UFC 134 Results: Minotauro Nogueira KO's Brendan SchaubPosted on August 27, 2011, 08:49 PM by Anton Gurevich
MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira returned to Octagon with a convincing victory over Brendan Schaub in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nogueira looked in excellent shape, dominating the center of the Octagon and constantly going after Brendan Schaub. However, "The Hybrid" looked good as a counter-striker. Schaub connected with some well-timed uppercuts, and managed to defend every single one of Nogueira's takedown attempts. But just as this fight looked in Brendan Schaub's pocket, Nogueira unleashed a perfect combination that stunned the Denver, Colorado native. Big Nog continued with a series of punches, as Schaub's knees betrayed him, forcing the referee to stop the action at 3:09 minutes of Round 1.
The victory over Brendan Schaub is Nogueira's first since the UFC 102 triumph over Randy Couture. Big Nog now finds himself once again in the mix for a shot at the title, what he himself labeled as his "last run for glory".