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Report: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira meets Jared Cannonier at UFC Norfolk

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Light heavyweights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Jared Cannonier are set to clash in November.

Fully healed from a cervical injury that removed him from UFC Fight Night 112, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will now return at UFC Fight Night 120 to take on Jared Cannonier, as Combate reported.

The 41-year-old Nogueira (22-8, 5-5 UFC) will try to bounce back from a TKO loss suffered by the hands of Ryan Bader in November 2016. His last win was a TKO victory over Patrick Cummins in May 2016. Nogueira hasn’t won two fights in a row since he defeated Tito Ortiz in 2011 and Rashad Evans in 2013. Despite being in the UFC for almost eight years, injuries have limited him to just 10 fights in the organization.

Jared Cannonier (10-2, 3-2 UFC) will try to begin a new win streak following his TKO win over late replacement Nick Roehrick in July. Before that, he was bested by Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision in February.

UFC Fight Night 20 goies down in Norfolk, Virginia on November 11th. No other bouts are attached to the card as of yet.


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