Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fabricio Werdum to Headline UFC on Fuel TV 10 in Brazil
An expected heavyweight rematch between Antonio
is now official, as the Brazilians will headline
UFC on Fuel TV 10
The event takes place at Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium in Fortaleza,
Brazil, and will also serve as the live finale of “The Ultimate
Fighter: Brazil” Season 2, which stars Nogueira and Werdum as
coaches. In addition to the headliner, the show will see Erick Silva
lock horns with John
Hathaway in a battle of welterweight prospects.
Nogueira and Werdum previously met in 2006 under the Pride Fighting
Championships banner in Japan, with “Minotauro” picking up a
unanimous decision victory over “Vai Cavalo.” Nogueira joined the
UFC in 2007, winning the organization’s interim heavyweight title
the following year by submitting Tim Sylvia.
Nearly four years later, Nogueira had his arm broken by a Frank Mir
kimura at UFC 140 but returned to the cage last October to submit
Herman at UFC 153. That triumph marked the 21st career
submission victory for the 36-year-old, who has been finished just
three times in 43 pro outings.
Like Nogueira, Werdum also holds the rank of black belt in
Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The 35-year-old submission ace returned to the
UFC last year following a four-fight stint with Strikeforce, taking
a unanimous decision win over Roy Nelson
before finishing Mike Russow
via technical knockout last June at UFC 147.
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