At the UFC 102 conference to promote his legendary fight against Randy Couture, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira claimed that his twin brother, “Minotoro” will soon be joining the UFC roster. “Minotoro” was then scratched from the card, leading us to believe the move to the UFC is forthcoming.
Murilo “Ninja” Rua will step in for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to face Alex Stiebling September 12 at Bitetti Combat.
“Ninja” Rua, a PRIDE veteran, fills in for Nogueira, as he looks to snap a two fight losing streak. Rua has an overall record of 16-10-1, last competeing at DREAM 8 in April, where he lost a unanimous decision to Riki Fukuda.
Alex Stiebling is 18-10-1, but has lost five of his last six fights.
Bitetti Combat takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Other fights to be featured on the carrd include Pedro Rizzo vs. Jeff Monson, Ricado Arona vs. Marvin Eastman, and Alex Schoenauer takes on Paulo Filho.