The former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira recently suffered a staph infection that forced him off of his UFC 108 bout against undefeated fighter Cain Velasquez. Instead of canceling the much anticipated match-up, the UFC recently announced that the pair will battle it out on February 21st as part of the UFC 110 main fight card.
UFC 110 is scheduled to take place at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.
From UFC President Dana White:
“Nogueira vs. Velasquez is a great matchup between the present and the future of the heavyweight division. Nogueira showed in the Couture fight that he still has plenty left to offer at the top level of the game, and Velasquez was devastating in his win over Ben Rothwell, so with both guys in top form, we’re definitely going to see a number one contender emerge from this fight to take on the winner of the Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin title fight.”