Found December 16, 2011 on
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 with an undisclosed injury. Gonzaga posted a 8-5 mark in the UFC from 2005 to 2010. The former heavyweight top contender was issued his walking papers after losing back-to-back bouts to Junior dos Santos and Brendan Schaub. In his only scrap since his release, Napao posted a submission victory over Parker Porter in October at “Reality Fighting.” Oliveira owns a 13-0-1 professional record and will be making his big league debut. UFC 142 takes place inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Jenairo, Brazil. Afeatherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes headlines the pay-per-view broadcast. Here is the card’s updated roster:
Preliminary Bouts: Fabio Maldonado vs. TBD Mike Pyle vs. TBD Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Gabriel Gonzaga Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares Main Bouts: Erick Silva vs. TBD Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)

Gonzaga Back in UFC, Replaces Injured Broughton in Rio

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.

Gabriel Gonzaga Returns To UFC Next Month

Gabriel Gonzaga Returns To UFC Next Month

“UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” Roster Filling Up Again

After watching four fighters withdraw from “UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” with various injuries on Friday, the organization wasted no time in finding replacements. As previously reported, Gabriel Gonzaga (Pictured) will replace Rob Broughton and take on Ednaldo Oliveira in a heavyweight affair. In addition, the UFC has announced Mike Pyle will now face Ricardo Funch instead of Paulo...

“UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” Fight Card Takes Several Hits

The injury bug strikes UFC 142. On Friday morning, the world’s most prestigious MMA promotion announced Rob Broughton, Stanislav Nedkov and Siyar Bahadurzada have all suffered undisclosed injuries that will force them out of their bouts in Brazil. Broughton was slated to battle heavyweight Ednaldo Oliveira, Nedkov was set to fight Fabio Maldonado and Bahadurzada was scheduled to...
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