Former light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and rising contender Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will look to move closer to a 205-pound title shot when they likely square off at September’s UFC 119 in Indianapolis.
According to Tatame, the matchup has been verbally agreed upon for September but is not yet officially signed.
Following back-to-back wins over Wanderlei Silva and Keith Jardine, Jackson (30-8) returned from a 15-month layoff with a unanimous decision loss to fellow contender Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 114.
Nogueira (19-3) knocked out Luiz Cane in the opening round of his UFC debut in November, then scored a controversial split decision over late-replacement Jason Brilz at UFC 114 in May for his seventh-straight win.
UFC 119 is also rumored to include Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens and Joey Beltran vs. Matt Mitrione.
Pictured: Quinton Jackson