The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the pairing on Thursday as
well as a middleweight showdown between Alessio Di Chricio against
Bamgbose. UFC on Fox 26 takes place at Bell MTS Place, and the
evening’s main card airs on the Fox Network.
Nogueira, 41, has lost three of his last four Octagon appearances.
Most recently, “Minotouro” suffered a third-round TKO defeat to
Bader at UFC Fight Night 100 on Nov. 19. The Brazilian is 5-5
since beginning his promotional tenure in 2009.
Cannonier, meanwhile, has won three of his last four bouts,
including a third-round stoppage of Nick
Roehrick in his most recent outing at “The Ultimate Fighter 25”
finale on July 7. Cannonier also owns wins over Ion
Cutelaba and Cyril Asker
in UFC competition.