UFC News: Little Nog vows to knockout Ryan Bader in the second round this weekend
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is looking to shut down Ryan Bader with a second round KO this weekend.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is steadily approaching his return to UFC action, when he takes on former light heavyweight title contender Ryan Bader in the main event of UFC Fight Night 100 in Brazil this weekend (Saturday, November 19, 2016).
The contest will be a rematch of their original contest at UFC 119 in 2010, in which Bader took home the unanimous decision win. Nogueira believes that Bader is a little too confident coming into the fight because he believes he will be able to get the fight to the mat, whenever he’d like, utilising his superior wrestling ability.
Due to this, the Brazilian legend vows to bring Bader back down to earth with a second round knockout win this weekend. Here’s what he said: (courtesy: Bloody Elbow)
"I think he intends to take the fight to the mat whenever he wants, because he has great wrestling. But I think he is overconfident. I fought wrestlers before and I proved myself. I don't think it'll be as easy has he thinks. He'll need a very solid gameplan to take me down, because he'll end up exchanging strikes with me and I'll take advantage of that. You can bet money on me knocking him out. My goal is to weather the storm in the first round and try to knock him out in the second. That's my bet for this fight."
Nogueira is coming off of a first-round TKO win over Patrick Cummins during their clash at UFC 198 earlier this year in May. Bader is also coming off a knockout win in the second round of his bout with Illir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 93 in September, with a vicious flying knee that put Latifi out cold and earned Bader ‘Knockout Of the Night’ honours.
Now both Bader and Nogueira look to continue their winning ways with a potential win in Brazil Saturday. Bader and Nogueira will meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 100 live on FS1, from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 19, 2016.
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