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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Brandon Vera Set for UFC 109 in February

Antonio Rogerio NogueiraLight heavyweights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Brandon Vera have been booked to square off at UFC 109 on February 6 in Las Vegas, the UFC today announced.

Nogueira (18-3), a PRIDE and Affliction veteran, emerged as a 205-pound contender by knocking out Luiz Cane in the opening round of his UFC debut in November, his sixth-straight win following Affliction victories over Edwin Dewees and Vladimir Matyushenko.

Vera (11-4) rebounded from a 1-3 stretch by winning back-to-back fights over Mike Patt and Krzysztof Soszynski in 2009, but suffered a unanimous decision loss to Randy Couture in November at UFC 105.

UFC 109: Relentless is headlined by Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman and also features Josh Koscheck vs. Paulo Thiago, Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen, and Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg.

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