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Big Nog Withdraws From UFC 141, Shawn Jordan Replaces Him

Written on June 17, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira has not fully healed from his arm surgery

Former UFC heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira’s injury has not healed fast enough for him to enter another bout. He underwent a surgery to repair his broken arm, after losing to Frank Mir at UFC 141.

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‘Big Nog’ To Return To The Octagon This July

Written on April 26, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Former UFC heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira is set to make a comeback on UFC 149, this July.

Former UFC heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira is set to make a comeback on the octagon this July 21. The ‘Big Nog’ suffered a painful defeat during the last UFC 140 event, where he got his arm twisted by his opponent, Frank Mir and lost through a technical submission.

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Frank Mir Rematch, Set for UFC 140

Written on September 08, 2011 by Lulu

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After defeating Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will now have his shot at redemption, as he faces Frank Mir at UFC 140.

After he dispatched Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will face Frank Mir in a rematch at the upcoming UFC 140 on December 10 in Toronto. UFC president, Dana White, announced on Wednesday that verbal agreements between the two of the premiere submission specialist are in place.

The two fighters fought each other in the main event of UFC 92 after serving as opposing coaches on the 8th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Frank Mir had defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by TKO in the second round. The said bout marked the first time Big Nog was finished, and it also cost him the interim UFC heavyweight championship. Now, he finally gets his shot at redemption when the promotion returns to Toronto.

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Brendan Schaub: Making a Statement Against Big Nog at UFC 134

Written on August 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Brendan Schaub plans to prove that he's one of the best heavyweight strikers in UFC, as he faces Big Nog at UFC 134.

This Saturday, Brendan Schaub will face another legend in Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134. Whether this seemingly well-planned climb to the summit is a result of winning four straight bouts, or his own doing, or both, fans can say that he’s way ahead of Roy Nelson — the fighter who knocked him out at TUF 10.

Brendan Schaub hopes that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira would be the last bullet in his list to point out why he deserves a title shot. Regardless, he plans on making a statement by slugging it out with Big Nog.

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MMA Hall of Fame: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Written on May 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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One of the greatest fighter of all time, heavyweight fighter - Antonion Rodrigo Nogueira - makes his way to Fighting Insider's MMA Hall of Fame.

Also known as “Big Nog”, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was born on June 2, 1976. He is a former UFC Interim Heavyweight champion, a twin brother to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and a best friend to Anderson Silva. He was born in the town of Vitória da Conquista in Brazil, where he started training in Judo at age 4. Ten years later, he trained in boxing, and in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at 18.

In 1999, Big Nog made his MMA debut against David Dodd at World Extreme Fighting 6 where he submitted his opponent via Crucifx in the first round. After that, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated Nate Schroeder via amrbar at WEF 7, and fought in Japan at Ring’s King of Kings forty-eight man tournament. He won his first three fights, but loss to Dan Henderson at the semi-finals. It was followed by a decision victory over Jeremy Horn at WEF 8, before he competed for Ring’s King of Kings 2000 forty-man tournament. It was in this competition that he won his five matches and became the champion.

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Mirko Filipovic to Replace Antonio Nogueira at UFC 119

Written on August 16, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Due to an undisclosed injury, "Big Nog" needs to step out of the Octagon for UFC 119. Taking his position will be the Croatian fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. "Cro Cop" versus Mir? Isn't it exciting?

The Nogueira vs. Mir rematch seems like it’s not meant to be, as “Big Nog” was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Change in plans was announced earlier today by Fighters Only magazine, and reported that Mirko Filipovic will step up to replace Nogueira. Nature of Big Nog’s injury is unknown, but the Brazilian requires surgery that is expected to take until New Year. The rematch was set to headline UFC 119 this coming September 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also in the co-main event is a bout between Nogueira’s brother, Rogerio, against Ryan Bader.

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