UFC 140:Mir Books Big Nog Rematch

September 7, 2011 4:49 pm by Pedro Carrasco

The UFC has booked a heavyweight rematch between former champions Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira set for the December 10th show.

UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. The only main card bouts confirmed for the event at this time is set between Rory MacDonald vs. Brian Ebersole and now Frank Mir vs. “Big Nog”.

“Both men are known as two of the premiere submission specialists in the division but have shown dangerous striking skills as well,” said UFC president Dana White.

Frank Mir was last seen in a victory over Roy Nelson at UFC 130. The former champion has gone an impressive 6-2 in his last 8 UFC outings only dropping fights to Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.

Nogueira reemerged onto the UFC’s heavyweight platform with a decisive knockout victory over Brendan Schaub at last month’s UFC 134 card. Prior to the Schaub victory, the long-time MMA superstar was out of action for a year after dropping 2 out of three fights to Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir.

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