Everyone remembers Pat Cummins as the dude who was making coffees when he stepped in on short notice to face Daniel Cormier. And everyone remembers “Lil’ Nog” as the younger brother of “Big Nog.” Lil’ Nog has been around since before this sport was called “mixed martial arts”, so you have to wonder about the kind of mileage he’s got on his body.
Given Nogueira’s strong boxing background, Cummins tries to stay on the outside with leg-kicks before shooting in for takedowns. But after two takedown attempts get stuffed, things are starting to look dire for the American – and that bad situation gets worse when Nogueira keeps planting his left hand on Cummins’ head repeatedly. Cummins stumbles, tries to shoot, and when no takedown comes he’s just pounded senseless until the ref steps in.
Result: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Pat Cummins via TKO (Punches) at 4:52, R1