UFC 140: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Set To Face Frank Mir in December

Midhun Nair@@MidhunNair_Correspondent IISeptember 7, 2011

PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 29:  UFC fighter Antonio Nogueira (L) battles UFC fighter Randy Couture (R) during their Heavyweight bout at UFC 102:  Couture vs. Nogueira at the Rose Garden Arena on August 29, 2009 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, fresh from a win against Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, now knows who he will have to beat in order to work his way back up to contention: Frank Mir.

Nogueira recently revived his career with a stunning TKO win over top contender Brendan Schaub at UFC 134 and is now looking to make a run at the title.

Mir is coming off a win against Roy Nelson, the winner of "The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights", in a fight in which Mir was heavily criticized for his performance.

It was announced on the UFC website that the fight between "Minotauro" and Mir has been set for UFC 140, set to take place at the Air Canana Center in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

UFC President Dana White had this to say about the exciting heavyweight matchup: "Both men are known as two of the premier submission specialists in the division but have shown dangerous striking skills as well."

This year looks like it is going to be a big year for heavyweight fights: Alisatair Overeem will take on Brock Lesnar in December and Cain Velasquez fighting Junior dos Santos in November.

Now, the two best submission fighters in the division face off in order to establish their place in the title picture.