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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-6-1) will get an opportunity to redeem himself against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (13-5) in the UFC 119 main event on Sept. 25, in Indianapolis, Ind.

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.

Since their first fight, Mir has gone 1-2, defeating Cheick Kongo via submission, and losing to both Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin via knockout.

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.

As we announced earlier today, Rodrigo’s brother, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will also be fighting at UFC 119. He will take on undefeated TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader in the co-main event.

Other bouts expected to take place at UFC 119 include Evan Dunham vs. Sean SherkJeremy Stephens vs. Melvin GuillardMatt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran, C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen, and Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle.


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