Little Nog hopes to keep it standing vs. Tito

by Guilherme Cruz | source:

Rogerio 'Minotouro Nogueira' needs a win to remain in the UFC. After back to back losses to Ryan Bader and Phil Davis, the Brazilian is set to return to the Octagon against former champion Tito Ortiz, on December 10, at UFC 140. He's ready to stand and bang.

“If I can avoid the ground game and try to knock him out, I will try… I’ll go after him and try the knockout, but if the fight goes to the ground I’ll be ready,” he told TATAME, predicting Ortiz’s strategy for the bout. “I think he’ll try to take me down to work on the ground and pound, but I’ll be ready for all this, defending the takedowns or doing a good guard on the ground”.

To make UFC 140 even more exciting, Little Nog will fight in the same night of his twin brother Rodrigo, who’ll try to avenge his 2008 TKO loss to Frank Mir, where he lost his interim heavyweight title.

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Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

9/19/11 11:55 AM by Gnarls Gnarlington

War Huntington Beach Bad Boy!!!!! Show him the Grave Digger.

minotauro11 site profile image  

9/19/11 12:58 AM by minotauro11

Me three. War Nog!

JBob300 site profile image  

9/19/11 12:49 AM by JBob300

me too...

knockoutfighter site profile image  

9/18/11 11:13 PM by knockoutfighter

I am just glad this fight is happening because I was super bummed when Tito got injured earlier this year, when Phil Davis replaced him. I think this is a very winnable fight for Tito, and I'm def not counting him out after he submitted Bader. It's all about what Tito is going to show up, and which Nog too.

Mr Sponge site profile image  

9/18/11 11:03 PM by Mr Sponge

Tito will KO diet nog

muay_jitsu site profile image  

9/18/11 10:59 PM by muay_jitsu

Come on TITO!!!

Samoanpowr site profile image  

9/18/11 10:57 PM by Samoanpowr

I really thought he won the Bader fight. 

Lush Rimbaugh site profile image  

9/18/11 10:10 PM by Lush Rimbaugh

Would anyone else be surprised if Tito KOs Lil Nog? I could see it going either way.

PrideGP is The GAME site profile image  

9/18/11 10:08 PM by PrideGP is The GAME

Nog was able to stop most of Badr and Davis takedowns.  Nog will stop all of Otiz's takedowns.