Minotauro Nogueira: “My plan is to knock Phil Davis out”

By Erik Engelhart

Coming from a loss to Ryan Bader, Rogerio Nogueira would face the veteran and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, on UFN 24, but the American had to leave the bout. The replacement for the fight, which happens on March 26th, is Phil Davis, who’s undefeated with eight fights on his professional record.

The sudden change of opponent wasn’t enough to keep awake the experienced Minotouro analyzed the replacement on a chat with TATAME. “My work’s done, man, the thing is to focus and train hard to face this new opponent. I still didn’t have the chance to watch many of his fights, but his game is similar to Tito Ortiz’s. I know he tends to use his kicks more, but his strong point also is Wrestling… The same background”, commented Rogerio, who revealed that he’ll make the difference on the bout.


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