|Born||Luis Alberto Ribeiro Nogueira
April 10, 1985
|Other names||Betão, Terrier|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Team||Renovacao Fight Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Luis Alberto Nogueira (born April 10, 1985) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Nogueira has mostly fought for Shooto Brazil before making his U.S. debut with Bellator Fighting Championships.
Mixed martial arts career
Nogueira won his first four fights before losing his first fight by way of second round submission to future Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas. Since then he has won 10 out of his last 12 fights including wins over Alexis Vila, Hiroshi Nakamura and Rodolfo Marques.
Bellator Fighting Championships
In April 2011, Nogueira signed with the #2 MMA promotion Bellator. He made his debut against Jerod Spoon winning a unanimous decision.
His next fight would be against Zak Laird, who he submitted in under a minute in the first round. It was then announced that Nogueira would compete in the Season 6 Bantamweight tournament.
Unlike his previous quarter final, Nogueira notched up the biggest victory of his career thus far, winning a unanimous decision over Olympic Bronze Medalist Alexis Vila. Nogueira next competed against Hiroshi Nakamura in the tournament semi-finals. He won the fight via KO in the third round.
He faced Marcos Galvao in the finals of the tournament and lost via second round TKO.
Nogueira had a very short childhood, being married at the age of 14 and having his first child when he was 15 years old.
Championships and Accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||21 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||21–6–1||Yunus Evloev||Decision (unanimous)||WFCA 38: Grozny Battle||May 21, 2017||3||5:00||Grozny, Russia|
|Loss||21–5–1||Mamoru Yamaguchi||Decision (split)||Pancrase: 281||October 2, 2016||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||21–4–1||Johnny Frachey||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||WFCA 16: Grand Prix Akhmat||March 12, 2016||2||3:57||Grozny, Russia|
|Win||20–4–1||Yuki Baba||KO (slam)||Pancrase: 271||November 11, 2015||1||1:12||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||19–4–1||Masakatsu Ueda||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: 268||July 5, 2015||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||19–3–1||Hemerson Hubaldo||Decision (unanimous)||FTF 11: Face to Face 11||April 24, 2015||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||18–3–1||Paulo Robinson||Decision (unanimous)||FTF 8: Face to Face 8||September 12, 2014||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||17–3–1||Francisco Cylderlan Lima da Silva||Decision (unanimous)||FTF 6: Face to Face 6||January 31, 2014||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||16–3–1||Frank Baca||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Bellator 105||October 25, 2013||1||4:41||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Draw||15–3–1||Francisco de Lima Maciel||Draw||Watch Out Combat Show 27||August 2, 2013||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||15–3||Francisco Nazareno Figueredo Jr.||Submission (arm triangle choke)||BOTB: Para vs. Brazil||November 29, 2012||2||N/A||Belém, Brazil|
|Loss||14–3||Marcos Galvao||TKO (elbows)||Bellator 73||August 24, 2012||2||4:20||Tunica, Mississippi, United States||Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Final|
|Win||14–2||Hiroshi Nakamura||KO (punches)||Bellator 70||May 25, 2012||3||1:58||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States||Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||13–2||Alexis Vila||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 65||April 13, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||12–2||Zak Laird||Submission (guillotine choke)||Bellator 53||October 8, 2011||1||0:51||Miami, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||11–2||Ed West||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 51||September 24, 2011||3||5:00||Canton, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||11–1||Jerod Spoon||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 42||April 23, 2011||3||5:00||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||10–1||Atila Lourenco||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Shooto: Brazil 19||October 17, 2010||2||0:50||Flamengo, Brazil|
|Win||9–1||Mauricio Santos Jr.||Decision (unanimous)||Juiz de Fora Fight: Evolution||October 2, 2010||3||5:00||Juiz de Fora, Brazil|
|Win||8–1||Erivaldo Santos||TKO (punches)||Universal Fight Combat||December 17, 2009||1||4:19||Anchieta[disambiguation needed], Brazil|
|Win||7–1||Albino Mendes||Decision (split)||X-Combat Ultra MMA||September 20, 2009||3||5:00||Vitoria, Brazil|
|Win||6–1||Zeilton Rodrigues||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto: Brazil 13||August 27, 2009||3||5:00||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||5–1||Rodolfo Marques||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto: Brazil 11||March 28, 2009||3||5:00||Barra da Tijuca, Brazil|
|Loss||4–1||Eduardo Dantas||Submission (armbar)||Shooto: Brazil 9||November 29, 2008||2||1:41||Fortaleza, Brazil||For the vacant Shooto South America Featherweight (123 - 132 lbs.) Championship|
|Win||4–0||Zanon Pitbull||Decision (split)||Shooto: Brazil 8||August 30, 2008||3||5:00||Barra da Tijuca, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Hudson Rocha||TKO (punches)||Shooto: Brazil 7||June 28, 2008||1||4:13||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Luis Henrique Drago||KO (punch)||Watch Out Combat Show 1||May 10, 2008||1||N/A||Barra da Tijuca, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Evanderson Lopes||TKO||Comunidade Fight 1||January 5, 2008||N/A||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
- "BELLATOR 105 RESULTS: PLAY-BY-PLAY & UPDATES". sherdog.com. October 25, 2013.
- Staff (March 8, 2015). "Former Bellator Tourney Finalist 'Betao' Nogueira Inks Multi-Fight Pancrase Deal". sherdog.com.
- "Luis Alberto Nogueira". sherdog.com. Retrieved September 1, 2012.