Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Minotauro

Brazil

Booked for UFC Sao Paulo
Light HeavyweightUFC
August 15, 2019
Nogueira will fight Trevor Smith at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nogueira was knocked out in his last fight against Ryan Spann in the first round (2:07) at UFC 237, so he'll enter this fight hungry for redemption. This appears to be a winnable fight for the 42-year-old, as his opponent, "Hot Sauce," is also in the midst of a losing streak.
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Smashed by Ryan Spann at UFC 237
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 11, 2019
Nogueira lost to Ryan Spann via KO (punches) at 2:07 of Round 1 at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
As was the case with B.J. Penn earlier in the evening, there is absolutely zero reason for the UFC to continue to run Nog out there. Hopelessly outclassed in terms of hand speed and overall quickness, Nogueira was smashed by the younger, longer, and more athletic Spann. If Nog demands on continuing his career despite the fact he turns 43 years old next month, the UFC needs to be painstakingly careful in terms of who they match him up against moving forward. Quite honestly, there are virtually no matchups that make sense for Nog at his advanced age.
Booked for UFC 237
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 19, 2019
Nogueira will fight Ryan Spann in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 237 on May 11, Raphael Marinho of Combate reports.
ANALYSIS
Nogueira is looking to build off his second-round knockout win over Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night in Brazil last September. The 42-year-old will have his hands full against Spann, who is in the midst of a five-match winning streak.
Returns from long layoff to KO Sam Alvey
Light HeavyweightUFC
September 22, 2018
Nogueira defeated Sam Alvey via KO (punches) at 1:00 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
Now 42 years old and having been on the sidelines for nearly two years, Nog made quite a statement in this one. Of course, he was facing an opponent that swings for the bleachers, displays zero footwork, and is entirely one-dimensional, but don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. There is still little reason to believe that Nog has much, if any, gas left in the tank, but Saturday's win will ensure we see him once again. Don't expect much moving forward despite the positive result here.
Booked for UFC Sao Paulo
Light HeavyweightUFC
July 23, 2018
Nogueira will fight Sam Alvey at UFC Sao Paulo on Sept 22, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nogueira has been out of action since November of 2016, with his last fight being a knockout loss at the hands of Ryan Bader. He was flagged for an anti-doping violation last October prior to a matchup with Jared Cannonier, which ultimately scrapped that fight. However, Nogueira has since been cleared by the USADA after contaminated supplements were discovered in two pharmacies in Brazil, so he's now set to get back in the Octagon. Nogueira will have his hands full with his upcoming opponent, as Alvey is 10 years younger and has put together back-to-back wins against Gian Villante and Marcin Prachnio.
Cleared by USADA
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 23, 2018
Nogueira was cleared by the USADA on Monday to return to fighting, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Nogueira was originally flagged back in October ahead of UFC Winnipeg for a potential anti-doping violation, but after the USADA found two pharmacies in Brazil selling contaminated supplements, Nogueira, along with fellow light heavyweight Marcos Rogerio and heavyweight Junior dos Santos, was cleared to return to fighting Monday.