Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Cheick KongoThe same day that UFC president Dana White announced that he is likely taking featherweight champion Jose Aldo off of the fight card in Calgary, the Calgary Sun reported that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira would face Cheick Kongo at UFC 149.

Though the Calgary Sun cited anonymous sources pointing to the fight, the UFC’s Canadian contingent endorsed the report by re-tweeting it.

Nogueira (33-7-1) hasn’t seen action since losing to Frank Mir at UFC 140 in early December. Nogueira refused to tap out to a Mir’s Kimura, resulting in a broken humerus.

Amassing a 4-3 record during his UFC tenure, Nogueira would really like to get his career back on track.

Kongo (17-7-2) is also coming off of a loss. Mark Hunt became the first man in the UFC to send Kongo out via TKO when the two fought at UFC 144 in Japan.

With Aldo likely moving into the main event at UFC 147, the UFC is also in search of a headliner for UFC 149. White has already mentioned that Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson is a leading candidate to headline the July 21 date in Calgary, but that move is not concrete.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC Quick Quote: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wants his revenge against Frank Mir in Brazil

  • 6 days ago
  • 9 views

This way, "Big Nog" can get some payback for the hometown fans after Mir knocked "Bigfoot" out cold. "I would love to fight Frank Mir. He's a great opponent. After his fight with ‘Bigfoot' everybody read news >>

Anderson Silva Will Reportedly Admit to 'Therapeutic' PEDs Use | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC is reporting that Anderson Silva will admit to having used “several performance enhancing substances” in order to aid in his recovery. read news >>

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: I expect to fight Frank Mir soon

  • 11 days ago
  • 9 views

RIO DE JANEIRO – If things go the way Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira expects, he’ll be facing another former UFC champion very soon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

‘Minotauro’ Nogueira: ‘Everybody wants to see someone beat Frank Mir in Brazil’

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is still gunning for a trilogy bout with Frank Mir. A former UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion, "Minotauro," who suffered a pair of stoppage losses to Mir read news >>

Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Reportedly Headlines UFC 190 in Brazil

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 views

Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia may both get their wish and face each other in the UFC 190 main event in Rio. read news >>

Henderson vs. Boetsch, Rothwell vs. Mitrione booked for UFC Fight Night: Cormier vs. Bader

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC confirmed the addition of multiple fights to UFC Fight Night: Cormier vs. Bader in June, including Dan Henderson facing off against Tim Boetsch. New fights are set for UFC Fight Night: Cormie read news >>

Alex Oliveira meets Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night 62; Saunders-Silva new co-main

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil has a new co-main event, and Gilbert Burns has a new opponent.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano staredown pic from UFC 184 weigh ins

  • 29 days ago
  • 19 views

Nothing left to do now except fight. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey came face-to-face with undefeated division No. 1 contender Cat Zingano at the clos read news >>

UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano staff picks and predictions

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

See who the Bloody Elbow staff is picking to win in every fight on tomorrow's UFC 184 pay-per-view event in Los Angeles, California. Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano Mookie Alexander: Ronda Rousey is the read news >>