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"Minotouro"

21-6-0

Antônio Rogério Nogueira

Antônio Rogério "Minotouro" Nogueira

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  • Given Name: Antônio Rogério Nogueira
  • Professional MMA Record: 21-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Minotouro
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1976.06.02
  • Last Fight: July 26, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Nogueira
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $953,000 USD
  • Born: Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is a Pride and UFC veteran and one of the world’s top MMA fighters in the 205 lb. weight division. Though for many years he was overshadowed by his twin brother Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who fought some of the sport’s most memorable battles at heavyweight, the younger Nogueira (often known as “Little Nog”) has accumulated far less punishment in the ring and Octagon through the years, and may prove to have the longer fight career as a result.


“Little Nog” combines quickness and his family’s trademark fighting spirit with a technical mastery of both boxing and BJJ. Nogueira won a bronze medal in the 2007 Pan American Games in boxing. The combination has proven highly effective in the cage, and Nogueira boasts wins over some of MMA’s most notable stars, including Dan Henderson, Alistair Overeem, Kazushi Sakuraba and Luiz "Banha" Cané. His 2005 Pride war with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, though it resulted in a loss, is remembered as one of history’s greatest fights, a back-and-forth affair featuring multiple knockdowns, flying attacks, an extremely high pace and a number of changes in momentum.


Rogerio has struggled somewhat against the better wrestlers in the UFC's light heavyweight division, barely edging Jason Brilz in a controversial decision victory, and then losing to skilled wrestlers Ryan "Darth" Bader and Phil Davis in his next campaigns. Though clearly now an MMA veteran, the tale is not yet told on the younger Nogueira, who appears to have a great deal of fight left in him for the foreseeable future.


In late 2011 Minotoro battered UFC hall-of-famer Tito Ortiz with punches and elbows to earn a decisive TKO victory.He was set to face rising star Alexander Gustafsson UFC on Fuel TV 2 but Nogueira was forced out of the bout with a knee injury.


Nogueira's next bout came at UFC 156 on February 2, 2013 where he faced fellow light heavyweight and perennial contender, Rashad Evans. Little Nog was able to pull off the upset using his boxing skills to outpoint Evans on the way to a Unanimous Decision. He was then supposed to rematch Shogun at UFC 161 but would have to withdraw from the bout with a back injury.

Last updated 04.10.2014, 11:44 AM ET
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Antônio Rogério Nogueira Light Heavyweight Ranking History

Antônio Rogério Nogueira MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:44 Round 1 of 3

Anthony Johnson
21-5-0 17-4-0

UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.07.26
Odds: +430 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $114,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Method Man and Redman - Da Rockwilder
#26 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC on FOX 12 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Alexander Gustafsson UFC UFN 37 2014.03.08
Reason: Nogueira Back Injury
Cancelled Bout Maurício Rua UFC 161 2013.06.15
Reason: Nogueira Back Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rashad Evans
20-5-0 17-2-1

UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.02.02
Odds: +425 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $174,000 ($107K Base, $67K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Cancelled Bout Alexander Gustafsson UFC on FUEL TV 2 2012.04.14
Reason: Nogueira Knee Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:15 Round 1 of 3

Tito Ortiz
19-5-0 16-9-1

UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.12.10
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Cancelled Bout Rich Franklin UFC 133 2011.08.06
Reason: Nogueira Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Phil Davis
19-4-0 8-0-0

UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.03.26
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 Base | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Tito Ortiz UFC UFN 24 2011.03.26
Reason: Ortiz Cut/Stitches
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryan Bader
19-3-0 11-0-0

UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.09.25
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Josh Rosenthal | Walkout Music: Method Man & Redman - Da Rockwilder
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jason Brilz
18-3-0 18-2-1

UFC 114: Jackson vs Evans
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.05.29
Odds: -660 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $185,000 ($80K Base, $40K Bonus, $65K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Method Man & Redman - Da Rockwilder
#45 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC 114 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Forrest Griffin UFC 114 2010.05.29
Reason: Griffin Shoulder Injury
Cancelled Bout Brandon Vera UFC 109 2010.02.06
Reason: Nogueira Ankle Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:56 Round 1 of 3

Luiz Cané
17-3-0 11-1-0

UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.11.21
Odds: -118 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $170,000 ($70K Base, $30K Bonus, $70K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti | Walkout Music: Method Man & Redman - Da Rockwilder
UFC 106 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke

Dion Staring

Jungle Fight

2009.05.09
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
4:26 Round 2 of 3, 9:26 Total

Vladimir Matyushenko
15-3-0 21-3-0

Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.01.24
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $150,000 ($120K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 204.75 lbs | Referee: Nelson Hamilton
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Moise Rimbon
14-3-0 13-7-3

Sengoku 6
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 93 kg

2008.11.01
Odds: -925 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.4 lbs | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:06 Round 1 of 3

Edwin Dewees
13-3-0 34-12-0

Affliction 1: Banned
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.07.19
Odds: -1000 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Todd Gouwenberg

Alberta Regional

2008.02.01
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:23 Round 1 of 3

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
12-2-0 2-1-0

Pride 33: The Second Coming
Main Card | Middleweight | 205 lbs

2007.02.24
Odds: -2500 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
#8 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
2:13 Round 2 of 3, 12:13 Total

Alistair Overeem
11-2-0 24-7-0

Pride Critical Countdown Absolute
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2006.07.01
Odds: -235 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 210.0 lbs | Referee: Samio Kimura
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Maurício Rua
11-1-0 9-1-0

Pride Critical Countdown 2005
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 93 kg

2005.06.26
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
#18 Greatest Fight of All Time
#6 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Submission | Armlock
8:05 Round 1 of 2

Dan Henderson
10-1-0 16-3-0

Pride Total Elimination 2005
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 93 kg

2005.04.23
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Alistair Overeem
9-1-0 19-4-0

Pride 29: Fists of Fire
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2005.02.20
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kazuhiro Nakamura
8-1-0 3-1-0

Pride Bushido 4
Main Event | Middleweight | 93 kg

2004.07.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Alex Stiebling

GLADIATOR

2004.06.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Kazushi Sakuraba
6-1-0 15-7-1

Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Event | Light Heavyweight

2003.12.31
Weigh-In: 209.5 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:49 Round 2 of 3, 13:49 Total

Kazuhiro Nakamura
5-1-0 0-0-0

Pride 25: Body Blow
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2003.03.16
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite)
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Guy Mezger
4-1-0 29-13-2

Pride 24: Cold Fury 3
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2002.12.23
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Tsuyoshi Kosaka

DEEP

2002.09.07
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Vladimir Matyushenko

Japan Regional

2002.08.08
Win | Submission | Choke
0:35 Round 1 of 3

Yusuke Imamura
2-0-0 1-1-0

Pride 20: Armed and Ready
Main Card | Heavyweight

2002.04.28
Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Submission | Armlock

Jim Theobald

HOOKnSHOOT

2002.03.09
Win | Submission | Armlock

Katsuhisa Fujii

DEEP

2001.08.18

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