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Randy Couture Accepts Match With Minotauro Nogueira at UFC 101

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MMA Weekly has the scoop:

According to multiple sources from Couture’s camp, he has agreed to face Nogueira at the yet-unannounced UFC 101 sometime in August. The event may take place in Portland, Ore.

The UFC is now awaiting a response from Nogueira’s camp.

Previously, Couture was offered a fight with Nogueira in the first half of 2009, but his role in Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables,” set to film in late March, got in the way.

This is a huge match if it does, in fact, come to fruition.  I can't imagine Nogueira turning this bout down unless there were some type of physical or other personal issue that makes any fight in August an impossibility.  A win for the Brazilian against Couture would certainly raise his status in the states.  Any time "The Natural" steps in the octagon it's a much anticipated event, and this bout against one of Pride's former superstars should be no different.