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Mirko Filipovic to Replace Antonio Nogueira at UFC 119

Written on August 16, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Due to an undisclosed injury, "Big Nog" needs to step out of the Octagon for UFC 119. Taking his position will be the Croatian fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. "Cro Cop" versus Mir? Isn't it exciting?

The Nogueira vs. rematch seems like it’s not meant to be, as “” was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Change in plans was announced earlier today by Fighters Only magazine, and reported that will step up to replace Nogueira. Nature of ’s injury is unknown, but the Brazilian requires surgery that is expected to take until New Year. The rematch was set to headline UFC 119 this coming September 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also in the co-main event is a bout between Nogueira’s brother, Rogerio, against Ryan Bader.

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