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Heavyweight prospect Stipe Miocic calls out Gabriel Gonzaga in UFC Tonight
Gabriel Gonzaga certainly made an impression with his KO win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 166 and it seems like he caught the attention of Stipe Miocic. The rising heavyweight prospect has expressed his interest in a possible fight with Napao in the recent edition of UFC Tonight.
The 31 year old Miocic has started his MMA record with 6-0 prior to his UFC career. Since then he racked up three straight wins with the promotion before suffering an upset KO at the hands of Stefan Struve. He returned to the winning column when he outpointed Roy Nelson in their heavyweight showdown last June and he wants to add the hard hitting Brazilian to the list of his victims. Meanwhile, Gonzaga has just recently come back to relevancy after back to back first round KOs of Dave Herman and Shawn Jordan. Gonzaga, who lost to randy Couture in his first bid for the title, has stated his interest for another run at the heavyweight gold in the interview after his win over Jordan.
That being said, Gonzaga’s camp has yet to say something about the potential matchup. Regardless, the two makes up for an interesting fight. Miocic has the advantage in speed and athleticism while Gonzaga will have the edge in the knockout power and submission department.
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The Baddest man on the Planet: Cain Velasquez defeated Junior dos Santos in their rubber match at UFC 166
Houston, Texas – The much anticipated trilogy between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos turned out pretty similar to their rematch, albeit with more definitive results. The 32 year old champ played the perfect game; he dominated dos Santos in all the aspects of the fight, even in the striking department, where Cigano supposedly had an advantage. Just like their last fight, Velasquez negated the heavy hands of dos Santos by backing him up into the cage. The rest of the fight played out the same scenario; Velasquez controlling dos Santos in the clinch while chipping at him with dirty boxing. Cigano eventually succumbed due to the accumulation of punishment in the 5th round, he fell face first in to the canvass after a failed front choke attempt. Seeing Cigano’s vulnerable state, Referee Herb Dean decided to put a halt to the contest with 3:09 remaining in the final round.Read the rest of the article »
Big Ben received 9 months suspension for high testosterone levels following the win over Vera
Ben Rothwell received a nine-month suspension after he was tested with elevated levels of testosterone following his TKO win over Brandon Vera in UFC 164. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional service has issued a letter to UFC about the results of Rothwell’s post-fight tests and it is the promotion itself that handed him the punishment. The news was first reported in MMAjunkie.com.
Rothwell has been granted an exemption to undergo testosterone replacement therapy prior to his most recent bout. The 31 year old native of Wisconsin has stated that he was shocked about the results since he was supervised by a doctor and was tested weekly coming into the fight. He also added that WDSP has elected to give him an administrative warning. The UFC however, has decided to put him on shelf. The promotion has released a statement regarding the incident:Read the rest of the article »
The final line-up for this Saturday’s UFC event is now set with 13 bouts. The main card will feature six fights, four for the FX televised prelims and 2 bouts for its Facebook prelims.
Just last week, Geronimo dos Santos was pulled out of the card due to undisclosed reasons, and now his contender, Gabriel Gonzaga has been dropped too. Their bout was supposed to be a part of the FX-televised prelims.
“UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar” is set to take place this October 12 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.View Article Source »
Geronimo ‘Mondragon’ Dos Santos was pulled out of the UFC 153 card, due to undisclosed reasons
Brazilian heavyweight fighter, Geronimo ‘Mondragon’ Dos Santos was scheduled to make a UFC debut in the upcoming UFC 153 event. However, due to undisclosed reasons, he was pulled out of the fight card.
UFC officials reveal their decision earlier today but offered no additional information on Dos Santos’ case.
Dos Santos was set to fight Gabriel Gonzaga. Gonzaga is now left without any opponent. It is also unclear what UFC officials plan for him.
“UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar” will be held at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this October 13.View Article Source »
Gabriel Gonzaga is back after in the MMA scene, after stepping out of the Octagon.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt holder, Gabriel Gonzaga, is set to fight against Josh Barnes as a non-UFC MMA tourney after being released by the organization in October 2010. Gabriel Gonzaga, a former title contender at UFC, will face Josh Barnes who is Bellator and EliteXC fighter at MMA Explosions’ “MMAX: Heavyweight Xplosion”. The event will take place on June 25, which will be held at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Gabriel Gonzaga, a former member of Chute Boxe Academy, has a great start in UFC with his 8-1 record. That gave him a chance to have a title match against Randy Coutre in the heavyweight division, but eventually lost the opportunity after he suffered from TKO and back-to-back losses to Junior Dos Santos and Brendan Schaub. His losses led to his release from UFC in 2010.View Article Source »
After his loss at UFC 121, Gabriel Gonzaga delivered the bad news on Twitter that he will no longer return to the octagon.
Formar title contender Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga is officially kicked out from UFC after his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 121.
The Brazilian revealed this news on his personal Twitter account:
“Official now, out of UFC,” Gonzaga wrote. “Back to normal life and BJJ forever.”
During his stint in the UFC, Gonzaga made the 7-5 overall and claimed his biggest mark when he knocked out former Pride open weight Grand Prix champion Mirko CroCop.
After his victory over CroCop, Gonzaga faced Randy Couture in the octagon. Unfortunately, he lost by TKO. Since then, Gonzaga went uo and down on his fighting record.
let’s see what the fututre old for this fighter.View Article Source »
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