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.