Archive: antonio rodrigo nogueira

Apr 24, 2014 7:42 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Drug Test Results Are Clean

The drug test results from UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi have come in and all results are negative. There were a total of 22 tests issued, 16 fighters were tested before the fight and 6 were tested after the fight, the exact names of which fighters were tested and when were not initially...

Apr 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Please‏

Roy “Big Country” Nelson (20-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is coming off a devastating first-round knockout victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, which he earned in the main event of last week’s ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ event in Abu Dhabi. The victory over “Big Nog” snapped a 2-fight losing skid for Nelson and moved him back up...

Apr 11, 2014 4:49 pm

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Wants Another Fight with Frank Mir

Whether you are a fan of his from the PRIDE days or not, it was difficult to watch Antonio Rogrigo Nogueira get knocked out the way he did at ‘UFC Fight Night 39’. Roy Nelson earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus due to his display of power in the main-event, but it was clear...

Apr 11, 2014 2:08 pm

.gif | UFC Fight Night 39: Nelson Sends Nogueira Crashing to the Mat. BRUTAL KO!

Roy Nelson may have put a legend to rest tonight. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira showed little-to-no offense in his fight against ‘Big Country’ and was eventually knocked out by a brutal right hand. The overhand hook sent ‘Big Nog’ crashing to the mat. Check out the .GIF provided by FanSided’s ZombieProphet!

Apr 10, 2014 7:59 am

Big Nog Calls His Pride Days the ‘Apex’ of His Career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the biggest legends in the sport of MMA. He’s a talented striker with an intimidating ground game and an admirable sense of sportsmanship. At 37 years old, Big Nog is coming towards the close of a long and lucrative fighting career, but he holds fond memories of his days...

Feb 5, 2014 8:56 am

UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi official for April 11; Nelson vs. Big Nog to headline

According to a report from MMAJunkie, the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi has been made official for April 11 and a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and ‘Big Nog’ will headline the event. The report also states: The UFC has partnered with Flash Entertainment for a Middle East expansion, both with live events and broadcast...

Jan 30, 2014 7:18 am

Roy Nelson insists NSAC bid is not for publicity

UFC heavyweight contender, Roy Nelson, recently applied for Keith Kizer’s vacant seat as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), a move he insists was not a publicity stunt. “Big Country” told ‘UFC Tonight‘s’ Ariel Helwani that his desire for the position is all about opportunity, stating that if it were to...

Jan 13, 2014 5:29 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Headed To Florida With Werdum vs. Browne & Tate vs. Carmouche

Travis Browne is one fight away from a shot at the belt. At the second UFC on FOX show of this year (scheduled for April 19th), we will have two new fights to look forward to, as Browne will face off against Fabricio Werdum in a title elimination match, and bantamweights Miesha Tate and Liz...

Dec 13, 2013 8:12 am

Dana White: Fabricio Werdum Will Fight Winner Of Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett Fight

Following the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White shed some light on the future of the UFC heavyweight division. Fabricio Werdum has stated that he would wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovered from his shoulder surgery, but it seems as though White thinks that will not be the...

Dec 4, 2013 9:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Chris Weidman Draws Motivation From Anderson Silva Poster

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, draws inspiration for his pending date with Anderson Silva by hanging a poster of his opponent as a reminder to stay focused. Check it out: One of the posters hanging around the house during this camp. #refusetolose http://t.co/iTqRi9ItPM — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) December 3, 2013

Dec 3, 2013 7:58 am

Wanderlei Silva Promises A Safe Brazil For Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has never been Brazil’s favorite fighter. With Sonnen’s constant berating of Brazilian MMA Legends Anderson Silva, the Nogueira brothers, and Wanderlei Silva, saying he is disliked by Brazilian fans is an understatement. Since it was announced that Sonnen would be coaching on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, many thought he...

Oct 2, 2013 10:27 am

Fabricio Werdum Seeks Rematch with Junior dos Santos

A loss in the UFC can sting. A knockout loss to a debuting future heavyweight champ in the first round, may sting a bit more. Such is the case with Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1). The 36-year-old Brazilian says he is looking for a rematch with the man alluded to above, former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Jun 22, 2013 9:52 am

Anderson Silva Head-Kick KO’s Sparring Partner, Leaves Gym Upset

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As he closes in on his July 6 bout with top middleweight contender, Chris Weidman, UFC champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva appears to be in perfect form.  Earlier this week, Brazilian media outlet, Portal do Vale Tudo, reported that in one of his last rounds of sparring in Brazil, the...

Jun 19, 2013 7:12 am

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s surgery a success, wants Stefan Struve in December

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) recent arm surgery was apparently a “big success” and the former UFC and Pride champion is already planning his next bout, which he would like to be in December against fellow heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC). “Big Nog” was forced to go ‘under the knife’ for an arm...

Jun 14, 2013 7:49 am

Big Nog tore elbow ligament in Werdum fight, undergoing surgery

When Antinio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) tapped out to Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event earlier this month, many fans thought that “Big Nog” had tapped too quickly, possibly over cautious due to the arm break he suffered at the hands and hips of Frank Mir...

Jun 8, 2013 9:10 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Bonus Winners; Thiago Silva Takes KO and FOTN, Erik Silva Wins SOTN

Another card flying under the radar delivers for the UFC following a great evening of fights on UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueira vs Werdum in Fortaleza, Brazil. The event served as the TUF Brazil 2 finale, with the main event seeing a showdown of two heavyweight submission specialist’s as Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira faced off...

Jun 4, 2013 11:08 am

Josh Barnett Gives Prediction For UFC on Fuel TV 10: Thinks the ‘Big Goofus’ Werdum Can KO the ‘Punched-Out’ Nogueira

In the interview above, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke about this Saturday’s main event fight at UFC on Fuel TV 10, a heavyweight match between Fabricio Werdum and ‘Big Nog,’ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  For Barnett, Saturday’s fight will see an older fighter on the decline taking on a rising star with newfound confidence...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...