Minotouro gets Tito and Nogueira brothers fight on same night

Rogério against Phil Davis at March UFN / Photo: Josh Hedges

Brazilian light heavyweight Antonio Rogério Nogueira, aka Minotouro, has a showdown with former champion Tito Ortiz scheduled for the December 10 UFC 140 show in Toronto, Canada.

With this battle of veterans the UFC managed to fit the two toughest twins on the same card, as Rodrigo Minotauro will be having a rematch with Frank Mir in the heavyweight division.

Rogério, who stayed out of UFC 133 due to a shoulder injury, knows his next outing will be a high-stakes affair, seeing as he is coming off back-to-back losses, to divisional standouts Ryan Bader (UFC 119) and Phil Davis (the March UFC Fight Night).

Nor is the matchup one to take lightly for Tito Ortiz, who went five years without a win before surprising fans with a clinical guillotine over Ryan Bader in June. The Californian then accepted a last-minute offer to substitute an injured Phil Davis against the dreaded Rashad Evans at UFC 133 and lost.

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