Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Frank Mir Rematch, Set for UFC 140
After defeating Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will now have his shot at redemption, as he faces Frank Mir at UFC 140.
After he dispatched Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will face Frank Mir in a rematch at the upcoming UFC 140 on December 10 in Toronto. UFC president, Dana White, announced on Wednesday that verbal agreements between the two of the premiere submission specialist are in place.
The two fighters fought each other in the main event of UFC 92 after serving as opposing coaches on the 8th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Frank Mir had defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by TKO in the second round. The said bout marked the first time Big Nog was finished, and it also cost him the interim UFC heavyweight championship. Now, he finally gets his shot at redemption when the promotion returns to Toronto.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira feels he’s finally back on his tracks after his medical procedures to correct lingering issues in both his of legs. His previous bout against Brendan Schaub was his first return in more than a year.
On the other hand, after defeating Big Nog, Frank Mir failed in his bid to unite the interim title with Brock Lesnar’s UFC heavyweight championship but has gone 3-1 since. His last two bouts include a knockout of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic last September, and a decision victory over Roy Nelson in May of this year.
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