Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira – MMA and Grappling Guard Excellence Fight Videos
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, aka “Minotauro” is a Brazilian mixed martial artist known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is a former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion.
He is known for his toughness in the ring along with his amazing grappling ability… especially from the guard and half guard. Rodrigo Nogueira probably has one of the best Mixed Martial Arts Guards out there… if not THE BEST. The only other would be Demian Maia.
He rose to prominence in the Japanese 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 the Pride Fighting Championship promotion and the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion. He holds notable wins over Tim Sylvia, Dan Henderson, Sergei Kharitonov, Mark Coleman, Valentijn Overeem, Gary Goodridge, Ricco Rodriguez, Mirko Filipovic, Jeremy Horn, Josh Barnett, Heath Herring, Semmy Schilt and Bob Sapp.
Antonio Rogerio “MINOTOURO” Nogueira Vs. Tim “THE MANIAC” Sylvia
Great UFC 81 fight displaying Nogueira’s half guard ability. He pulls half guard and nails a gorgeous sweep then finishes with a choke. The video is fast forwarded to the 3rd round.
Nogueira vs. Nogueira Grappling Match
Great grappling between some of the best grapplers and MMA grapplers in the world. From the DVD set: Half, Inside Hooks, and Downed Guard for MMA. Also check out Nogueira’s: Mastering Mixed Martial Arts: The Guard. I bought this a while ago and have been really pleased with it.
Antonio Rogerio “MINOTOURO” Nogueira Vs Dan Henderson
In this epic PRIDE FC fight, Nogueira displays his guard mastery against champion wrestler and all-time great MMA fighter Dan Henderson. Nogueira is unable to finish from his guard, you can see how dangerous he is fighting from this position
Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. Iouri Kotchkine
Excellent Half Guard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu transitions: from the half-guard to the back, from the back to the Armbar, then he flips him over and finishes it
Antonio Rogerio “MINOTOURO” Nogueira Highlight Featuring his MMA Guard
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Rodorigo Nogueira
One of the best all time MMA fights between Fedor and Nogueira. Fedor is just not human. Nogueria still displays his amazing guard ability, yet the ground and pound excellence of Fedor is just too much to handle.
Antonio Rodorigo Nogueira vs Ricco Rodridquez
Great display of half guard… so cool. Even though Ricco won, the way Nogueira moved in half guard was impresseive.
And Finally – Full Playlist of Nogueira Fights