Rogerio Nogueira Breaks Down Rashad Evans: ‘Jiu-Jitsu Can Make the Difference’

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Rogerio Minotouro e Rafael Feijao após treino. Foto: Marcelo Dunlop/GRACIEMAG

Rogerio Minotouro and Rafael Feijão following a training session in Rio (photo by Marcelo Dunlop/GRACIEMAG)

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.

UFC 156
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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