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A light heavyweight bout between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Pictured) and Rashad Evans co-headlined Saturday’s “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” pay-per-view broadcast.
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Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a featherweight superfight between champion Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar.
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira +350
Rashad Evans -500
Here is the play-by-play from Evans vs. Nogueira :
Feeling out period in the opening two minutes. Crowd getting anxious. Evans has scored the only points of the fight with two kicks. Nogueira lands a straight left. And another. Evans staggers him with a big right hand. Evans scores a momentary takedown. He tagged Nogueira with a couple of punches as they separated.
5thRound scored it: Evans, 10-9.
Nice inside leg kick by Evans. Nogueira counters with another straight left. One-two combo by Little Nog. Not the most thrilling fight of the night thus far. Evans fires back with a combo of his own, but eats a body kick in return. Nogueira thwarts a takedown attempt. Nogueira catches him with a right hook. Close round.
5thRound scored it: Nogueira, 10-9.
This fight has taken a lot of the buzz out of the building that Bigfoot left. Evans thinks he can beat Anderson Silva, but is having issues with this lefty. Nogueira takes a poke in the eye and time is called. Game on. Crowd really raining down boos. Evans fails on a takedown attempt. Nogueira connects on a knee to the midsection. Both fighters raise their hands in victory, but not sure either really “won” the bout.
5thRound scored it: Nogueira, 10-9, (Nogueira, 29-28).
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Defeated Rashad Evans via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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