PRIDE, Affliction and Sengoku veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (17-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely make his debut for the UFC at the organization's Nov. 21 event in Manchester, England, according to a new report from Fighter's Only magazine.
Though not officially announced, UFC 105 is expected to take place at Manchester Evening News Arena.
A potential opponent for Nogueira has yet to be named.
The twin brother of UFC heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, "Minotoro" is currently riding a five-fight win streak. Rogerio was in Portland, Ore., this past weekend to watch his brother's main-event bout with Randy Couture.
Ed Soares, manger for both Nogueira brothers, told MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com
) that Rogerio's contract had not yet been finalized, but that his fighter would undoubtedly debut for the UFC later this year.
With the addition to the card, UFC 105's rumored card – which currently lacks a main event – includes:
* Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang*
* Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim*
* Matt Brown vs. James Wilks*
* Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. TBA*
* Terry Etim vs. TBA*
* Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley*
* DaMarques Johnson vs. Peter Sobotta*
* Roli Delgado vs. Andre Winner*
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