Nogueira (33-10-1) was slated to make his return earlier this year against Cheick Kongo, but "Big Nog's" broken arm had not fully healed by the time the fight was set to take place.
Herman (21-4) has dropped two straight, falling to Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve. He had earned three consecutive victories prior to the setbacks.
"I put myself at the disposal of UFC Rio 3 (UFC 153)," Nogueira posted on Twitter. "I'm waiting for confirmation of the president's (Dana White) event. Come on guys!" Nogueira later updated his account, posting, "I thank all of you who gallows asked me to be part of the UFC Rio card 3. Now we're in. What do you think? Thanks (White)."
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The UFC is still working on putting the main event for UFC 153 back together after UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out with an injury.
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- Chris Leben Returning To Octagon This December To Face Karlos Vemola
- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Returning At UFC 153 To Face Dave Herman
- Vitor Belfort Calls Chael Sonnen A Twitter Clown
- Report: Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad Retires
- Cyrille Diabaté Looks For The Decision, Not Knockout In Fight With Fábio Maldonado
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