According to a report posted by MMA Junkie, the previously scheduled UFC 108 bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and and Cain Velasquez will now be scheduled for UFC 110 in Australia on Feburary 21st.
Originally, the fight was canceled due to severe staph infection that Nogueira contracted twice in the same year.
And with Brock Lesner’s ongoing illness, it was thought that Valasquez would take Lesner’s place against Shane Carwin, but the UFC decided to reschedule the bout between Nogueira and Valasquez.
Nogueira was quoted saying, “In February, I think I’ll be in shape, I’d love to fight in Australia. If they put me on the card, I would love to fight there.”
as well as,
“I’m not the type of guy that’s gonna give up some challenge. That’s a good challenge, young guy, strong, push… I push too. I’d love to have the match.”