Forrest Griffin put a highlight reel KO loss against Anderson Silva behind, him to win a split decision and avenge an earlier loss to Tito Ortiz.  This is a great fight between two highly ranked light heavyweights.  A win for Nogueira puts him in the title picture, while a win for Griffin helps re-establish some of the luster he lost in the loss to Silva.  The rumored fight card can be found after the jump. 

-Shogun Rua vs. Lyoto Machida(UFC Light Heavyweight Title)

-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Forrest Griffin

-Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley

-Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher

-Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Matrione

-Jeremy Stephens vs. Sam Stout

-Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet

-TJ Grant vs. Johny Hendricks