The UFC has always been known to make their New Year’s weekend cards big and UFC President Dana White hasn’t disappointed this year either. White has just confirmed that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will face Frank Mir for the UFC heavyweight championship as well as Rashad Evans vs. Forrest Griffin for the light heavyweight title and then a grudge match between Wanderlei Silva and Quinton Jackson.
All three bouts have been rumored for weeks with the Nogueira vs. Mir fight pretty much being confirmed since the announcement of “The Ultimate Fighter” season eight.
The surprise has to be the addition of both Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson and Rashad Evans getting his title shot against Forrest Griffin.
It seemed as though the UFC had stacked the UFC 91 card with Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar and then Quinton Jackson as supposedly added to the card, which confused MMA fans as UFC 91 had better fights than UFC 92.
Jackson will finally get his third shot at Wanderlei Silva to see if he can find a way to get past Silva’s aggressive style that left him dazed and confused in both of their Pride fights.
Evans, on the other hand, is coming off of one of the biggest upsets in MMA history when he KO’ed Chuck Liddell at UFC 88. Griffin on the other hand is coming off of the biggest win of his career, a controversial decision over former champion Quinton Jackson.
UFC 92 will take place on December 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.