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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira possible for September

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.

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  • moosebaby02 says:

    please book this one Joe

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    If Rampage gets rid of the ring rust and goes back to what made him great Little Nog better seriously step up his game or he might end up like big bro in his last fight, staring at the lights.

    On the other hand Rampage could have a long night if he fights like he did against Evans.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Hope this comes together…. Rampage for the win, as long as he gets that hunger back.

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  • manny says:

    I agree, this one needs to happen. I like both fighters and not sure who to go for. May the best fighter that day win. If Nog wins, he should get the #1 contenter after Shogun destroys evans. If Rampage wins, I think 1 win ’til gets the next shot.

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  • Creature says:

    If rampage comes into the fight in shape and has a good camp i can see him pulling off the W, hes got the serious stand up KO power 2 put nog out if he tries 2 stand and trade and i think has the strength and wrestling ability 2 hold off being taken down, but with the nog brothers anything is possible, very excited 4 this fight if it happens

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  • MCM says:

    I can’t honestly see how Rampage can win this fight. Nog’s stand up is just as good and he’s got the KO power as well, and his ground game is light years beyond Rampages.
    Little Nog has only been KO’d once and with the way Rampage performs since coming to the UFC I don’t think he’s gonna have the skills to be the second guy to do it. Rampage couldn’t KO Jardine or Forrest, both of whom are not known for their granite chins.
    I’m gonna go with Little Nog by Dec, but I won’t be too shocked to see him finish the fight either. Since Rampage has only ever been subbed once, I’m guessing a finish would be by TKO. That’s why I’m leaning toward Dec.

    red button is on the right :)

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  • stone says:

    Rampage by KO… Them Nogs are damn good in all aspects but, their striking is just a lil too slow for Page… Rampage’s hands are too quick and too strong!

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  • Dufresne says:

    I haven’t really liked Rampage ever since he started training at the Wolf’s Lair over in England. He just doesn’t seem as aggressive or as explosive as he used to.

    I’m hoping that Lil’ Nog gets the win here as he’s in my list of favorite fighters. Rampage used to be on that list too before the season of TUF with Rampage where they both made themselves look like complete morons, so between that and Rampage’s lackluster performances of late he’s been booted.

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  • Connor Cobain says:

    I think ‘lil nog lost all UFC credibility with his fight at UFC 114. He showed a halfass performance that he should of lost against Brilz. His previous opponent Luiz Cane showed that being KOed isn’t something that just nog could do. Rampage looked rusty but the Nog’s have been fading. Little nog is no different then his brother, just more power in his hands. That doesn’t matter when you’re lying on your back out cold though.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    Dufresne totally agree, why the fuck he chose Wolfslair of all the people to train with is beyond me.
    fucking gret fight if it happens but

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