Wednesday, Apr 10, 2002
Rogerio “minotoro” Nogueira’s Opponent Changes!
Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira’s Opponent Changes!
By Eduardo Alonso
In a surprise turn of events occurred during last night, FCF just received the info at around 1:20 AM here in Brazil that Gary Goodridge won’t be facing Minotauro’s twin brother! But Rogerio won’t be out of the PRIDE card, and instead his new opponent will be another PRIDE and UFC veteran, none other than Guy Mezger! Mezger is coming off a loss to Ricardo Arona, and a win over Nogueira can boost his career in Japan once again. This creates an interesting match-up, since both guys are closer in weight than Goodridge and Nogueira were. As Nogueira’s camp was all set for a fight with Goodridge, this last-minute change of opponents came as a big surprise to them.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm