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Big Nog wants to fight in Japan...let's make it happen!


In an interview following his 1st round Knockout victory over Brendan Schaub in Brazil, Big Nog hinted at a potential fight in Japan this February.

“I want to help my friends right now. I want to help Rafael [Cavalcante], who fights Sept. 10. And I want to help Junior dos Santos win the world title,” said Nogueira. “I’m not thinking about my next fight, but for sure I will be ready. If they have a fight in the U.S., I will be ready. When they have a fight in February in Japan, I will be ready to fight over there.”

This got me thinking about what type of matchmaking would make sense not only for Big Nog in a hypothetical UFC Japan card, but the rest of the card as well.

Here are a few thoughts that I had. I'm interested to hear what everyone else has in mind for the event.

HEAVYWEIGHTS:

Big Nog vs. Josh Barnett

Alistair Overeem vs. Sergei Kharitonov

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS:

Shogun Rua vs. Rampage Jackson

Dan Henderson vs. Little Nog

 

MIDDLEWEIGHTS:

Yushin Okami vs. Vitor Belfort

Wanderlei Silva vs. Sexyama

 

WELTERWEIGHTS:

Nick Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi (maybe at a catch weight)

 

LIGHTWEIGHTS:

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. George Sotiropolous

 

FEATHERWEIGHTS:

Jose Aldo vs. Hatsu Hioki

 

BANTAMWEIGHTS:

Kid Yamamoto vs. Jeff Curran

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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