A heavyweight clash between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez has been officially confirmed for UFC 108 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC 108 main event includes a light heavyweight battle between former champion Rashad “Sugar” Evans and Thiago Silva. The New Year’s event seems to be shaping up after all, even with the postponement of two great fights that were supposed to be held that night including Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort and Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin.
After losing the interim UFC heavyweight title to Frank Mir at UFC 92, Nogueira (32-5-1) returned with an impressive victory over UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture at UFC 102 in August. Velasquez (7-0) is coming off a dominating TKO stoppage of Ben Rothwell at UFC 104. Three years into the sport, Velasquez has made a quick rise to the top of the heavyweight division with five of his victories taking place in the Octagon and only one having gone to a decision.
Expect fireworks as two of the top heavyweight fighters are scheduled for war on January 2nd, 2010.