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Shogun vs. Evans, Ortiz vs. Nogueira Moved to UFC 128 on March 19 in Newark

Mauricio Shogun RuaThe long-awaited title fight between light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former title-holder Rashad Evans previously expected for UFC 128 is now slated for UFC 129 on March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Sportsnet reports.

With Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira also moved to UFC 129, the UFC’s plans to return to Abu Dhabi for UFC 128 are almost certainly off, but it’s not yet known whether the UFC will still host the March 12 event at a new location or rename the March 19 card.

UPDATE: The March 19 event was expected to be UFC 129, but will instead be UFC 128

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