Nogueira Vs. Mir Still For Title, Unification Fight In 2009

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After the massive announcement today that Randy Couture would return to face Brock Lesnar at UFC 91 in November, many were left to wonder as to what would happened with a scheduled December showdown between interim champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former champ Frank Mir.

Fear not, the bout is still on and will be for the title:

“(Couture vs. Lesnar) will go Nov. 15, then the winner will wait to see who wins the interim fight in December. Then we’ll have a heavyweight (unification) fight next year,” said UFC President Dana White.

So there you have it. Two five round heavyweight title tilts in a two month span with the winners facing off in 2009 to unify the titles and get back to having one Heavyweight champion in the UFC.

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