Gabriel Gonzaga once challenged Randy Couture for the UFC Heavyweight title. The Brazilian had his nose broken and was eventually stopped by the champion. In the three years following, 'Napao', went 4-4 and eventually was released after a loss to Brendan Schaub.
At the time, the Brazilian announced he expected to retire, but recently fought a local bought at Mohegan Sun and defeated Parker Porter. Today it was announced that Gonzaga is back in the UFC:
Gabriel Gonzaga is back in the UFC and will face Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 142 in Brazil.
Gonzaga’s manager and trainer Marco Alvan confirmed the news on Friday. According to his manager, Gonzaga signed a new 4-fight deal with the UFC as well.
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