Now it’s sealed: Minotauro to fight in Rio

The rematch some hoped for but that ain’t going to happen – Mino submits Cro Cop in Japan. Photo: Susumu Nagao.

Jiu-Jitsu idol Rodrigo Minotauro is another name to bolster (now more than ever) the stacked card for UFC Rio.

His opponent  possibly in the third from last fight of the night – will be American knockout artist Brendan Schaub. Some other news outlets had suggested Mirko Cro Cop as a likely opponent, but that one missed by a mile.

Expectations to see another gi-wearing warrior are high, as BJ Penn has voiced his interest in appearing at UFC Rio – yes, an event at as high a level as you’ve ever seen.

UFC Rio 134
HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro
August 27, 2011

Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami
Maurício Shogun vs. Forrest Griffin
Rodrigo Minotauro vs. Brendan Schaub
Edson Barboza Jr vs. Ross Pearson
Rousimar Toquinho vs. Alexandre Cacareco
Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher
Yuri Marajó vs. Mackens Semerzier


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