By Guilherme Cruz
Photo Marcelo Alonso
On July 2 of 1976, the brothers Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antônio Rogério Nogueira was born on Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia. But, what Marina Corrêa didn’t know is that hew sons would become two of the biggest MMA fighters of the world, known by the nicknames Minotauro and Minotouro. On the 57 times they entered the rings and octagons around the world, bring 48 victories to the Nogueira family.
Besides the celebration for their birthday, TATAME Magazine honors Minotauro for another important moment. On July 12 of 1999, the former Pride and UFC champion submitted David Dodd, winning the first of 31 victories in the career. To celebrate this historical moment, TATAME Magazine spoke with Minotauro for more than two hours, and you can check the result in an exclusive report on the July issue of our Magazine.