While the UFC may not have had time to swap out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic in the official event poster for UFC 119, the world’s biggest MMA promotion wasted no time in released the trailer for the September 25th event.
Mir and Big Nog were scheduled to headline the card, however Noguira was forced out with multiple injuries and was recently replaced by CC.
Cro Cro submitted Pat Barry in his last Octagon appearance at UFC 115. CC, who was once considered one of the sport’s deadliest strikers, has since recruited Barry’s services to help him get back to the land of the elites.
Mir was thrashed by Shane Carwin the last time he took the stage. While he temporarily danced with the idea of dropping to the 205-pound division, he opted to remain in the class where he’s a multi-time champ.
Nogueria was put down by fast-rising Cain Velasquez in his last outing at UFC 110. The victory earned the stud a shot at Brock Lesnar’s heavyweight strap in October.
No timetable has been set for Nogueira’s return.
UFC 119 takes place inside the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The show marks the organization’s debut in the Hoosier state.
Please click the media player below to watch the trailer: