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· Nogueira vs. Couture at UFC 101

· Article author: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Posted on 03/01 at 09:59 PM

According to published reports, former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture have agreed to face off in August of this year, most likely at UFC 101. The bout would mark both fighter's first appearance in the cage since dropping their respective titles to Frank Mir, and Brock Lesnar.

Although the fight agreements have not been signed at this time, Randy Couture did confirm to Sherdog.com that he indeed had agreed to face the Brazilian later this year. The story was first reported by MMA Weekly.

The 45-year old Randy Couture (16-9), will have to find to squeeze training for the fight in between working on several film projects. Shooting is expected to begin on "The Expendables" in March. The film, which will star Sylvester Stallone, Couture, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke, is set to be shot between Brazil and Louisiana. He is also expected to have a role in the Gavin O'Connor film "Warrior" later this year.

As for Nogueira (31-5-1), he is looking to get back on track after his TKO loss to Frank Mir back in December. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt is expected to be recovered from a knee injury and staph infection that he reportedly had prior to dropping is interim title.

Meanwhile the two men that recently captured the UFC title belts, Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar, are set to face off at UFC 98 on May 23.

 

 

 


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