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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Gabriel Gonzaga possible for UFC 107?

Antonio Rodrigo NogueiraIt looks like a heavyweight bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Gabriel Gonzaga could take place sometime in December according to Big Nog’s Muay Thai coach, Luiz Alves.

In a recent conversation with, Alves went on to explain, “It’s not 100% yet, but Rodrigo might fight in December. When I was in the US, I heard some rumors that he could face Napão (Gonzaga)… It’s not right yet, but I heard that he could fight him, then would move forward to the title. I think, by the middle of 2010, we’ll fight for the title again.”

There are two major UFC events taking place in December, one of which will be the TUF 10 Finale on December 5, and UFC 107 one week later on December 12.

It seems as if this bout were to take place, it would be more likely to take place during UFC 107 in Memphis. While the card already has solid bouts like B.J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez, and Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo, a heavyweight showdown between the fellow Brazilians would surely bolster the last event for the UFC before the end of the year.

Obviously nothing is set in stone at this time. Stay tuned to as we continue to keep you up to date on this potential heavyweight bout with possible title implications for at least one of the two fighters.

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