Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio in the works for February

source: sportv.globo.com

Brazilian media giant OGlobo is reporting that a fight between former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Brazilian legend Antonio Rogerio "Little Nog" Nogueira has been agreed to for a card on Superbowl weekend. Other sources have now confirmed that the bout is in the works.

Targeted date is 2 February 2013, and will likely be UFC 156 or 157, depending of course on the number of major card between that date and UFC 155 which is on 29 December 2012.

SporTV says the fight has been agreed to verbaly, but that neither side has signed a contract.

Evans has not fought since a decision loss to champion Jon Jones at UFC 145 in April. Little Nog is coming off a win over Tito Ortiz way back at UFC 140 on 10 December 2011.

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Smith1234 site profile image  

10/26/12 8:51 AM by Smith1234

For people saying Nog will win, that is fine. But at least acknowledge that it is a longshot and Rashad is a matchup problem on several dimensions and has many more ways to win.

Boofhead3 site profile image  

10/26/12 1:58 AM by Boofhead3

Rashad takes it round 2 tko

Warzone209 site profile image  

10/26/12 1:49 AM by Warzone209

  You're a Mud...Blue names only.  And i think  JOe silva made this fight so he can get Handerson's LHW friends out of the UFC or out of LHW division so  he can make Handerson fight JBJ.  

WWETopTeam site profile image  

10/26/12 1:24 AM by WWETopTeam

I see Lil Nog taking him down and subbing him. LiL Nog has faced 5 Wrestlers in a row, and im pretty sure you don't just work defense. Rashad's TDD will be tested in this fight, and Nog will get the takedown!

dmjr98 site profile image  

10/25/12 11:12 PM by dmjr98

Couldn't have said it better

Smith1234 site profile image  

10/25/12 7:08 PM by Smith1234

Rashad is going to win. I predict a KO. Nog is way to slow and will get brutally knockes out.

BoilerBrawnByBeatdown site profile image  

10/25/12 6:58 PM by BoilerBrawnByBeatdown

mark9 > Joe Silva

zazen br site profile image  

10/25/12 6:55 PM by zazen br

Minotoro vs Rashad and Phil Davis vs Forrest are two terribly matched fights. I have no idea at all what Joe Silva was thinking, but seriously these are very bad and not competitive at all.

Immaculata site profile image  

10/25/12 6:50 PM by Immaculata

I really want to see Evans @MW so he can work his way up to Anderson. Oh well, I guess I'll him Win a dec. against Lil' Nog.

KZTT_FawkingxD site profile image  

10/25/12 6:05 PM by KZTT_FawkingxD

Would have rather seen shad vs winner of Gustafson and shogun and hendo vs machida then big nog vs Forrest vs Davis winner or bonnar