Inside Fights has confirmed a Wrestling Observer Newsletter report that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will face the winner of the Nov. 21 Brock Lesnar/Shane Carwin fight.
It seems logical that Nogueira would get thenext title shot though he has only a 1 fight win streak. Nogueira did look impressive against Couture and I believe deserves a title shot. Nogueira would be an interesting style match up for either Lesnar or Carwin. This bout should take place sometime in early 2010.
I guess this leaves Junior Dos Santos needing another win. I think the perfect situation is that the winner of Velasquez vs. Rothwell take on Junior Dos Santos for the title shot after Nogueira.
Lesnar is set to defend his title against Shane Carwin at UFC 106 on November 21st. It seems that finally there is a group of heavyweight contenders.