Archive: Big Nog

Apr 11, 2014 10:00 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Alers Defeats Omer, Calls out McGregor After Fight

Alan Omer and Jim Alers both made their octagon debuts tonight and looked to be in fantastic shape. They showed incredible technique and heart throughout their fight. With a combined record of 30 wins and only 4 losses, it was easy to see why they created so much buzz outside of the UFC. Omer and...

Apr 11, 2014 8:03 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Results

On the opposite side of the globe, ‘UFC Fight Night: Abu Dhabi’, was live on UFC Fight pass this morning. Starting at 9:15 a.m. PT / 12:15 p.m. ET, today’s fight card featured a heavyweight clash between ‘Bog Nog’ & ‘Big Country’. If you aren’t a UFC Fight pass subscriber, or were stuck in an...

Apr 10, 2014 9:14 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Abu Dhabi’ Weigh-In results, One Bout Cancelled

Today’s UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Weigh-ins went off without a hitch as all fighters made weight for the contracted bouts tomorrow night. The Camozzi vs. Craig fight was called off when Craig checked in sick, forcing the UFC to cancel the bout. Very sad to say my fight with Andrew Craig has...

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...

Apr 9, 2014 10:04 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ Open Work Out Highlights

UFC correspondant Carolina Pearce interviews Fight Night Abu Dhabi stars following the open-air open workout from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Hear from headliners Minotauro Norgueira and Roy Nelson, co-main eventers Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri and more!

Apr 8, 2014 8:51 pm

PHOTO | Abu Dhabi Stadium Still Under Construction For Friday’s UFC Event

The Arena for Friday’s UFC event is still being put together. Or at least that’s what it appears like, as earlier today, UFC President Dana White sent out the following: Building the stadium in Abu Dhabi for Big Nog vs Big Country this FRIDAY on Fight Pass!!! pic.twitter.com/YrC1jGiocr — Dana White (@danawhite) April 8, 2014...

Mar 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Nelson Gives ‘Nog’ Grappling Edge But Says He Hits Harder

Last night on FOX Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’, Roy Nelson, stopped by to discuss his upcoming headliner against Minotauro Nogueira. The two heavyweights face-off on April 11 from Abu Dhabi exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Here’s what ‘Big Country’ told the panel during his stint on last night’s show: Roy Nelson on his training camp...

Feb 15, 2014 9:07 am

Guida vs. Kawajiri Booked for UFC Fight Night 39 In Abu Dhabi

A featherweight bout between Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri has been added to the UFC’s upcoming return to Abu Dhabi. Some outlets are reporting that this bout is to take place at lightweight, however BJPENN.COM confirmed that both fighters will stay inside the UFC’s 145-pound division and face off as featherweight’s. Fight Night 39 is...

Jan 30, 2014 5:41 am

Big Nog vs. Roy Nelson In The Works

A highly anticipated heavyweight fight is expected to be booked in the near future between ‘Big Nog’ and ‘Big Country’. The duo is expected to appear during the UFC”s return trip to Abu Dhabi, though UFC officials haven’t named the bout as official. We only just learned of the UFC’s intentions to return to the...

Jan 27, 2014 11:49 am

Big Nog Confirms Career End Is Near

“I still have four fights left in my contract. Until the end (of the contract), I don’t think too much about the future. It will depend on the results of my fights. I don’t want to keep losing too many fights. I think I have two or three years left. I’m almost 38, and I...

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...

Nov 25, 2013 1:35 pm

Big Nog Eyes Return Opposite Big Country Nelson

By Evan Stoumbelis Minotauro Nogueira hasn’t seen action in the Octagon much lately. The last time we saw him fight was June 8th 2013 when he lost to Fabricio Werdum. Before that was October 13th 2012 when he defeated Dave Herman. Now ‘Big Nog’ plans on making a return to the octagon in 2014, his...

Nov 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Rashad Evans Wants To Retire… Before He Gets Retired

Chuck Liddell. Gary Goodridge. Rich Franklin. Big Nog. All of these names come to mind, when you think of fighters who might have been a little too stubborn for their own good; clinging to their competitive spirit a little too long, most combat athletes fail to retire while on top of their game, opting to...