Nogueira wins lackluster decision over Rashad Evans


The pace was very measured early, with both men playing a version of pattycake to establish their range. Nogueira looked to establish his jab while Rashad was setting up a home run shot. He landed his big right after setting it up for over three minutes, but only staggered Nog a bit with it. He got a takedown near the end of the round, but Nogueira got up immediately.

The second round was pretty tepid as well. The two men couldn't really establish any rhythm or sustained striking, and just exchanged single shots throughout. Rashad was stopping Nogueira from firing his jab most of the time, but it still got through now and again. Evans went for a takedown once again and got Nog to his butt, but he got right back up. Evans landed a nice right hook with a minute to go, which was probably the best strike of the round. Evans closed with a high kick that Nogueira blocked.

Nogueira appeared to be the more active fighter over the first half of the last round, getting his jab to connect with more frequency. Evens poked Nogueira in the eye, but it didn't change the momentum much for Evans. Rashad finally showed some urgency late, but he he couldn't get a takedown or connect with anything appreciable.

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Rashad "Sugar" Evans Vs. Antonio "Little Nog" Nogueira
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Rashad Evans <a href=Rashad Evans" src="" />
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 203 (92.08 kg)
Record 17-2-1
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Name Antonio Nogueira <a href=Antonio Nogueira" src="" />
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 20-5-0
-Antonio Nogueira defeated Rashad Evans by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)



tags: Rashad Evans (detail)  Antonio Nogueira (detail)  UFC 156   


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jackandcoke site profile image  

2/4/13 6:30 PM by jackandcoke

I think this loss will be a wake up call for rashad.

choadler site profile image  

2/3/13 9:47 AM by choadler

Bad fight. Did not like this card one bit.   Rashad wasn't remotely in the fight. Nog was in it just a bit more than Rashad.   Could you imagine Silva v Rashad after what you saw last night? Shudder.....

gamer site profile image  

2/3/13 8:56 AM by gamer

Yeah, by taking him to a 5 round decision lol

Officer Farva site profile image  

2/3/13 8:53 AM by Officer Farva

  Little Nog vs Evans 2 !

TenOfSwords site profile image  

2/3/13 5:12 AM by TenOfSwords

Resolved: Jon Jones stole Rashad's soul.

Batarnaque site profile image  

2/3/13 4:54 AM by Batarnaque

This was one of the worst fights I've ever had the misfortune to watch. I was praying for a Rashad decision loss... thank GOD we won't get to watch him fight Silva.

Doem site profile image  

2/3/13 4:29 AM by Doem

eh dont blame noghow many wrestlers is he going to fight?everybody wants to hold him down for 5X3 and cant hang with him standing, cant blame him for wanting to keep distance.

xakx site profile image  

2/3/13 12:29 AM by xakx

It was clear that Nog dominated, don't make excuses just eat your words and STFU.

FreakDaddy site profile image  

2/3/13 12:16 AM by FreakDaddy

As little as he appeared to do.....It was for sure more than Evans did....WTF was wrong with Shad tonight???