The UFC announced the three-round headliner on Tuesday.
Gustafsson (13-1) scored a first-round TKO of veteran Vladimir Matyushenko less than two weeks ago at UFC 141 for his fourth-straight win. “The Mauler” is 5-1 in the UFC, with his only loss coming in his second fight for the promotion against current undefeated contender Phil Davis.
Nogueira (20-5) rebounded from back-to-back losses to Phil Davis and Ryan Bader with a first-round TKO of former champion Tito Ortiz last month at UFC 140. “Little Nog” is 3-2 since joining the UFC in 2009.
A bantamweight matchup between Brad Pickett and Damacio Page was also newly announced for the event, while the UFC also confirmed six others bouts for the card, including Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara, Paulo Thiago vs. Siyar Bahadurzada, DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire, Cyrille Diabate vs. Jorgen Kruth, Magnus Cedenblad vs. Francis Carmont, and Papy Abedi vs. James Head.
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Pictured: Alexander Gustafsson