Birth Name: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Birth Date: June 2, 1976
Born in: Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is a top heavyweight in the UFC’s heavyweight division and is one of the most accomplished heavyweights in the world. He is the only man to have held the UFC heavyweight championship and the PRIDE heavyweight championship.
Nogueira was run over by a truck at the age of 11, and was in a coma for four days, hospitalized for eleven months and lost a rib and part of his liver. He has a large scar and indentation on his lower back due to the accident.
His twin brother, Antônio Rogerio Nogueira, joined the UFC in 2009 and is a rising star in the light-heavyweight division.
MAJOR TITLES WON: Pride Heavyweight Championship, Interim Pride Heavyweight Championship, Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship
NOTABLE WINS: Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Dan Henderson, Mark Coleman, Mirko Cro Cop, Josh Barnett, Heath Herring and Fabricio Werdum.
NOTABLE LOSSES: Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Dan Hnderson