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Iole: Winner of Vera/Sylvia to face Nogueira for title

According to Kevin Iole’s latest “Mailbag” article in the Yahoo! sports section, the winner of this Saturday’s match between Brandon Vera and Tim Sylvia will fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant UFC heavyweight title in early 2008:

The winner of the Brandon Vera-Tim Sylvia fight on Saturday at UFC 77 in Cincinnati will meet Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant heavyweight title sometime early next year.