There are some rumors floating around that Tim Sylvia vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is finally officially set for UFC 81 in February for the interim Heavyweight title.
There is a possibility that the two top-ranked Heavyweights will battle in their next trip to the octagon, but nothing has been finalized yet and there is still nothing definite as to what will go on with the UFC Heavyweight championship.
Obviously Sylvia has been looking for a fight against Cheick Kongo, for whatever reason, but his next fight is heavily rumored to be against Nogueira.
Nogueira seems to think the same thing. MMANews.com interviewed Nogueira backstage after UFC 77 last month, and Nogueira seemed to be eyeballing Sylvia's performance as he expects to battle the former two-time champion in his next octagon-appearance. Check that video out by clicking here.
By all accounts Nogueira-Sylvia seems to be the next big Heavyweight fight, but nothing has been signed or finalized as of this writing. We'll let you know as soon as it is.