According to multiple Canadian sources, heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cheick Kongo have signed to meet at UFC 149 on July 21. The card, which will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, recently lost main eventer Jose Aldo to UFC 147.
Nogueira (33-7-1) suffered a broken arm during his most recent loss, as Frank Mir locked in a kimura that “Big Nog” refused to tap to. He has won four of his seven UFC fights, including a victory over Brendan Schaub prior to the Mir defeat.
Kongo (17-7-2) was stopped by Mark Hunt earlier this year at UFC 144, suffering a TKO defeat. The defeat snapped a two-fight win streak for Kongo.