Confirmed by TheFightNetwork, Cheick Kongo will be taking on Antionio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 79 on December 29.
This will be former PRIDE FC champion Nogueira’s second fight in the cage, his first fight being against Heath Herring at UFC 73. Hering proved difficult for Nogueira on the feet and Kongo is going to be an even bigger threat to BIG Nog.
Kongo is coming off his biggest win ever over Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 75. Kongo out striked the legendary striker, to secure a higher position in the UFC heavyweight division. The winner of this fight would likely get a shot at Randy Couture for the UFC heavyweight belt.