Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is set to take on Vernon “Tiger” White on Afflictions inaugural July 19th Card called “Banned”. The news comes courtesy of our friends over at MMAJunkie.
Nogueira (13-3), who is twin brothers with UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is an elite, consensus top 10 light heavyweight. He recently defeated Todd Gouwenberg in his last fight for the now defunct HCF promotion out of Canada. He owns victories over other elite competition including Dan Henderson, Guy Mezger and Kazushi Sakuraba.
Vernon White (26-32) is a popular former UFC veteran who will be looking to get back on track after dropping five of his last seven fights.
Below is Affliction: “Banned” fight card as it stands:
MAIN CARD (PPV)
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo
Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Nascimento
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Vernon White
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Mike Whitehead
Ben Rothwell vs. TBA
PRELIMINARY CARD (Fox Sports Net)
Paul Buentello vs. Aleksander Emelianenko
Ray Lazama vs. Justin Levens
Mark Hominick vs. Savant Young
J.J. Ambrose vs. Patrick Speight
Brett Cooper vs. Mike Pyle