A light heavyweight match up between Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been set for early 2013. The bout is expected to take place on Super Bowl weekend and will likely be dubbed UFC 157. Brazilian site Globo first reported the matchup.
Evans has not fought since losing to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 145. Evans recently assisted Vitor Belfort in his preparation for UFC 152. His opponent, Rogerio Nogueira, has been battling injuries since his TKO victory over Tito Ortiz at UFC 140, which ended a two fight skid.
The bout will likely take place in Las Vegas, Nevada and will likely feature a title fight of some sort on what is usually one of the UFC’s biggest cards of the year.