The bout will take place on the main card of the event, which is set to take place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
While the match up has not been confirmed by UFC officials, Brazilian news outlet Globo SporTV reported the heavyweight contest is confirmed for the event.
Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 NC) attempted to return from his arm injury against Chieck Kongo at UFC 149, however the Brazilian pulled out of the fight at the last minute after he reinjured himself and was replaced by Shawn Jordan. Prior to the fight with Mir, Nogueira knocked out Brendan Schaub in the first round at UFC 134 in Brazil. “Big Nog” has alternated wins and losses over his last five bouts and is undefeated on Brazilian soil in his career.
Herman (21-4) will look to get back in the win column at UFC 153 after being stopped in back-to-back fights against Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson. Before suffering consecutive losses, Herman had won 21 of his 23 professional fights. The 27-year-old will be looking to have his hand raised for the first time since June 2011 and tweeted he is “excited to retire Minotauro” at UFC 153.
UFC 153 goes down from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Oct. 13.