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Heavyweight veteran Gabriel Gonzaga will be making his long awaited return to the UFC in Brazil for UFC 142. Gonzaga’s last UFC bout was a loss to Brendan Schaub in October 2010 at UFC 121. After a short lived retirement, Gonzaga returned to the cage in October at Reality Fighting by defeating Parker Porter. Gonzaga quickly rose to fame after his highlight reel knockout of MMA legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.
Gonzaga will face fellow Brazilian Edinaldo Oliveira who was supposed to have faced Rob Broughton.
UFC 142 takes place Jan. 14 at Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena.
Oliveira will make his UFC debut at 142; the majority of his fights have been on the Brazil regional circuit. He has fought an impressive six times in 2011 and his overall MMA record is 13-0-1.
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Onetime UFC heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga has signed a new, four-fight deal with the Las Vegas-based promotion and will return to the Octagon at UFC 142, according to a statement released by the fighter's team on Friday.
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Gabriel Gonzaga received an early Christmas present from the UFC today in the form of a new 4-fight contract. Previously cut from the promotion after consecutive losses to Junior Dos Santos and Brendan Schaub, the big man finally gets to return to his promotional home after more than a year [...]
Fourteen months after the UFC sent him packing, Gabriel Gonzaga (Pictured) will be taking his talents back to the Octagon once again. Gonzaga’s management company, Team Link, announced Friday afternoon their client will face Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 142.
Oliveira was originally scheduled to fight Rob Broughton in the January 14th event, but Broughton was forced out earlier today...
Gabriel Gonzaga Returns To UFC Next Month