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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Luiz Cane, Paulo Thiago vs. Jacob Volkmann official for UFC 106

antonio-rogerio-nogueiraThe UFC has recently made match-ups of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Luiz Cane and Paulo Thiago vs. Jacob Volkmann official for UFC 106.

The event is scheduled for November 21 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The light heavyweight bout between Nogueira and Cane is set for the main portion of the card, while the welterweight showdown between Thiago and Volkmann will be on the preliminary portion.

Twin brother to former UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Lil Nog is currently riding a five fight win streak following a knockout loss suffered at the hands of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in February of 2007, while Cane has recently racked up wins over Jason Lambert, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Steve Cantwell during his time with the UFC.

Thiago will be looking to get things back on track following a recent decision loss to Jon Fitch on the heels of the Brazilian’s breakthrough Octagon knockout over Josh Koscheck at UFC 95, while Volkmann, a three-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler, currently sports an unblemished record of 9-0.

  • dpk says:

    This fight is more interesting with the real threat to Shogun taking the title, because little Nog could be a good fight for Shogun, of course Cane would be considered a legit opponent for either Machida or Nog if he wins.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Volkmann, he has good international grappling credentials to go with his wrestling, so this should be a good fight.

  • Scott H. says:

    I’d be willing to bet that the winner of this fight, would take on the winner of the Ortiz/Griffin fight, with the winner of that fight in line for a title shot.

  • HonorableAggression says:

    I don’t think many casual mma fans in the u.s. know of rogerio yet, but they will soon!

  • Makington says:

    Well they kind of do, lol, but they will think his name is Rodrigo.

    He will be so easy for the UFC to market being that he is a mirror image of his brother in both looks, and fighting style. If I had to pick one fight to watch that night, Cane vs. Nogueira basically has me drooling.

  • sides666 says:

    it would be nice if the winner of nog/cane faces the winner of evans/silva

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Bring on Cane vs Vera soon.

  • Rich S. says:

    Well, as long as nothing crazy happens here (i.e. 10 second knockout), this could very easily be our next FOTY candidate..

  • Rich S. says:

    Rich S.: Well, as long as nothing crazy happens here (i.e. 10 second knockout), this could very easily be our next FOTY candidate..

    erm, Nog/Cane, that is..

  • Makington says:

    Rich S.:
    erm, Nog/Cane, that is..

    Well of course you couldn’t have meant Paulo’s fight lol.

  • Rich S. says:

    Yeah, no possible way..
    But, I figured I’d clear that up haha..


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