To always remember it! Minotauro Nogueira made it official and said goodbye to the UFC

To always remember it!  Minotauro Nogueira made it official and said goodbye to the UFC

Antônio Rogério Nogueira a retired Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter, known for his refined technique and mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in UFC. She competed in the light heavyweight category in. Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he was one of the best in history. He is the twin brother of Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. It is included in the three men who have owned championships in both PRIDE FC and UFC (the others are Maurício Rua and Mark Coleman). As such, he announced his retirement on the Saturday that passed.

On August 28, 2009, Dana White confirmed that Nogueira had signed a contract with the UFC. He made his UFC 106 debut against Luiz Cané. His next fight would be against former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin at UFC 114. However, he pulled out of the fight due to a shoulder injury. Later, he faced undefeated TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader on September 25, 2010 at UFC 119. He hoped to fight Tito Ortiz on March 26, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 24. But, he suffered a cut while training. He did so and was forced to withdraw from the fight.

Nogueira faced the former light heavyweight champion of UFC Tito Ortiz on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140. Antonio won the fight by TKO in the first round, beating a historic MMA star. On August 1, 2015, Minotaur he faced Maurício Rua at UFC 190. There, he lost the contest by unanimous decision. Following the event, both fighters won the Fight of the Night award. A fight with Alexander Gustafsson was scheduled for a third time in November 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100. Thus, just days after it was announced, the Swede pulled out citing an injury.

The South American was singled out by the USADA for a possible violation.On April 24, 2018, Nogueira was acquitted of the intentional use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) by said entity, since he had allegedly taken a contaminated supplement containing hydrochlorothiazide from compounding pharmacies in Brazil. In his first fight since returning from injury and suspension, Nogueira faced Sam Alvey on September 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137. He won the fight by knockout in the second round. After the match, he received the Night Performance award.

A 44-year veteran was measured in the co-star of the UFC Fight Island 3 to an old acquaintance, the ex-Semi-Complete champion of the promotion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. So, Antonio «Minotauro» Nogueira He warned that it could be his last presentation at a professional level. “My plan is to do a good fight, step by step. But I think it is a good opportunity to get away from sports. I think this is going to be the last, ”the Brazilian told the press, making clear what could happen this Saturday.

Important information about Nogueira in the UFC

  • Night Fight (twice).
  • Night Performance (once).
  • KO of the Night (once).

Historic event at Sherdog

  • Fight of the Year (2005) vs. Maurício Rua on June 26.

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