Big Nog vs. Kongo Agreed for UFC 149 in Calgary


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.

Related News

  • 18 hours ago
  • 2 views

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has a plan for the rest of his mixed martial arts career. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC 181 is a pretty big deal. Saturday night's card at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is stacked. At the head of the 12-fight event are two world-title bouts. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis returns to the read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 91 views

Get the full fight card odds here for this weekend's big UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II PPV. This Saturday night, the UFC is back in action with UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II. It's a stacked car read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 30 views

Lawler came out fast, firing big punches and knees right from the word "go". Within the first minute, he had expelled a ton of energy rushing in looking for a finish. Hendricks slowed the action down read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 7 views

When the big men headline a card, there's just a special buzz about the card. That's the case at UFC on Fox 13 from Phoenix, Arizona. Junior dos Santos returns to the Octagon for the first time since read news >>

  • 3 hours ago
  • 0 views

The three things you need to know about Daniel Sarafian's important matchup against Jungle Fight champ, Antonio dos Santos Jr. in Brazil this weekend. The Match Up - Middleweight Antonio dos Santos J read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

Sherdog.com reports from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, at approximately 7 p.m. ET with live UFC Fight Night “Edgar vs. Swanson” play-by-play. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

If you have a Super Saturday hangover, there's no time to nurse it. Well, I guess you could just not watch this Saturday's fights, but let's assume that's not an option, in the interest of you contin read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 54 views

He’s the highest-ranked welterweight not in the UFC, and according to company president Dana White, it’s likely to stay that way.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>