As Antonio Rogerio Nogueira prepares to rematch Ryan Bader on Saturday, he believes he has the exact gameplan to dispatch his opponent this time around. As Nogueira told Combate, he feels like Bader is a little overconfident and that could be his doom.
"I think he intends to take the fight to the mat whenever he wants, because he has great wrestling,” Nogueira said. “But I think he is overconfident. I fought wrestlers before and I proved myself. I don't think it'll be as easy has he thinks. He'll need a very solid gameplan to take me down, because he'll end up exchanging strikes with me and I'll take advantage of that."
"You can bet money on me knocking him out. I don't know when, because Bader is always very explosive in the beginning. My goal is to weather the storm in the first round and try to knock him out in the second. That's my bet for this fight."
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is scheduled to rematch Ryan Bader in the main event of UFC Fight Night 100, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 19.