UFC targeting Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for Super Bowl weekend

Scott Cunningham

According to Brazil's SporTV, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will return to the Octagon on Super Bowl weekend and face off with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

While the UFC hasn't officially announced the bout, a source close to the fight confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Wednesday that the bout is under serious consideration for a planned Feb. 2 event in Las Vegas.

If the fight is finalized, it would mark Evans' first bout since losing a unanimous decision to champion Jon Jones on April 21. The loss snapped a four-fight win streak for the 33-year-old Evans (17-2-1).

Nogueira (20-5), meanwhile, has not fought since a first-round stoppage of Tito Ortiz on Dec. 10, 2011. He was slated to meet Alexander Gustafsson in April, but the 36-year-old Brazilian had to pull out of the fight due to a knee injury.

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