Rogerio “Minotouro” Nogueira is yet another Jiu-Jitsu whiz on the Feb. 2 card for UFC 156 in Las Vegas.
Nogueira, who takes on Rashad Evans in the co-main event, told GRACIEMAG.com about his game plan for the fight and how Jiu-Jitsu could prove decisive in determining the outcome.
“In a fight, anything can happen,” Minotauro said. “He may come to strike, but there’s a chance of it going to the ground. I feel there’s a lot of Jiu-Jitsu things to do in the fight.”
On Rashad Evans, who enters the fight on the back of losing a title challenge against Jon Jones at UFC 145, Nogueira broke down his style and emphasized that Jiu-Jitsu may be the key to victory.
“Rashad is a guy with a lot of wrestling experience in the United States, and that’s why I feel Jiu-Jitsu could make the difference in this fight,” said the Brazilian.
Check out the complete interview (in Portuguese) in the player below.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
February 2, 2013
- José Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
- Rashad Evans vs. Rogério Minotouro
- Alistair Overeem vs. Antônio Bigfoot
- Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall
- Gleison Tibau vs. Evan Dunham
- Tyron Woodley vs. Jay Hieron
- Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green
- Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
- Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura
- Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera
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