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

Former Champ Robbie Lawler Reportedly Out of UFC 205 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 732 views

The first UFC event at Madison Square Garden may have taken a major hit before the fight card was finalized. Former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is reportedly out. read news >>

Robbie Lawler Reportedly Won't Fight at UFC 205: Latest Details, Reaction

  • 15 days ago
  • 106 views

Robbie Lawler has reportedly pulled out of his scheduled fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 205, according to TMZ Sports and Brett Okamoto of ESPN. Per the TMZ Sports report, Cerrone "will still fig read news >>

Tony Johnson Believes a Win Over Cheick Kongo Paves Way to Bellator Title Shot | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 8 views

Tony Johnson has worked his way into a heavyweight main event fight against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 161 on Friday. Is it his route to the title? read news >>

Bellator 161 Results: Cheick Kongo, Joe Warren Pick Up Wins in Texas | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 95 views

Bellator 161 landed in Cedar Park, Texas on Friday night, and the card was capped off with a heavyweight affair. read news >>

Bellator 161 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Kongo vs. Johnson Card

  • 9 days ago
  • 83 views

On Friday night in the main event of Bellator 161, Cheick Kongo won a woeful heavyweight bout via majority decision over Tony Johnson. If you wanted to make someone hate mixed martial arts, you shoul read news >>

Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson Fight Highlights | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 70 views

Check out the Bellator 161 fight highlights, where Cheick Kongo got the better of Tony Johnson, and former champ Joe Warren got back on the winning track. read news >>

Al Iaquinta Contract Dispute Nixes UFC New York Bout | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 21 views

Al Iaquinta had verbally agreed to fight at UFC New York, a fight he has wanted badly. Following a contract dispute, however, he is off the card. read news >>

Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Missed the Boat to UFC New York, Offered Slot in Toronto | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 46 views

Eddie Alvarez reportedly missed his opportunity to fight at UFC 205 in New York, and has instead been offered a fight later in the year. read news >>

Coach: Julianna Pena never agreed to fight Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 205

  • 2 days ago
  • 38 views

Julianna Pena’s longtime coach said the UFC was very sly when it approached him roughly one week ago about a potential fight.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>