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Big Nog Withdraws From UFC 141, Shawn Jordan Replaces Him

Written on June 17, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira has not fully healed from his arm surgery

Former heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ’s injury has not healed fast enough for him to enter another bout. He underwent a surgery to repair his broken arm, after losing to Frank Mir at 141.

Nogueira was forced to back out from his scheduled bout against at upcoming event. Replacing him is UFC newcomer, .

UFC officials made the announcement via UFC.com:

“With heavyweight legend “Minotauro” Nogueira forced out of July 21st’s UFC 149 event in Calgary due to injury, up and comer Shawn Jordan will get the biggest opportunity of his young career when he battles longtime contender Cheick Kongo.

Jordan, winner of four of his last five, is coming off a second round TKO of Oli Thompson in his UFC debut in March. This summer, he’ll look to hand Kongo his second consecutive defeat.”

Jordan made his UFC debut last March in Australia at the UFC on FX 2 event, where he earned a second round TKO stoppage against Oli Thompson. While Kongo comes from a loss, in his bout against Mark Hunt in UFC 144, last February.

UFC 149 will be held at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21, 2012.

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