Little Nog hopes to keep it standing vs. Tito

Sunday, September 18, 2011

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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