UFC 140: Tito Ortiz vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira booked for Dec. 10 in Toronto

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This feels familiar.

Almost a full year after they were initially paired up, Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have been booked to get busy once again, this time at UFC 140 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, according to UFC.com

The two were originally set to square off at UFC Fight Night 24 back in March until Ortiz was forced off the card with stitches and what he called a "bad" concussion.

He would rebound quickly, though, as he was matched up with Ryan Bader at UFC 132 on July 2 and improbably managed to score one of the biggest upset victories of the year, effectively resurrecting his career.

He attempted to ride that wave of momentum into a main event rematch against Rashad Evans one month later but had his Cinderella story snuffed out via crushing knee to the body.

Because of his incredible story and persistence through a five year run of futility, he's back to give it one more go.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, one of the most decorated light heavyweights in his time, no different than Ortiz, has fallen on hard times as of late.

After sending a message to the 205-pound division in his Octagon debut back at UFC 106 with an impressive knockout win over Luiz Cane, "Minotouro" has struggled to keep up with the competition.

An uninspiring win over Jason Brilz was followed up by consecutive losses to Bader and Phil Davis, which have him on the ropes with the promotion and fighting for his job.

Is Tito Ortiz actually going to be the one to send him packing?

UFC 140 is set for the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and will feature a heavyweight rematch pitting "Little Nog's" brother Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against the first man to ever finish him, Frank Mir.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.

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