Review: 2014-07-26, good start between Anthony Johnson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night). Anthony Johnson entered this fight with a pro mma record of 17-4-0 (65% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won by submission) and he is ranked as the No.5 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jon Jones), he suffered his last defeat in 2012 when he faced Vitor Belfort (=Belfort vs Johnson), since then he has won seven consecutive fights, only the last one in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj Antonio Rogerio ‘Minotoro’ Nogueira, has a record of 21-5-0 (57% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since February 2, 2013 when he defeated Rashad Evans (=Evans vs Nogueira). Johnson vs Nogueira is on the undercard of Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown – UFC on Fox 12. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs Brown
Where: Sap Center, San Jose, California, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Johnson’s previous fight: Phil Davis vs Anthony Johnson
Nogueira’s previous fight: Rashad Evans vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Johnson’s next fight: Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Johnson
Nogueira’s next fight: Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 2