Antônio Rogério Nogueira made it five straight last evening as he secured a tight triangle choke on Dion Staring to earn himself the victory in his very first bout in his homeland of Brazil.
The fight was part of the Jungle Fight: Ceara event that took place in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Nogueira controlled the action for as long as the contest lasted, utilizing a superior stand-up and ground arsenal against the Golden Glory trained fighter before eventually securing the fight concluding triangle choke in the third round.
Outside of a closely contested decision loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in 2005 and a shocking knockout loss to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in 2007 under the PRIDE banner, “Lil Nog” has not seen a single defeat since 2002, a decision loss to Vladimir Matyushenko that he avenged by TKO in January. He is widely considered to be one of the elite competitors in the light heavyweight division.
A full list of results from the card are listed below:
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Dion Staring – Submission Round 3
Johil de Oliveira def. Rodrigo Jacome – Submission Round 1
Ivan Iberico def. Jamil Silveira – Submission Round 1
Pedro Santos def. Killer Junior – Submission Round 2
Arimarcel Santos def. Marcos Motta – Submission Round 1
Ednaldo Santos def. Artur “Tubarão” – TKO Round 1
Alexandre “Pulga” def. Andrezinho Nogueira – Decision
Alex Nacfu def. Anistavio “Gasparzinho” – TKO Round 2
Eric Silva def. Carlos Villamor – Submission Round 2