Headlining a fantastic evening of fights is former interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro”, aka “Big Nog”, battling Roy “Big Country” Nelson in a five round fight that will catapult the victor back into the elite of the division
A Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace and legend of the sport, Nogueira has notable wins over former UFC champions Ricco Rodriguez, Josh Barnett, Tim Sylvia and Randy Couture. Tenth-ranked Nelson, a fan favourite, stormed onto the UFC scene by winning The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights tournament in 2009 and has garnered an impressive four Knock Out of the Night bonuses since. Legendary heavyweight Minotauro Nogueira faces Roy Nelson at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on April 11th.
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