By Guilherme Cruz
Photo Debora Serrano
When Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and Wanderlei Silva steps up in the ring in the same night, you can expect the same result. After more than 10 years of career, both fought 12 times in the tame night, and the result was always the same: when Nogueira won, Silva also won. At Pride and UFC, the fighters won nine times, losing only three.
This Saturday, the Brazilians will fight again at UFC 110, and “Minotauro” promises a great night. “The fans can expect two wins”, Rodrigo said to TATAME Magazine. “I hope I’ll do my best in this fight. I’m excited to fight in Australia”.
And his game plan is no surprise. “My strategy is try to block his wrestling and do a good fight, move a lot in the ring and, when the fight goes to the ground, use a lot of jiu-jitsu”, explains ready to beat undefeated Cain Velasquez. “Facing an undefeated fighter is a lot of challenge. I had won all the time and I’ll do my best to make it happen again”.