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"Minotoro"

21-6-0

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Antonio Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira

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  • Given Name: Antônio Rogério Nogueira
  • Professional MMA Record: 21-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Minotoro
  • 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
  • Gym/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.

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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:44 Round 1 of 3
Anthony Johnson
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Walkout Music: Method Man and Redman - Da Rockwilder
UFC on FOX 12 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Alexander Gustafsson UFC UFN 37 2014.03.08
Reason: Nogueira Back Injury
Cancelled Bout Mauricio Rua UFC 161 2013.06.15
Reason: Nogueira Back Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Rashad Evans
Ref: Yves Lavigne
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
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
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2011.12.10
Odds: -265 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs
Cancelled Bout Rich Franklin UFC 133 2011.08.06
Reason: Nogueira Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Phil Davis
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Cancelled Bout Tito Ortiz UFC UFN 24 2011.03.26
Reason: Ortiz Cut/Stitches
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ryan Bader
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
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
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jason Brilz
Ref: Yves Lavigne
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
#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
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
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
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
Ref: Nelson Hamilton
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
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Moise Rimbon
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Sengoku 6
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 93 kg
2008.11.01
Odds: -925 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 204.4 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:06 Round 1 of 3
Edwin Dewees
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes Todd Gouwenberg Alberta Regional 2008.02.01
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:23 Round 1 of 3
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
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
#9 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
2:13 Round 2 of 3, 12:13 Total
Alistair Overeem
Ref: Samio Kimura
Pride Critical Countdown Absolute
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg
2006.07.01
Odds: -235 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 210.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total
Mauricio Rua
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Pride Critical Countdown 2005
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 93 kg
2005.06.26
Odds: -105 Near Even | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
#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
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Total Elimination 2005
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 93 kg
2005.04.23
Odds: +130 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total
Alistair Overeem
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride 29: Fists of Fire
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg
2005.02.20
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kazuhiro Nakamura
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
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Event | Light Heavyweight
2003.12.31
Weigh-In: 209.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:49 Round 2 of 3, 13:49 Total
Kazuhiro Nakamura
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
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
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Pride 20: Armed and Ready
Main Card | Heavyweight
2002.04.28
Win | Submission | Armlock Jim Theobald HOOKnSHOOT 2002.03.09
Win | Submission | Armlock Katsuhisa Fujii DEEP 2001.08.18

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