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UFC targeting Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for Super Bowl weekend

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According to Brazil's SporTV, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will return to the Octagon on Super Bowl weekend and face off with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

While the UFC hasn't officially announced the bout, a source close to the fight confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Wednesday that the bout is under serious consideration for a planned Feb. 2 event in Las Vegas.

If the fight is finalized, it would mark Evans' first bout since losing a unanimous decision to champion Jon Jones on April 21. The loss snapped a four-fight win streak for the 33-year-old Evans (17-2-1).


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Post #1   10/24/12 11:38:53AM   

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Rashad easily takes this.

Post #2   10/24/12 11:40:34AM   

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Sucks that Rashad wouldn't have fought in 10+ months and it won't be at 185

Also Davis & Bader were able to take Lil Nog down and control him, I doubt this will be different

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Tough tough test for little nog.

Hope he pulls through

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My early thoughts are Evans UD

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Lame fight IMO...

Post #6   10/24/12 1:12:52PM   

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Bad fight. Nog just won't win. Rashad is better than Davis and Bader at pretty much everything... Why not give him Machida?

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or Hendo?

Post #8   10/24/12 1:19:47PM   

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Not a fan of this fight. Evans UD.

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Idk, I really like this fight. If Rashad sticks with his wrestling roots, as he has ever since Machida, he should win the UD. I miss seeing Rashad throw the power strikes though, a la Liddell and Griffin, but little nog has some pretty good boxing and would probably light him up. I will admit to being a little disappointed he won't be fighting at MW.

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I've waited since April for Rashad's return and this is the best name he can get? Not liking this fight at all. If I didn't like Rashad so much I would have no interest in this fight.

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I favor Rashad in this fight but lets get this on course, Rashad is nowhere near the wrestler Phil Davis is. Rashad doesn't even use his wrestling the way Phil uses his. I think Rashad will want a KO as scoring a KO on the Nogs is kinda a big deal and he will think his hands are fast enought to do. I could see Nog touching Evans and getting the win. But as I said I still favor Rashad.

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I'm surprised people aren't more interested in this fight. Perhaps it's PRIDE nuthuggery, but I'm excited for a Lil Nog fight against any top level guy. I will say that Rashad should be a huge favorite coming in, but Nog is dangerous anywhere the fight takes place.

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I guess in a way the fight makes sense, since the rest of the top fighters at 205 are already in fights, I still don't care for the match up. Lil' Nog's wrestling had improved, but I doubt he can stop Evans from taking him down. I just hope this isn't the co-main event, as i don't see it being that exciting of a fight to lead us to the main event.

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nog wins by way of getting taken down and punched until rashad is tired, probably will happen in the 11th or 12th round.

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