Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Brendan Schaub, Who Will be the next No. 1 Contender?
The winner between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Brendan Schaub at UFC 134 will be slated as the No. 1 UFC heavyweight contender, and will face the winner of Velasquez vs Dos Santos match.
During a special press conference for UFC 134: Rio on Thursday in Brazil, Dana White announced that the winner between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Brendan Schaub could be the next No. 1 UFC Heavyweight contender fight. That is after Cain Velasquez go against Junior Dos Santos at UFC 138.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-6-1) has been out of the Cctagon for a year and a half to recover from the three surgeries he underwent. His last fight was against Cain Velasquez, who defeated him via knock out. If he ever win against Brendan Schaub, it will be a step closer to avenge his loss against the current UFC Heavyweight champ.
Brendan Schaub(8-1) who lacks a lot of experience, yet he proves that he got what it takes to be one of the most dominant heavyweight fighters in UFC. After losing in the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, he has reeled of four consecutive victories. At the UFC 134, if he defeats Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria, it will solidify him as one of the echelon heavyweights.
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