Against Davis, Minotouro will need to row against the tide

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Rogério Minotouro’s generation is having some problems. Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Cro Cop and Mauricio Shogun are coming off recent and crushing losses. Can the most dreaded light heavyweight twin of yesteryear escape this trend, at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event?

To make matters worse, his opponent is young and athletic Phil Davis, seen by many to be a future rival for Jon Jones, who has hardly settled into his throne since his win over Maurício Shogun last Saturday.

A peculiar detail regarding the fight is that Davis and Minotouro recently trained together in the United States, which can make a number of things easier – for both of them. Originally, Rogério was set to face Tito Ortiz, who suffered a severe injury to his forehead while training and was replaced.

What about you, dear reader, who do you have winning the fight? Which will be the fight of the night this Saturday? Comment below!

UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis
Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
March 26, 2011

Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Phil Davis
Dan Hardy vs. Anthony Johnson
Amir Sadollah vs. DaMarques Johnson
Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung

Preliminary card

Alex Caceres vs. Mackens Semerzier
Jon Madsen vs. Mike Russow
John Hathaway vs. Kris McCray
Michael McDonald vs. Edwin Figueroa
Sean McCorkle vs. Christian Morecraft
Johny Hendricks vs. TJ Waldburger
Mario Miranda vs. Aaron Simpson
Waylon Lowe vs. Nik Lentz

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