|Nickname Minotauro||Birthdate 6/2/1976|
|Height / Weight 6'3" - 234||Place of Birth Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil|
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist and one of the most decorated MMA fighters of all time. Minotauro was the first PRIDE heavyweight champion and a former UFC interim heavyweight champion. Also know as "Big Nog," Nogueira is famous for his ability to absorb tremendous punishment but still earn the win. At age 11, he was run over by a truck and fell into a coma. His identical twin brother, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, is a decorated light-heavyweight who also competes in the UFC.