The two first met at UFC 92 in Dec. 2008, and Mir ended the fight with a second round TKO, becoming the first person to ever stop the Brazilian.
It was an exciting moment and accomplishment for Mir, defeating one of his idols and finishing a fighter who became legendary because of his toughness.
Some of Mir’s credit was lost when it was later revealed Nogueira had been sick with a staph infection leading up to the fight and was not 100%.
A rematch between the two should settle any questions whether or not if Mir could defeat Nogueira if he had been healthy.
Nogueira has gone 1-1 since his first fight with Mir. In his lone fight of 2009, he won a unanimous decision against Randy Couture at UFC 102, and then lost via first round TKO to Cain Velasquez at UFC 110 in February of this year.
Other bouts expected to take place at UFC 119 include Evan Dunham vs. Sean Sherk, Jeremy Stephens vs. Melvin Guillard, Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran, C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen, and Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle.