Triple Take: What’s Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s legacy as he heads for retirement?

Brazilian legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira retired from MMA competition following his trilogy-fight loss to Mauricio Rua at UFC on ESPN 14, marking the end of a career that dates back to his August 2001 debut and saw him fight for UFC, PRIDE and more. Although Nogueira doesn’t have the major accomplishments such as a title […]

UFC on ESPN 14 results: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua closes trilogy with split decision win over Rogerio Nogueira

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images 15 years after their first meeting, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua capped off his trilogy against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira with a split decision win. Much like their first two fights, Rua and Nogueira brought the best out of each other but ultimately it was “Shogun” who did just enough […]

Farewell To A King: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

‘Little Nog’ Set To Call It A Career Following Fight Island Co-Main Trilogy With Shogun Rua Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

UFC on ESPN 14 video: Relive Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s best career finishes

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira may not have held a major title in MMA, but he has certainly produced plenty of memorable moments throughout his career. Most of Nogueira’s early career finishes came courtesy of his third-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu. But upon entering the UFC in 2009, “Minotauro” was able to show off his striking skills, […]

Video: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira UFC on ESPN 14 media day scrum

YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — At UFC on ESPN 14 media day, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira talks about his upcoming light heavyweight trilogy fight with Mauricio Rua, saying this will be the final fight of his career, how he sees the fight playing out on Saturday, being surprised the UFC was able to host events during […]

Rogerio Nogueira to end 19-year MMA career with Shogun Rua trilogy on ‘Fight Island’

Rogerio Nogueira believes he should have won both fights against ‘Shogun’ Rua | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s MMA career will come to an end on July 25, just a month away from the 19th anniversary of his in-ring debut. “Minotouro” confirmed to MMA Fighting that the trilogy bout with Mauricio Rua, scheduled […]

Rizin Champ Manel Kape Expected to Face Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 252

A clash between Rizin bantamweight champion Manel Kape and Rogerio Bontorin is in the works for UFC 252. View full post on Recent News on

Mauricio Rua-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Trilogy Bout Slated for ‘Fight Island’ on July 25

The third meeting between Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been verbally agreed to for a UFC Fight Night event on July 25. View full post on Recent News on

Third ‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Matchup Set for UFC 250 in May

A rare trilogy bout between two legends in the sport has been scheduled for the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s event in Brazil this May. View full post on Recent News on

Rogerio Bontorin fasting since Monday to make weight for UFC Rio Rancho

Rogerio Bontorin has to weigh under 126 pounds on Friday morning in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. | Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Rogerio Bontorin competed as a bantamweight throughout his MMA career, but agreed to cut extra 10 pounds when the UFC call finally came. Bontorin will enter the Octagon for the fourth time as a […]

Ray Borg vs. Rogerio Bontorin on tap for UFC event in Rio Rancho

A flyweight fight between former title contender Ray Borg and Rogerio Bontorin is on tap for the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Rio Rancho, N.M. on Feb. 15. Multiple sources confirmed the fight to MMA Fighting on Tuesday following an initial report from Jorge Hernandez on Twitter. The fight will serve as a homecoming […]

Former Flyweight Title Challenger Ray Borg to Face Rogerio Bontorin at UFC Rio Rancho

Ray Borg will make his return to the flyweight division when he faces Rogerio Bontorin at UFC Fight Night in Rio Rancho, N.M. View full post on Recent News on

Ray Borg vs. Rogerio Bontorin set for UFC Rio Rancho in February

A flyweight bout is the latest edition to the UFC’s February return to New Mexico. Former flyweight title challenger Ray Borg (12-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) is set to take on Rogerio Bontorin (16-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) when the UFC sets up shop in Rio Rancho, N.M., a person with knowledge of the booking told MMA […]

Rich Franklin says not getting to fight Michael Bisping, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira two of his biggest MMA regrets

UFC Hall of Famer and former middleweight champion Rich Franklin has fought a who’s-who in MMA. But despite being satisfied with his star-studded resume, Franklin (29-7 MMA, 13-7 UFC) said if there were two fighters he could have competed against, it would be fellow former UFC 185-pound champ Michael Bisping and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Franklin, […]

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to fight Trevor Smith at UFC Sao Paulo

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (pictured) fights Trevor Smith in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brazilian legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has booked himself another home date. Competing in his native Brazil for a sixth straight time, “Minotouro” will fight Trevor Smith in a light heavyweight bout […]

Report: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to Face Trevor Smith at UFC Sao Paulo

Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride Fighting Championships mainstay Antonio Rogerio Nogueira isn’t quite ready to hang up the gloves yet. View full post on Recent News on

Get to know UFC on ESPN+ 14 flyweight Rogerio Bontorin ahead of his bout against Raulian Paiva

Saturday night, the UFC will head to Uruguay for the first time in the promotion’s history. UFC on ESPN+ 14 is headlined by flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko (17-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC), as she puts her title on the line against Liz Carmouche (13-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC). Before Shevchenko and Carmouche square off, Brazilian flyweight Rogerio […]

Brazilian flyweights Rogerio Bontorin, Raulian Paiva set to meet at UFC Uruguay

A flyweight contest between Rogério Bontorin and Raulian Paiva is the first addition to UFC’s debut card in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Aug. 10, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. Bontorin (15-1, 1 no-contest) made the most of his UFC debut in February, defeating Magomed Bibulatov via split decision. The Brazilian talent, who […]

Ryan Spann Lights Up Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Featured UFC 237 Preliminary Tilt

Light heavyweight contender Ryan Spann wanted to make a statement on Saturday in the featured UFC 237 preliminary bout on ESPN and he did, scoring the biggest win of his career in sensational fashion. View full post on Recent News on

Marcos Rogerio de Lima issues warning to Stefan Struve: ‘I’m going there to brawl’

Marcos Rogerio de Lima scored a decision win over Adam Wieczorek in his return to heavyweight division at UFC 230, and that was enough to earn him a fight with a ranked opponent. “Pezao” will enter the Octagon Saturday in Prague, Czech Republic, for a co-main event clash with No. 15 ranked Stefan Struve, and […]

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