According to UFC President White a rematch between PRIDE FC veterans Mauricio Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been booked for UFC 161 which takes place at Winnipeg's MTS Centre on June 15 in Manitoba, Canada.

"Shogun" and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira previously met each other in Pride 2005 Middleweight GP Quarterfinal at Pride Critical Countdown 2005 event on 26 June 2005 in Saitama, Saitama, Japan where Rua won by unanimous decision.

However “Little Nog” has a two-fight win streak including a victory over Rashad Evans by unanimous decision at UFC 156 on 2 February 2013 in his last fight. While "Shogun" lost his last fight to Swedish prospect Alexander Gustafsson by unanimous decision at UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz event on December 8, 2012.

This is the rematch MMA fans has been waiting for. Will Nogueira beat the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rua or will “Shogun” once again shock everyone? What do you think? Leave us your comment.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Daniel Pineda vs. Emmanuel Sanchez added to Bellator 149

  • 5 days ago

Bellator 149 is continuing to come together. A featherweight bout between Daniel Pineda and Emmanuel Sanchez has been added to the card, which features a star-studded double main event.Filed under: B read news >>

Russell Doane vs. Michinori Tanaka added to UFC 195

  • 5 days ago

UFC 195 has picked up another fight with the announcement that Russell Doane will meet Michinori Tanaka in a bantamweight matchup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell added to UFC on FOX 18 in New Jersey

  • 6 days ago

A heavyweight matchup between top contenders Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell has been added to January’s UFC on FOX 18 event.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Five fights added to Titan FC 36, including UFC heavyweight vet Jack May vs. Chase Sherman

  • 13 days ago

The lineup is set for next month’s Titan FC return to Kansas City for its third event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brian Ortega vs. Diego Brandao added to UFC 195 in Las Vegas

  • 16 days ago

A featherweight bout between Brian Ortega and Diego Brandao is the latest addition January’s UFC 195 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Next UFC weight class to be added? Female 125-pound flyweights

  • 17 days ago

MELBOURNE, Australia – So much for the men’s 115-pound strawweight division. It appears the female 125-pounders are up next.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC vet Antonio Rogerio Nogueira not ready to retire just yet

  • 20 days ago

UFC light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira feels he won a rematch against ex-champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at August’s UFC 190 event, but he’ll dust himself off and continue with his career.Filed u read news >>

Featherweights Bekbulat Magomedov and Alexandre Bezerra sign with WSOF

  • 25 days ago

WSOF has added depth to its featherweight roster by signing talented 145-pound fighters Bekbulat Magomedov and Alexandre Bezerra.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish added to UFC 195

  • 26 days ago

January’s UFC 195 lineup continues to take shape with the addition of a women’s strawweight bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>