Photo of Antonio Nogueira
Team Black House
Age 42
Gender Male
Height 6' 3"
Weight Class Heavyweight

Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has a black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. Nogueira competes in the heavyweight division of the UFC, where he is a former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion. Nogueira rose to prominence in the PRIDE Fighting Championship promotion, where he was the PRIDE Heavyweight Champion from November 2001 to March 2003, as well as a PRIDE FC Heavyweight Grand Prix finalist. He is the first and only fighter to have held championship titles in both PRIDE and the UFC. Nogueira appeared as a coach on the SpikeTV reality series, The Ultimate Fighter 8.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 34-10-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 16 years, 1 month, 20 days
Rounds Fought 74.5
Avg. Fights/Year 2.8
Longest Layoff 1 year, 6 months, 7 days
Quickest Turnaround 2 weeks, 5 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 6 18 10
Losses 4 1 5
Finish Rate 70.6%
Finished Rate 50.0%
Win by Decision Rate 29.4%
Loss by Decision Rate 50.0%
Win by KO Rate 17.6%
Loss by KO Rate 40.0%
Win by SUB Rate 52.9%
Loss by SUB Rate 10.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

3 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 00:40
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.6
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 07:53
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 09:25
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 08/01/2015 L
(34-9-1)
Stefan Struve
(24-7-0)
HW
(240.0 vs. 265.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 190: Rousey vs Correira
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/11/2014 L
(34-8-1)
Roy Nelson
(19-9-0)
HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
KO (Strike)
UFC Fight Night:Nelson vs. Nogueira
1 3:37
Official MMA Fight Results 06/08/2013 L
(34-7-1)
Fabricio Werdum
(16-5-1)
HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Fuel TV 10: Werdum vs. Nogueira
2 2:41
Official MMA Fight Results 10/13/2012 W
(33-7-1)
Dave Herman
(20-4-0)
HW
(243.0 vs. 244.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
2 4:31
Official MMA Fight Results 12/10/2011 L
(33-6-1)
Frank Mir
(15-5-0)
HW
(239.0 vs. 260.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
UFC 140: Machida vs. Jones
1 3:38
Official MMA Fight Results 08/27/2011 W
(32-6-1)
Brendan Schaub
(7-1-0)
HW
(243.0 vs. 247.0)
KO
UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami
1 3:09
Official MMA Fight Results 02/20/2010 L
(32-5-1)
Cain Velasquez
(7-0-0)
HW
(234.0 vs. 242.0)
KO (Strike)
UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez
1 2:20
Official MMA Fight Results 08/29/2009 W
(31-5-1)
Randy Couture
(16-9-0)
HW
(231.0 vs. 220.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/27/2008 L
(31-4-1)
Frank Mir
(11-3-0)
HW
(246.0 vs. 255.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
2 1:54
Official MMA Fight Results 02/02/2008 W
(30-4-1)
Tim Sylvia
(24-3-0)
HW
(237.0 vs. 261.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 81: Breaking Point
3 1:28
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2007 W
(29-4-1)
Heath Herring
(29-13-0)
HW
(240.5 vs. 259.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 73
3 5:00
NSF 12/31/2006 W
(28-4-1)
Josh Barnett
(16-4-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Shock Wave 2006
3 5:00
NSF 09/10/2006 L
(28-3-1)
Josh Barnett
(14-3-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Pride: Final Conflict Absolute 2006
2 5:00
NSF 07/01/2006 W
(27-3-1)
Fabricio Werdum
(8-1-1)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute 2006
3 5:00
NSF 05/05/2006 W
(26-3-1)
Wagner da Conceicao Martins
(3-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride: Total Elimination Absolute 2006
1 2:17
NSF 02/26/2006 W
(25-3-1)
Kiyoshi Tamura
(28-11-2)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride 31: Unbreakable
1 2:24
NSF 06/26/2005 W
(24-3-1)
Pawel Nastula
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Strikes)
Pride: Critical Countdown 2005
1 8:38
NSF 12/31/2004 L
(24-2-1)
Fedor Emelianenko
(20-1-0)
HW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Shock Wave 2004
3 5:00
NSF 08/15/2004 W
(23-2-1)
Sergei Kharitonov
(9-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Final Conflict 2004
2 5:00
NSF 08/15/2004 NC
(23-2-1)
Fedor Emelianenko
(19-1-0)
SHW No Contest (No Contest due to a Cut)
Pride: Final Conflict 2004
1 10:00
NSF 06/20/2004 W
(22-2-1)
Heath Herring
(26-9-0)
Submission (Twisting Choke)
Pride: Critical Countdown 2004
2 0:30
NSF 04/25/2004 W
(21-2-1)
Hirotaka Yokoi
(9-0-0)
Submission (Front Choke)
Pride: Total Elimination 2004
2 1:25
NSF 11/09/2003 W
(20-2-1)
Mirko Cro Cop
(7-0-2)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride: Final Conflict 2003
2 1:45
NSF 08/10/2003 W
(19-2-1)
Ricco Rodriguez
(14-2-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Total Elimination 2003
3 5:00
NSF 03/16/2003 L
(19-1-1)
Fedor Emelianenko
(12-1-0)
HW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride 25: Body Blow
3 5:00
NSF 12/23/2002 W
(18-1-1)
Dan Henderson
(12-2-0)
Submission (Arm Lock)
Pride 24: Cold Fury 3
3 1:49
NSF 11/24/2002 W
(17-1-1)
Semmy Schilt
(22-11-1)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2
1 6:36
NSF 08/28/2002 W
(16-1-1)
Bob Sapp
(2-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride: Shock Wave
2 0:00
NSF 08/08/2002 W
(15-1-1)
Sanae Kikuta
(20-4-2)
KO (Punch)
Universal Fighting-Arts Organization: Legend
2 0:29
NSF 02/24/2002 W
(14-1-1)
Enson Inoue
(10-6-0)
KO (Triangle Choke)
Pride 19: Bad Blood
1 6:17
NSF 11/03/2001 W
(13-1-1)
Heath Herring
(20-6-0)
HW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride 17: Championship Chaos
3 5:00
NSF 09/24/2001 W
(12-1-1)
Mark Coleman
(12-4-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride 16: Beasts From The East
1 6:10
NSF 07/29/2001 W
(11-1-1)
Gary Goodridge
(13-12-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke )
Pride 15: Raging Rumble
1 2:37
NSF 02/24/2001 W
(8-1-1)
Volk Han
(20-9-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final
2 5:00
NSF 02/24/2001 W
(8-1-1)
Hiromitsu Kanehara
(12-6-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final
2 0:27
NSF 02/24/2001 W
(8-1-1)
Valentijn Overeem
(15-8-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final
1 1:20
NSF 10/09/2000 W
(6-1-1)
Achmed Labasanov
(5-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A
1 1:38
NSF 10/09/2000 W
(6-1-1)
Kiyoshi Tamura
(22-5-2)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A
2 2:29
NSF 08/23/2000 D
(6-1-0)
Tsuyoshi Kosaka
(19-10-1)
Draw ([(20-20), (20-20), (20-19)] )
Rings: Millennium Combine 3
2 5:00
NSF 02/26/2000 W
(5-0-0)
Andrei Kopylov
(4-7-0)
Decision (Majority Decision)
Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final
5 5:00
NSF 02/26/2000 L
(5-0-0)
Dan Henderson
(6-0-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final
3 5:00
NSF 01/15/2000 W
(4-0-0)
Jeremy Horn
(37-5-4)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
World Extreme Fighting 8: Goin' Platinum
3 8:00
NSF 10/28/1999 W
(2-0-0)
Valentijn Overeem
(7-4-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from a Keylock)
Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A
1 1:51
NSF 10/28/1999 W
(2-0-0)
Iouri Kotchkine
(1-0-1)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from an Arm Bar)
Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A
1 0:40
NSF 10/09/1999 W
(1-0-0)
Nate Schroeder
(5-4-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
World Extreme Fighting 7: Stomp in the Swamp
1 1:52
NSF 06/12/1999 W
(0-0-0)
David Dodd
(2-1-0)
Submission (Crucifix)
World Extreme Fighting 5
0 :00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class