According to multiple media outlets, a lightweight contest between former champion Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is on tap for UFC 113 on May 8th.
Nogueira owns an impressive 18-3 record and exploded onto the UFC scene when he disposed of the up-and-coming Luis Cane with a barrage of lethal strikes, viciously ending their UFC 106 contest in just under two minutes.
The talented Brazilian will be riding a six-fight winning streak into the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and he’s hoping lucky number 7 will launch him into immediate title contention.
Although Griffin remains one of the organization’s most popular athletes, he’s gone a mundane 1-2 over his last three fights. The Xtreme Couture-trained fighter bounced back nicely from his humbling defeat to Anderson Silva at UFC 101 when he squeaked-out a split decision over Tito Ortiz at UFC 106.
Here are the other fighters rumored for the pay-per-view broadcast:
Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens
Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher
Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Matt Mitrione
Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley
Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)