Nogueira recently signed a multi-fight contract and will finally rejoin his twin brother, UFC heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, in the UFC. The two fought side by side in Japan for the Pride promotion.
Nogueira (17-3) is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes wins over Edwin Dewees, Vladimir Matyushenko and most recently Dion Staring at Jungle Fight 13 back in May. He hasn't tasted defeat since losing to Sokoudjou at Pride 33 in February 2007.
During his eight-year career, he has fought for promotions such as Pride, Deep, Sengoku, Affliction and HOOKnSHOOT. "Minotauro" holds notable career wins over the likes of Kazushi Sakuraba, Alistair Overeem(2x), Guy Mezger and Dan Henderson.
Cane is quickly moving up in the crowded light-heavyweight as he looks for his fourth straight win following his first career loss against James Irvin in his octagon debut at UFC 79 in December 2007. The loss against Irvin came via disqualification as Cane hit his opponent with a brutal illegal knee to the head while he was down. He followed that loss with back-to-back TKO wins over Jason Lambert and Sokoudjou. Cane most recently defeated Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision at UFC 97 in April, which was the first time the up and coming Brazilian fighter has gone the distance.
Cane entered the UFC having been unbeaten in the first eight bouts of his career, which included notable wins over Maurice Igor and Bellator veteran Damien Stelly. The four-year veteran sports an almost flawless overall MMA record of 10-1, with 9 of his wins being by stoppage.
UFC 106 takes place Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be headlined by a UFC heavyweight title bout between current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and challenger, Shane Carwin. In addition, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz returns to the Octagon to face UFC Hall of famer Mark Coleman.