Roy Nelson, Minotauro Nogueira headline UFC Fight Night 39

Roy Nelson Now nearing the end of their careers, veterans Roy Nelson (19-9-0) and Minotauro Nogueira (34-8-1, 1NC) have struggled to find their place within an increasingly competitive heavyweight division, and despite their popularity, are both in desperate need of a win when they square-off on April 11th. A former ”T.U.F.” winner, Nelson first gained mainsteam MMA-notoriety...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Evans venomous ahead of UFC 167

Rashad Evans has seen a lot of ups and downs in his professional career, which started more than a decade ago when he had his first fight in 2003. The former Michigan State wrestler made his UFC debut in 2005 after seven pro bouts, all of which took place in the span of less than seven months. As a novice MMA fighter, Evans did very well for himself by winning the second season...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Never Agreed to Fight Alexander Gustafsson

That’s two times in as many months that the UFC has announced a fight, only to have to cancel it shortly after. The first blunder came when it was reported light heavyweight king Jon Jones would defend his throne against Glover Teixeira at UFC 169. However, Jones isn’t quite ready to go following September’s war with Alexander Gustafsson. Then, UFC president Dana White said...
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Out; Alexander Gustafsson vs Jimi Manuwa Headlines March 8th UFC Card

Alexander Gustafsson 15-2 MMA / 7-2 UFC Record Won 6 of Last 7 Fights Notable Wins: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Vladimir Matyushenko, Thiago Silva Jimi Manuwa 14-0 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record 14 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Ryan Jimmo, Cyrille Diabate, Kyle Kingsbury —————————————————————————- UFC European Tour March 8th, 2014 London...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustafsson Now Scheduled to Meet Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night London

After the originally scheduled match-up against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira fell through, the UFC has announced that former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger and one half of the ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate Alexander Gustafsson will meet heavy-handed Brit Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night London next March. Gustafsson elevated his stock tenfold over the several weeks back when...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimi Manuwa vs Alexander Gustafsson Set For March UFC Card In London

 After an injury to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5) scrapped a planned bout with Alexander Gustafsson (15-2, pictured) for the UFC’s return to London next March, fans were left wondering who would step in for the Brazilian star. Now it would seem that the answer is here with UFC officials confirming that  undefeated UK light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa (14-0) would now face off against...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson Now Fights Jimi Manuwa in London

Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) has just been assigned his second opponent in 10 days. The UFC reported Tuesday afternoon via Twitter that Gustafsson will now fight Jimi Manuwa when the Octagon returns to London, England. Gustafsson was originally slated to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the March 8 event, but “Little Nog” was forced to withdraw due to lingering back issues...
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Injured, Out Of Bout With Alexander Gustafsson

Only after being announced a week ago, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is injured and out of his main event fight against Alexander Gustafsson on a March 8 event in London. reported on Sunday that the fight was supposed to headline the first event of the UFC’s first European tour initiative in 2014. It was reported by that Nogueira hasn’t fully recovered...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Lil Nog injured, out of Gustafsson bout

It took less than a week for the UFC's London 2014 headliner to fall apart. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, the oft-injured Brazilian light-heavyweight, will not be able to participate on the March 8 show due to a back injury. The news was first reported by . The 37-year-old Nogueira (21-5) has been forced to withdraw from no fewer than five fights during his four...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Lil Nog injured, out of Gustafsson bout

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira seems cursed. For the fifth time in his short UFC career, the Brazilian light-heavyweight has been forced to pull out of a major bout due to injury.
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Rips Into Injury-Prone Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Twitter Tirade

They say it’s not classy to kick a man when he’s down. Well, how about kicking a man when he’s injured (again)? Chael Sonnen (pictured) clearly had plenty of time on his hands Halloween night, so he decided to put his stomping boots on. MMA’s most lethal smack talker unleashed an extended Twitter tirade on injury-prone Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for pulling out of his March...
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Out Of Alexander Gustafsson Bout

 A back injury has unfortunately forced Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5, pictured) out of his upcoming bout with Alexander Gustafsson (15-2), just days after the bout was first announced for London in March, 2014, according to MMAFighting.The back injury, which “Little Nog” suffered in training, will apparently keep the Brazilian light heavyweight out of action until May, 2014...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Antonio Nogueira Out Of Alexander Gustafsson Fight

Only a few days after announcing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira would face Alexander Gustafsson in London in the spring of 2014, the UFC will now be looking at different plans. Sources close to Nogueira’s camp have said the fighter has been suffering a lingering back injury and will be forced to withdraw from the bought. UFC insider Ariel […]
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Injured Again, Out of Fight with Alexander Gustafsson

After UFC 165, Dana White was asked what the status was with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (pictured). The UFC president’s response, “I don’t know. ‘Little Nog’ is always hurt.” Then, the promotion announced Nogueira would face Alexander Gustafsson on March 8 in England. Yeah, about that… On Thursday night, reported Nogueira has withdrawn from the fight due...
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Melvin Guillard vs Ross Pearson Slated for March 8th UFC Event

  Alexander Gustafsson 15-2 MMA / 7-2 UFC Record Won 6 of Last 7 Fights Notable Wins: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Vladimir Matyushenko, Thiago Silva   Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 21-5 MMA / 4-2 UFC Record 2 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Alistair Overeem (x2), Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans —————————————————————————– Melvin Guillard...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustaffson vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Set For March In London, England

 At the UFC Fight Night 30 post-fight press conference UFC President Dana White revealed that Alexander Gustafsson (15-2) will take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5) when the UFC return to the UK on March 8th, 2014 to kick off their European tour in London, England.Dana also stated that if Gustafsson comes out victorious against “Little Nog” following their bout, then it will...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustafsson: ‘I will get that belt’

As of Saturday night, Alexander Gustafsson still had never set his eyes on a replay of his UFC 165 match with Jon Jones. Dubbed by some the fight of the year, and by others the best fight ever, the five-round battle was just something he could not yet watch. "It's just too hard for me," Gustafsson told FOX Sports earlier this week. "I have to... I haven't...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustafsson vs Nogueira set for London

Alexander Gustafsson's path back to a light heavyweight title shot will go through London, England on March 8 when he faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his next bout. UFC president Dana White made the announcement about the fight at the UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz post fight press conference. White also guaranteed that if Gustafsson beats Nogueira, he will get the next...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson Meets Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in UFC’s Return to London

Alexander Gustafsson’s (pictured) path back to the UFC light heavyweight title has been paved. If Gustafsson beats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on March 8, he will get another crack at reigning champion Jon Jones – assuming Jones successfully defends his throne against Glover Teixeira in early 2014, of course. UFC president Dana White announced the scrap and the ramifications for...
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Tale of Tape: UFC 161 Match Up

After another injury shuffle by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC 161 on Saturday at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, will be headlined by two former champions, each of them desperate to earn another shot at a belt. Rashad Evans is coming off two losses for the first time in his career and is clearly motivated to erase the lackluster decision performances he put...
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 161: Main Card forecasts

CRYSTAL BALL: UFC 161 MAIN CARD PREDICTIONS Last weekend, UFC on Fuel TV 10 proved to be one of the most entertaining fight cards in recent memory. The 12-fight event produced 10 finishes, including eight submissions, with every fight on the televised main card coming to an end inside the distance. This weekend, the focus shifts to Winnipeg, Manitoba and UFC 161. Much like last...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pic: Big Nog Avoids Injury After Submission Loss to Werdum

Brazilian MMA legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira suffered submission loss to Fabricio Werdum in front of his countrymen at UFC on FUEL TV 10 after verbally submitting to an armbar attempt.  Whilst many were concerned for ‘Big Nog’s’ safety after the fight, it appears the former PRIDE and UFC champ has not suffered any fractures or significant injuries during the fight. His...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Nogueira chasing UFC title shot

A victory at UFC on FUEL TV 10 would give Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira his first back-to-back victories since 2008. Late in that year, Nogueira lost the interim UFC heavyweight title when Frank Mir earned a TKO victory. Nogueira, 37, has been chasing another title shot since. A win over Fabrício Werdum in Brazil on Saturday could inch the veteran closer. "...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Shogun Rua off UFC 161 card, ‘will fight on a card soon’ after Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Chael Sonnen ruled out

It seems as though mixed martial arts (MMA) fans in Winnipeg, Canada, just can't seem to catch an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) break. UFC 161: "Barao vs. Wineland" appeared to be a sleeper pay-per-view (PPV) event, with an interim Bantamweight title on the line in the main event at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on June 15, 2013. However, Renan Barao...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen peportedly set to fight Shogun Rua – UPDATED

Seven weeks after being thrashed in the first round against Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen appears to be jumping right back into the octagon. A new report indicates that Sonnen will step in for injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on just two weeks notice to battle Shogun Rua at UFC 161.R
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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