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Gabriel Gonzaga

Gabriel "Napão" Gonzaga

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  • Name: Gabriel Gonzaga
  • MMA Record: 17-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Napão
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1979.05.18
  • Last Fight: April 10, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Link
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $979,000 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Ludlow, Massachusetts
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Gabriel Gonzaga MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Ruslan Magomedov UFC UFN 86 2016.04.10
Reason: Magomedov Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:48 Round 1 of 3

Us Derrick Lewis
17-10-0 14-4-0

Hr UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.04.10
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs (118.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
UFC Fight Night 86 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Konstantin Erokhin
16-10-0 9-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.12.11
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $76,000 ($38K Base, $38K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Loss | KO/TKO
3:30 Round 3 of 5, 13:30 Total

Hr Mirko Filipović
16-9-0 30-11-2

Pl UFC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.04.11
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#25 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
UFC Fight Night 64 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Matt Mitrione
16-8-0 8-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.12.13
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $38,000 Base | Weigh-In: 256.0 lbs (116.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Danzig - Mother
UFC on FOX 13 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Stipe Miocic
16-7-0 10-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.01.25
Odds: +260 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 258.0 lbs (117.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:33 Round 1 of 3

Us Shawn Jordan
15-7-0 15-4-0

Us UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.10.19
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 257.0 lbs (116.6 kgs) | Referee: Jay Stafin
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:17 Round 1 of 3

Us Dave Herman
14-7-0 21-5-0

Us UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.07.06
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $58,000 ($29K Base, $29K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs (118.8 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Loss | KO/TKO | Elbows
1:11 Round 1 of 3

Us Travis Browne
14-6-0 13-1-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.04.13
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 Base | Weigh-In: 261.0 lbs (118.4 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
#49 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
1:01 Round 2 of 3, 6:01 Total

Us Ben Rothwell
13-6-0 32-8-0

Br UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.01.19
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#14 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
Cancelled Bout Gerônimo Dos Santos UFC 153 2012.10.13
Reason: Dos Santos Injury
Cancelled Bout Roy Nelson UFC 146 2012.05.26
Reason: Gonzaga Injury
Cancelled Bout Shane Del Rosario UFC 146 2012.05.26
Reason: Gonzaga Rescheduled
Win | Submission | Choke
3:22 Round 1 of 3

Br Ednaldo Oliveira
12-6-0 13-0-1

Br UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.01.14
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs (113.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#23 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Submission | Choke
1:50 Round 3 of 5, 11:50 Total

Us Parker Porter
11-6-0 6-2-0

Us Reality Fighting: Gonzaga vs. Porter
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2011.10.08
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brendan Schaub
11-5-0 6-1-0

Us UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.10.23
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $67,000 Base | Weigh-In: 254.0 lbs (115.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog | Walkout Music: Danzig - Mother
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:53 Round 1 of 3

Br Junior dos Santos
11-4-0 10-1-0

Us UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.03.21
Odds: +238 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $67,000 Base | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#15 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
UFC on Versus 1 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Junior dos Santos UFC 108 2010.01.02
Reason: Gonzaga Staph Infection
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:27 Round 1 of 3

Us Chris Tuchscherer
10-4-0 20-1-0

Us UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.08.29
Odds: -433 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 ($60K Base, $60K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 259.0 lbs (117.5 kgs) | Referee: Dave Hagen | Walkout Music: Danzig - Mother
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:09 Round 1 of 3

Us Shane Carwin
10-3-0 10-0-0

Us UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.03.07
Odds: -143 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Base | Weigh-In: 257.5 lbs (116.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#33 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:01 Round 1 of 3

Us Josh Hendricks
9-3-0 16-4-0

Us UFC 91: Couture vs Lesnar
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.11.15
Odds: -360 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $110,000 ($55K Base, $55K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 256.0 lbs (116.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Shoulder
1:57 Round 1 of 3

Us Justin McCully
8-3-0 9-3-2

Us UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.07.05
Odds: -485 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($50K Base, $50K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 249.0 lbs (112.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:34 Round 2 of 3, 9:34 Total

Br Fabrício Werdum
8-2-0 9-3-1

Gb UFC 80: Rapid Fire
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.01.19
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:37 Round 3 of 5, 11:37 Total

Us Randy Couture
8-1-0 15-8-0

Us UFC 74: Respect
Main Card | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2007.08.25
Odds: -133 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $85,000 ($45K Base, $40K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 252.0 lbs (114.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#74 Biggest Upset of All Time
#15 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 74 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:51 Round 1 of 3

Hr Mirko Filipović
7-1-0 22-4-2

Gb UFC 70: Nations Collide
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2007.04.21
Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus, $30K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 243.0 lbs (110.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#3 Biggest Upset of All Time
#5 Greatest Knockout of All Time
UFC 70 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Carmelo Marrero
6-1-0 6-0-0

Us UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.12.30
Odds: -276 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 ($9K Base, $9K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs (110.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Mario Neto UFC 63 2006.09.23
Reason: Gonzaga Withdrew
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:24 Round 2 of 3, 5:24 Total

Br Fabiano Scherner
5-1-0 5-2-0

Us UFC 60: Hughes vs Gracie
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.05.27
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 244.5 lbs (110.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:39 Round 3 of 3, 14:39 Total

Us Kevin Jordan
4-1-0 8-3-0

Us UFC 56: Full Force
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2005.11.19
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Head

Walter Farias

Br Shooto Brazil

2004.10.23
Win | Submission

Charlie Brown

Br Jungle Fight

2004.05.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Fabrício Werdum

Br Jungle Fight

2003.09.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Branden Lee Hinkle

Br Meca World Value Tudo

2003.08.01
Win | Submission | Punches

Br Cicero Costha

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2003.04.02

Gabriel Gonzaga Wiki Update Wiki

UFC heavyweight veteran Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga has seen his share of highs and lows inside the Octagon. He entered the promotion with a vaunted Jiu-Jitsu pedigree, a 2004 Mundials winner and an Abu Dhabi grappling veteran. That, his size and strength, and a frightening ability to knock opponents out both standing and on the ground, led to some serious hype in Gonzaga’s early goings in the promotion. The pinnacle of his career – and a heavyweight title shot – came as a result of his April 2007 fight with Mirko “Crocop” Filipovic, whom many expected to finish “Napao” with a patented head kick. The tables were turned in stunning fashion when it was Gonzaga who knocked out Filipovic with one of MMA’s all-time greatest head kick finishes, a grisly KO in which the Croatian challenger collapsed unconscious onto his own knee, buckling it and requiring surgery thereafter.


Unfortunately for Gonzaga, he looked rattled and unsure of himself in the championship tilt four months later against Randy “The Natural” Couture at UFC 74, who used superior cagemanship and savvy to smother Gonzaga’s offense, press him against the cage, bloody him and eventually pound him out with strikes on the ground. Since that disappointment, Gonzaga has assumed more of a gatekeeper role in the division, showing flashes of his previous brilliance but also paving the way for ferocious young lions such as Shane Carwin and Junior Dos Santos, who both built their names with impressive KOs of the Brazilian. Gabriel Gonzaga now lives and trains out of Ludlow, Massachusetts. Following a decision loss to Brendan Schaub he was released from the promotion. He would fight once for Reality Fighting defeating Parker Porter to claim the heavyweight title. He would then get his shot back in the UFC against Ednaldo Oliveira who he would submit in the first round. He has been scheduled to face Roy Nelson, Shane Del Rosario and Geronimo Dos Santos but all of those bouts were cancelled. 


Instead he would face and submit Ben Rothwell before losing by TKO to Travis Browne. He would however bounce back with a quick 17 second knockout over Dave Herman at UFC 162 and then just three months later score another massive KO over a dangerous slugger Shawn Jordan in just 1:33. His 2 fight win streak however would be ended when he faced Stipe Miocic in the Co-Main Event of UFC on Fox 10. Miocic was able to stuff Gonzaga's take down attempts and Miocic would cruise to a Unanimous Decision victory.


Following his loss to Miocic, Gonzaga would go on to face Matt Mitrione at UFC on Fox 13. Gonzaga would go on to lose via knockout early in the first round bringing his losing streak to two. 

Last updated 12.21.2014, 8:35 PM ET
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