Just one day after announcing Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Mark Coleman for UFC 93 in January UFC president Dana White has confirmed three key matches for UFC 92 with Yahoo! Sports.
In the UFC 92 co-main events UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will battle fellow TUF 8 coach and former heavyweight champion Frank Mir and UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin will look to defend the 205-pound title for the first time against top-contender Rashad Evans. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will take on Wanderlei Silva, who twice defeated Jackson during their days in PRIDE, in a featured light heavyweight matchup.
The stacked New Year’s Eve weekend event, traditionally the company’s biggest event of the year, takes place on December 27th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. UFC 92 will be broadcast live on pay-per-view.