Report: UFC Eyeing Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira For Super Bowl Weekend
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has begun mapping out its Super Bowl Weekend event, and according to the Brazilian outlet SporTV, the card could feature a light-heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
The card, which has yet to be formally announced by the promotion, will likely be UFC 157. The promotion has not made any announcement about the reported Evans, Nogueira fight either.
According to a follow up report from MMA Fighting, a source close to the bout says that an Evans, Nogueira match-up is being considered for the February 2nd event in Las Vegas.
Evans (17-2) hasn’t competed since April when he lost by unanimous decision to champion Jon Jones. The defeat ended the former champ’s four fight win streak which included victories over “Rampage” Jackson, Tito Ortiz, Thiago Silva and Phil Davis.
Nogueira (20-5) hasn’t fought since last December when he stopped Ortiz in the first round. Prior to the win the PRIDE vet dropped back-to-back decision losses to Ryan Bader and the aforementioned Davis.