Last night UFC president Dana White announced the signing of former PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is a member of BTT and he sports a MMA record of 29-4-1 with 1 NC. Nogueira has spent the majority of his career in PRIDE racking up a record 17-3. Nogueira holds victories over the likes of Josh Barnett, Fabricio Werdum, Mirko Filipovic, and Heath Herring. Nogueira’s only losses came to the hands of Fedor Emelianenko, Josh Barnett and Dan Henderson.
This signing adds more depth to the ever improving UFC heavyweight division. Nogueira adds some spice to the UFC heavyweight division which is now home to Heath Herring, Fabricio Werdum, Mirko Filipovic, Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, Brandon Vera, and Gabriel Gonzaga.
Update: According to Graciemag.com, it is a two-year deal.