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Nogueira '100%' for Rashad fight

ESPN staff
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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira claims he is 100 per cent fit for his clash with Rashad Evans at UFC 156.

Nogueira will return to the Octagon in Las Vegas on Saturday for the first time since beating Tito Ortiz back in December 2011.

A knee injury placed him on the sidelines, but he claims to have been back in full training for some time and is ready for the clash at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

"I am 100 per cent right now," he told ESPN. "I have been taking care with my knee for three months. I had it fixed and now I am 100%."

Looking ahead to his fight with Evans, Nogueira said: "It means a lot as he is a big name. That is why I am coming in 100 per cent and been training hard.

"This will be hard, but I am confident. I think the fight will hinge on who has the better jujitsu."

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