A light-heavyweight bout between former champion Rashad Evans (17-2-1 MMA, 12-2-1 UFC) and veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is in the works for the UFC's traditional Super Bowl weekend event, which is likely to be UFC 156.
Globo brought word of the matchup today.
UFC officials weren't available for comment when contacted by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), but a source close to the event said the fight is tentatively targeted for Feb. 2.
The UFC had held a Las Vegas pay-per-view event on the eve of the NFL's Super Bowl every year since 2004. All but one have taken place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, a 12,000-seat venue on the Las Vegas Strip.
Officials traditionally stack the Super Bowl weekend cards, and Evans vs. Nogueira certainly fits the bill.
Evans hasn't fought since a failed bid to take Jon Jones' title in April. Prior to the long-awaited grudge match, the 33-year-old was on a four-fight win streak that followed his 2009 title watch video >>
Rashad Evans respects Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but sees their bout at UFC 156 as little more than a stepping stone toward his ultimate goal: getting another crack at the light heavyweight title. watch video >>
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira talks about his UFC 156 fight against Rashad Evans, his inactive 2012, the critics who aren't giving him a chance against Evans, his thoughts on his old coach training Evans, and much more. Subscribe to our channel for more MMA videos! Click here:http://www.youtube.com/ subscription_center?add_user=mmafightingonsbn - Check us out on Facebook (Facebook.com/MMAFighting) and follow us on Twitter (@MMAFighting)! - MMA Fighting http://www.mmafighting.com watch video >>
http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ -- See Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Rashad Evans, Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem, Antonio Silva, Yves Edwards, Joseph Benavidez and more weigh in at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. watch video >>
Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira weigh in and face off before their co-main event at UFC 156. watch video >>
http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ brings you Alistair Overeem and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva weighing in and facing off at the UFC 156 weigh-ins in Las Vegas.And yes, there is still some friction theree! watch video >>
http://mmaweekly.com brings you Rogerio Nogueira after defeating Rashad Evans at UFC 156. UFC 156 took place on February 2nd 2013 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. watch video >>
http://mmaweekly.com brings you Rashad Evans at the UFC 156 pre-fight Press Event before his fight against Rogerio Nogueira. UFC 156 is to take place on February 2nd 2013 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. watch video >>
http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ brings you Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar facing off at the UFC 156 weigh-ins in Las Vegas and talking about their fight. watch video >>
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