clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Land of confusion? Nogueira brothers dominate UFC 119 headlining bouts

New, 67 comments

It was earlier reported that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira would co-main event UFC 119 against rising star Ryan Bader.

Today, the other shoe dropped, as MMAFighting.com is reporting that former PRIDE heavyweight and UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrogio Nogueira will rematch Frank Mir in the main event of that night's show.

The show is expected to be held Sept. 25 from Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Nogueira and Mir first met at UFC 92 in December 2008 in a fight that saw Mir become the first person to stop the legendary Nogueira, knocking him down repeatedly and finishing him by TKO in the second round to become the UFC interim heavyweight champion in a fight that Nogueira went into with a bad staph infection.

Since that fight, Nogueira is 1-1, beating Randy Couture at UFC 102 and losing to Cain Velasquez at UFC 110. Mir is 1-2 since that fight, losing to both Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin by stoppage while defeating Cheick Kongo by submission.

The two also were opposite coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter 8."

This will be the first time the Nogueira brothers have fought on the same card since 2006, when both were victorious at "PRIDE: Critical Countdown Absolute" held July 1, 2006. Rodrigo defeated Fabricio Werdum by decision while Rogerio stopped Alistair Overeem by TKO in the second round.