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Nogueira captures UFC interim heavyweight belt

Updated: February 3, 2008, 12:50 PM ET
By Mike Sloan | Sherdog.com

LAS VEGAS -- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira made history Saturday inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center by becoming the first mixed martial artist to become a champion in both the UFC and Pride heavyweight divisions.

"Minotauro" weathered an early scare from the large Tim Sylvia and wound up submitting the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion with a textbook guillotine choke early in the third round in front of 10,583 fans.

Sylvia (24-4) professed his desire before the fight to be ...

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