Oct 19, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Daniel Cormier (red gloves) fights against Roy Nelson (blue gloves) in their heavyweight bout during UFC 166 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson targeted for UFC show in Abu Dhabi


The UFC is reportedly targeting a return to Abu Dhabi, and they will play to have a “big” bout on the card. According to a report from UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 2 on Wednesday night, the UFC is planning a heavyweight bout between mixed martial arts legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson.

Yes, that would give us “Big Nog” vs. “Big Country.”

If the UFC does return to Abu Dhabi, it will be their first time hosting a show in the United Arab Emirates capital since April of 2010, when Anderson Silva and Demian Maia headlined UFC 112 which turned out to be a stinker.

Nelson is coming off of back-to-back losses to Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, while Nogueira has been out of action since a technical submission loss to Fabricio Werdum last June.

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