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Brazilian Brothers

Chute Box star Murilo "Ninja" Rua is coming to the U.S. to fight on the Pride 34 card. He talks about his debut in a video interview on

Here's a HL reel of the man they call "Ninja".

One thing I like about the Rua brothers -- not only are their names Maurico and Murilo easier to keep track of but their nicknames are totally easy to keep straight. Here's some highlights of Maurico "Shogun" Rua, considered by many to be #1 LHW in the world.

But I gotta say, as much as I dig the muy thai based fighting of the Chute Box camp, my heart's with BJJ and the hard to keep straight Brazilian Top Team Brothers Antonio "Minotauro" Rodrigo Nogueira aka "Big Nog" and his brother Antonio "Minotoro" Rogerio Nogueira aka "Little Nog". I mean my Portuguese ain't the best, but couldn't they at least have more distinct nicknames?!? At least they fight in different weight divisions.
Here's "Big Nog" submitting Cro Cop. He's my favorite heavyweight by far.