Before tonight’s Octagon action, why not take some time to reacquaint yourself with the fighters competing in the main and co-main event of UFC Abu Dhabi.
First up is one half of the evening’s heavyweight headliners, former Pride and UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion, Antonio Minotauro Nogueira. In the video below, Nogueira can be seen engaging in one of the UFC’s classic battles with fellow MMA pioneer, Randy Couture:
Next up is Nogueira’s dance partner tonight, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson. Here we see Nelson demonstrating exactly why he has some of the most feared power in the heavyweight division:
Now we move on to the co-main eventers, and Clay Guida. This clip is taken from Guida’s bout with Shannon Gugerty back in 2010, and perfectly illustrates the kind of fighter that Guida is capable of being:
Last, but by no means least is Tatsuya Kawajiri. An icon of Japanese MMA, Kawajiri will be making only his second UFC appearance when he takes on Guida, but can be seen here battling with Chris Brennan back in his Pride days: