A light heavyweight showdown between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira looks like it may be coming to fruition as Tatame.com has recently reported that both fighters have agreed to the potential contest, although no contracts have been signed at this point.
If the fight does take place, it’s likely it would be held in September at an event yet to be announced.
“It’s set that he’ll be back in September, and rumors point that his opponent might be Quinton Jackson,” said Nogueira’s boxing coach Luis Carlos Dórea in a recent conversation with Tatame.com. “It’d be a great fight for Rogério, he’s a former UFC champion and a victory over him will move us pretty close to the title. The UFC only has top athletes and Quinton Jackson is really dangerous. It’d be a great fight, but the UFC didn’t confirmed anything yet.”
Both men are considered to be among the top contenders in the ultra-stacked UFC 205 lb. division, while Jackson recently came back from a lengthy layoff only to be handed a defeat in the form of a unanimous decision at the hands of Rashad Evans at UFC 114, and Nogueira is fresh off of a controversial split decision victory over Jason Brilz at the same event on May 29.