According to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and top contender Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have verbally agreed to face one another at UFC 140. The announcement was made on UFC.com:
Verbal agreements are for a match between two of the most accomplished light heavyweights in the sport as Rogerio "Lil Nog" Nogueira will face the "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz December 10th at UFC 140 in Toronto.
Nogueira and Ortiz were originally set to meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night in March, but an injury sidelined Ortiz, and Phil Davis fought in his place. (Trivia time: Five months later, Ortiz repaid the favor by stepping in for an injured Davis at UFC 133, an from which Nogueira was also forced to withdraw due to injury.)
There is no word yet as to the placement or ranking of this fight on the larger card, although it should be expected to be on the main card at a minimum.