Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira To Face off in Early 2013
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans has been inactive since losing to Jon Jones at UFC 145 this past April. Evans has kept busy by preparing some of his Blackzilian teammates for their bouts including Vitor Belfort who was unsuccessful in his attempt to wrestle away the light heavyweight title from Jon Jones at UFC 152.
Brazil’s SporTV ran the story on their website today.
It looks as though Evans will be back inside the Octagon shortly after the new year where he is reportedly facing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 157 which will take place on Super Bowl Weekend (February 2, 2013) in Las Vegas. The UFC usually holds a huge card every year during this weekend and if this is any indication this event should be every entertaining.
Nogueira was last seen punishing Tito Ortiz at UFC 140 last December earning a first round TKO victory in the process. That win snapped a two fight losing streak and set him up for a bout with top prospect Alexander Gustafsson scheduled for April, but was forced out because of a knee injury.