Get ready for Nogueira vs. Werdum 2 by watching their first match from Pride

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With a little over a week for the UFC in Fortaleza, Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira are already in the final stages of training for their main event on the 8th of June. However, these two beasts have met on the mat before.

The duel took place at the now-defunct Pride in July 2006 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The event, which featured other famous names like Mirko Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva, Mark Hunt, Vitor Belfort, Alistair Overeem and Rogerio Nogueira, was not divided into rounds of three or five minutes. Instead, an initial 10-minute followed by two five-minute rounds defined the winner. Heat the turbines for the next event of the UFC with the video above and check out the card that closes the “TUF Brazil 2.”

TUF Brazil Finale 2
Gym Paulo Sarasate, Fortaleza, Ceará
June 8, 2013

Rodrigo Minotauro vs Fabricio Werdum
End of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2”
Thiago Silva vs. Rafael Feijao
Eddie Mendez vs. Daniel Sarafian
Erick Silva vs. Jason High
Rony Jason vs Mike Wilkinson

Preliminary card

Raphael Assuncao vs. Vaughan Lee
Ronny Markes vs. Derek Brunson
Godofredo Pepey vs. Felipe Arantes
Marajó Ildemar vs. Buscapé Leandro
Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota
Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola
Antonio Braga Neto vs. Anthony Smith

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