Nogueira brothers, making good things happen in Brazil.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and brother Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at the UFC presser Thursday December...

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and brother Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at the UFC presser Thursday December 8, 2011. Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency.

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The legendary Nogueira brothers are making good things happen in their homeland of Brazil.

In 2008, Antonio Rodrigo and Antoni Rogerio Nogueira started up their own MMA gym in Rio de Janeiro, and six years later their little enterprise has expanded to 30 academies throughout Brazil and the world, including places like San Diego and Abu Dhabi.

With that in mind, the brothers went one step further and decided to start their own MMA promotion and they've managed to do that with Face to Face and Team Nogueira MMA circuit.

Young prospects come, from throughout Brazil, to the gym and they have to prove they are worthy enough to join the promotion.

“We let them train jiu-jitsu, boxing and then spar. If they’re good, the coaches let me know and I’ll come watch another sparring session so we can decide if they stay or not," Antonio Rodrigo told mmafighting. "I’ll tell you what, there are some great guys showing up here. We’ll start a project called Team Nogueira Recru


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