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Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira

Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira

Showcasing skills that are nothing less than exceptional, this Brazilian Top Team member has left a trail of defeated heavyweights in the PRIDE ring. Whether on the ground or standing toe to toe, "Minotauro" is truly one of the sport's most impressive fighters. His nickname, "minotauro" or "minotaur" comes from the mythological Greek creature that had the body of a man and the head of a bull. Nogueira is a gifted striker with quick jabs, but also likes to surprise his opponents with knees from the clinch. However, when people think of Nogueira, they think Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. One of the very best in the world, his arsenal includes a wicked arm bar from the guard, as well as his favorite---the triangle choke.
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NAME Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
NICK NAME Minotauro
ASSOCIATION Brazilian Top Team
HEIGHT 6'3 / 191cm
WEIGHT 231 lbs / 105 kg
STYLE Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
BIRTH DATE 1976-06-02
CITY
STATE  
COUNTRY Brazil
PRIDE RECORD 17 / 4 / 0 (win/lose/draw)
MMA RECORD 21 / 2 / 1 (win/lose/draw)

RESULT
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SHOCKWAVE 2006

Josh
Barnett
vs Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
  3R 5"0' Decision

Final Conflict Absolute 2006

Josh
Barnett
vs Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
3R 5"0' Decision  

CRITICAL COUNTDOWN ABSOLUTE 2006

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Fabricio
Werdum
3R 5"0' Decision  

TOTAL ELIMINATION ABSOLUTE

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Zuluzinho
Zuluzinho
1R 2"17' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Armbar  

PRIDE-31

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Kiyoshi
Tamura
1R 2"24' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Armbar  

CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2005  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Pawel
Nastula
1R 8"38' TKO - Referee Stoppage  
SHOCKWAVE 2004  

Fedor
Emelianenko
vs Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
3R 5"0' Decision  

FINAL CONFLICT 2004  

Fedor
Emelianenko
vs Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
1R 3"52' No Contest  

FINAL CONFLICT 2004  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Sergei
Kharitonov
2R 5"0' Decision  

CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Heath
Herring
2R 0"30' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  

TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Hirotaka
Yokoi
2R 1"25' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  

FINAL CONFLICT 2003  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Mirko
Filipovic
2R 1"45' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Armbar  

TOTAL ELIMINATION 2003  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Ricco
Rodriguez
3R 5"0' Decision  

PRIDE 25 BODY BLOW  

Fedor
Emelianenko
vs Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
3R 5"0' Decision  
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PRIDE 24 COLD FURY 3  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Dan
Henderson
3R 1"49' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Armlock  
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PRIDE 23 CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS 2  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Semmy
Schilt
1R 6"36' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  
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PRIDE 20 ARMED AND READY  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Yusuke
Imamura
1R 0"35' TKO - Referee Stoppage  
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PRIDE 19 BAD BLOOD  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Enson
Inoue
1R 6"17' TKO - Referee Stoppage  
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PRIDE 17 CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Heath
Herring
3R 5"0' Decision  
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PRIDE 16 BEASTS FROM THE EAST  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Mark
Coleman
1R 6"10' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Armbar  
PRIDE 15 RAGING RUMBLE  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Gary
Goodridge
1R 2"37' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke