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Griffin vs. Nogueira Shifted to UFC 114 in Las Vegas

A matchup between former light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin and fellow contender Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, previously scheduled for UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal, is now expected to take place at UFC 114 on May 29 in Las Vegas, according to MMAjunkie, with bout agreements likely to be signed soon.

After losing his title to Rashad Evans in December 2008 and suffering a first-round knockout to Anderson Silva in August, Griffin (17-6), the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 1, rebounded in November with a split decision win over Tito Ortiz.

Nogueira (18-3), a PRIDE and Affliction veteran, made his UFC debut in November with a first-round knockout of Luiz Cane, his sixth-straight win, and returns to the Octagon after a broken ankle forced him to withdraw from a February bout against Brandon Vera.

UFC 114 has yet to be officially announced, but is expected to be headlined by a bout between former light heavyweight title-holders and rival TUF 10 coaches Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans, while Griffin-Nogueira is likely to be the card’s co-main event.

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