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Ryan Spann plans to make a statement with finish of Lil Nog

Cole Shelton - May 10, 2019

Ryan Spann is heading into enemy territory to take on Brazilian MMA legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, aka “Lil Nog,” this Saturday at UFC 237. Spann won his UFC debut by unanimous decision against Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira. Following the fight, the Fortis MMA product wanted to fight “Lil Nog” and asked for the fight — something not many people do. The reason he wanted the fight is simple.

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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira eager to continue fighting after epic defeat of Sam Alvey

Tom Taylor - September 24, 2018

Last weekend, on the main card of UFC Sao Paulo, 42-year-old MMA legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira stepped into the Octagon for the first time in two years, having been sidelined by a lengthy United States Anti-Doping Agency suspension. His opponent in this return to action was brick-fisted 32-year-old Sam Alvey.  Given the circumstances of this matchup, many fans seemed to count Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out against Sam Alvey — and understandably so. The odds seemed to be stacked against him.

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UFC Fight Night 137 Results: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira stops Sam Alvey (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - September 22, 2018

A light heavyweight bout between Sam Alvey and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 137 main card from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sam Alvey enters tonight’s fight having won three of his past four octagon appearances. His latest victory came over Gian Villante via split-decision at June’s UFC Fight Night event in Utica.

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Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and Marcos Rogerio de Lima All Get USADA Suspensions Lifted

Drake Riggs - April 23, 2018

Following Josh Barnett’s potentially groundbreaking reprimanding from USADA comes three more cases that have been reduced resulting in fighting freedom. Most notably is the former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos who last fought at UFC 211 against Stipe Miocic in May of last year. The man often referred to as JDS was quickly booked to return for UFC 215 against the highly dangerous, Francis Ngannou. That was until Dos Santos was pulled for his USADA violation that has now been confirmed as a result of tainted supplements(as are the two others’).

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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira flagged for potential Anti-Doping Policy violation

Russell Ess - October 19, 2017

Another big name from mixed martial arts has been flagged for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the latest fighter in the UFC to be flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential violation. “Minotouro” was scheduled to fight Jared Cannonier at UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg, Canada on December 16 and has since been pulled from the fight.

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VIDEO | Highlights! Watch Bader smash Lil Nog in Sao Paulo

Tom Taylor - November 20, 2016 Last night (Saturday, November 19) the UFC returned to sun soaked Sao Paulo, Brazil with UFC Fight Night 100.

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Ryan Bader

Check out the Official Poster for UFC Fight Night 100!

Tom Taylor - November 6, 2016

On November 19, the UFC will promote its 100th Fight Night card. This card will emanate from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in beautiful Sao Paolo, Brazil. Initially, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between Swedish contender Alexander Gustafsson and Brazilian veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. When Gustafsson withdrew from the bout with a lingering back injury, however, Nogueira was reassigned to a bout with long-time contender Ryan Bader.

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Antonio 'Lil Nog' Nogueira returns to the Octagon at UFC 198

bjpenndotcom - February 16, 2016

There was much talk of whether or not Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira would retire after his UFC 191 loss to Shogun Rua. The loss made it 2 straight for Nogueira, who hadn’t won inside the Octagon since his UFC 156 win over Rashad Evans back in February of 2013.