Luis Nogueira made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2008, fighting 11 times in his native Brazil before making his Bellator debut in April 2011. The proud RFT product was victorious in his first Bellator fight, which earned him a spot in the season five bantamweight tournament. Though "Betao" was unsuccessful in his first tournament, he responded emphatically.
Nogueira fought just two weeks after his loss and won by submission in less than a minute. The impressive performance landed him in the season six 135 pound bracket. The Brazilian followed up an impressive win over previous tournament finalist Alexis Vila with a vicious third round knockout of Hiroshi Nakamura. The win earned Nogueira a spot in the finals. The Brazilian fell short in the tournament championship against Marcos Galvao.
Record: 15-3 (5 KOs, 3 subs)
Championships and Accolades:
Bellator Season Six Bantamweight Tournament Finalist