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Following disappointing Bellator loss, Luis Nogueira turns attention to ailing father
September 02, 2012 (15:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
One week after a disappointing loss to Marcos Galvao, Luis Nogueira wants to make it perfectly clear he's not making any excuses
for his performance.
But as you hear the Renovacao Fight Team product's plans for his show money, it's kind of hard not to make an excuse for him.
"My father needs a biopsy," Nogueira recently told MMAjunkie.com. "The doctor already said
he has a tumor. We need to find out if it's benign or malignant. We have
to wait two months for the biopsy and if it's malignant, then my father
has no hope."
Bellator 73 weigh-in results: Wiuff-Vegh, Galvao-Nogueira official for Friday's card
August 24, 2012 (03:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
All fighters competing at Friday's Bellator 73 event today successfully made weight.
The official fighter weigh-ins took place at Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino in Mississippi, the same venue that hosts Friday's event, which has a main card airing on MTV2 and prelims streaming on Spike.com.
Bellator 73 features the Season 6 bantamweight tournament final between Marcos Galvao (136) and Luis Nogueira (136). And in the "Summer Series" light heavyweight tournament final, Travis Wiuff (206) and Attila Vegh (204.4) meet.
Following life-changing Bellator victories, Luis Nogueira now ready to claim tourney win
August 22, 2012 (00:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Brazilian bantamweight prospect Luis "Betao" Nogueira hasn't quite yet finished his Bellator Fighting Championships
journey, but already he's seen a glimpse of what may be to come.
And at 10-1 in his past 11 outings and with Bellator's season-six
tournament crown in his sights, Nogueira admits he's excited about the
"There's a noticeable change," Nogueira told MMAjunkie.com. "People acknowledge our
accomplishments now. Before, they used to doubt my career choice. Even
the financial side has improved, with more sponsorships. Things are
Bellator 73 hosts bantamweight tourney final with Marcos Galvao vs. Luis Nogueira
June 12, 2012 (00:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
A highly anticipated bantamweight bout between Marcos Galvao and Luis Nogueira will take place on Aug.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with sources close to the fighters that the bantamweight
tourney final bout is scheduled for Bellator 73 at a location yet to be
The matchup, which takes place during the promotion's "Summer Series,"
concludes the promotion's season-six bantamweight tournament. The winner
earns a shot at current champion Eduardo Dantas.
Konrad, Hawn, Nogueira Triumphant at Bellator 70
May 27, 2012 (07:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
New Orleans, La. (May 25, 2012) "Bellator Fighting Championships returned to The Crescent City Friday night for the close of Bellators action packed sixth season. Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad made the first successful title defense of his career while Rick Hawn won the Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament with a dynamic performance. Also, Luis Nogueira will move on to the finals of the Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament andRich Clementi picked up an impressive victory at Bellator 70 from Harrahs in New Orleans, Louisiana LIVE on MTV2 and in HD on EPIX.
The performance Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman delivered was a fantastic way to close our sixth season, Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. Cole Konrad once again proved why he is one of the best heavyweights in the world, while Luis Nogueira advanced in dominating fashion. Harrahs New Orleans provided us with a great venue, and our Summer Series is shaping up to be one for the ages.
Heading into their fight in The Big Easy, Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament finalists Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman dominated their competition through the first two rounds of the tournament. With an opportunity to face Bellator World Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler within reach, both men were eager to prove their status as the #1 contender. Throughout a fight engaged primarily on the feet, both fighters were able to land solid shots in front of an electric New Orleans crowd. However, it was the polished striking and the world-class takedowns of Hawn (14-1) that ultimately led him to victory. For three rounds, Hawn appeared to land the harder shots while Weedman (21-8-1) tried his best to deliver strikes of his own. However, it was not enough as all three judges awarded Rick Hawn a unanimous decision victory as he becomes the Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Champion. More...
MMA Headlines Apr. 25 - Overeem Denied Fight License
April 25, 2012 (21:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
Headlines making news around the mixed martial arts world...
-Alistair Overeem denied license to fight, may reapply with NSAC on Dec. 27 (Credit: MMAJunkie.com)-Alistair Overeem's Texas doctor fined $25,000 for prescribing dangerous drugs over internet (Credit:Voy.com)-Cheick Kongo vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira added to UFC 149 in Calgary (Credit: MMAJunkie.com)-Gina Carano in talks to do Fast and Furious 6 with The Rock and Vin Diesel (Credit: HollywoodReporter.com)-UFC 145 salaries: Jon Jones earns $400K, Rashad Evans earns $300K (Credit: MMAJunkie.com)-Tim Hague joins MFC heavyweight ranks (Credit: FightNetwork.com) More...
Cheick Kongo vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira added to UFC 149 in Calgary
April 25, 2012 (13:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
A heavyweight matchup between Frenchman Cheick Kongo and Brazilian Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has
been added to UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The matchup was first reported by the "Calgary Sun."
UFC 149, which could potentially feature a headliner between UFC light
heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Dan Henderson, takes
place July 21 at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome. The evening's main
card airs on pay-per-view, and FX and Facebook are expected to carry the
Bellator 65 ratings: Event scores 163,000 MTV2 viewers, tops season average
April 17, 2012 (19:25) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
This past weekend's Bellator 65 event, which featured a title fight and three tourney bouts, drew 163,000 MTV2 viewers - which topped the season-six average of 153,400 viewers.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the figures with industry sources.
The April 13 broadcast followed Bellator 64, which matched a season high with 175,000 viewers a week prior.
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