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


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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