A rumored matchup between top-contenders Cheick Kongo and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will likely be moved from UFC 79 in late-December to an early-2008 card reports Fox Sports:
With UFC running so many shows, it made sense to try and shore up another show with a main-event caliber match. The Las Vegas show already has two championship matches (Matt Serra vs. Matt Hughes at welterweight, and a lightweight title match with B.J. Penn facing either Sean Sherk or Joe Stevenson), along with the strong possibility of a Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell match.
UFC has a January show scheduled for Newcastle, England, and a Super Bowl weekend show set for Las Vegas, and Nogueira vs. Kongo will likely take place on one of those dates. In addition, there have been negotiations for a January show in Montreal, but that isn’t finalized.