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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira To Face Winner of Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

Antonio Rodrigo NogueiraAntonio Rodrigo Nogueira, back on track after his August victory over Randy Couture, will challenge the winner of the November 21 Brock Lesnar-Shane Carwin fight for the heavyweight title, according to Inside Fights, which confirmed a Wrestling Observer report.

Nogueira (32-5-1), a former PRIDE champion and recent interim UFC title-holder,was dominated by Frank Mir in their December meeting, but “Minotauro” bounced back strong with an impressive performance against Couture, winning by unanimous decision in the “Fight of the Night” at UFC 102.

Lesnar (4-1), the UFC’s current heavyweight champion, won the title with a victory over Randy Couture last November, then defended the belt against Frank Mir at UFC 100 in July. Carwin (11-0) earned his title shot with three-straight wins inside the Octagon, including a 69-second knockout of Gabriel Gonzaga in March.

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