Brazilian fighter and MMA legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will get a step up in competition and fight Alexander Gustafsson in his next fight, according to UFC President Dana White.
Over the weekend and following UFC Fight Night 30, White announced that Lil’ Nog and Gustafsson will headline the UFC’s return to London on March 8.
Nogueira last fought in February at UFC 156 with an upset win over Rashad Evans. Following the win, he was supposed to fight Shogun Rua at UFC 161, but Nogueira had to pull out of the bout due to injury. A win over Gustafsson in March may mean big things for Lil’ Nog.
Gustafsson’s most recent outing had him pitted against Jon Jones in a light heavyweight title fight at UFC 165. The fight delivered one of the most entertaining and controversial contests in UFC history with Jones getting the decision and fans complaining that Gustafsson should have been named the winner.
The March 8 UFC London card will take place at the O2 Arena.