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2/4/08 9:19:00AM
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 2 -- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira made history Saturday inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center by becoming the first mixed martial artist to become a champion in both the UFC and PRIDE heavyweight divisions.

"Minotauro" weathered an early scare from the large Tim Sylvia and wound up submitting the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion with a textbook guillotine choke early in the third round in front of 10,583 fans.
2/4/08 9:42:04AM
im a huge sylvia fan but i got to give it to nog he beat time fair and he deserves the credit i just hope tim can bounce back
2/4/08 10:44:48AM
it seems like everyone starts out beating nogs ass, and then he always pulls out the victory. sylvia caught him, i thought for sure it was over after he took that chin shot. you could def tell sylvia wanted to stay standing would have been a (wise decision).
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