Gonzaga vs. Rothwell at UFC in Brazil on Jan 19

source: tatame

The first duels between Brazilians and gringos for the next edition of the UFC in Brazil are being set. According to our partners at PVT, Gabriel Gonzaga, Diego Nunes and Yuri Marajó face international challenges on January 19 in Sao Paulo.

Gonzaga was scheduled to fight Geronimo Mondragon at UFC Rio 3, but was removed from the card after Mondragon failed his medicals. Now Napao faces veteran Ben Rothwell, who is coming off a knockout win over Brendan Schaub at UFC 145. Gonzaga is coming off a submission win over Ednaldo Lula at UFC Rio 2.

Another clash of fighters who won their last bout is Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz. In their last fights the Brazilian beat Bart Palaszewski at UFC on FX 5 by decison, while the American Lentz beat Eiji Mitsuoka by knockout at UFC 150.

Unlike the lst two fighters, Yuri Marajó and George Roop will be looking to recover from losses. Marajó lost his unbeaten record at UFC 147 in a decision loss to Hacran Dias. Roop comes to Brazil with a rope around his neck, as it was beaten by Hatsu Hioki and Cub Swanson in his last outings.

UFC Brazil
Saturday, January 19
Ibirapuera Gymnasium, St. Paul*

Daniel Sarafian vs. TBA
Geoffrey Pepey vs. Milton Vieira
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell
Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz
Yuri Alcantra vs. George Roop

* Not yet confirmed by the UFC

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American Shaolin site profile image  

11/8/12 3:30 PM by American Shaolin

Gonzaga by BJJ domination

Nick Fury site profile image  

11/2/12 6:45 PM by Nick Fury

Excellent fight

MadmanGadman site profile image  

11/2/12 6:02 PM by MadmanGadman

I love this fight! Both guys are really fun to watch and I got the pleasure of meeting both of them at the UFC fan expo in Boston. Both guys were really down to earth and really appreciated the love from the fans. If Big Ben can stay on his feet he's got a good chance of winning, but napo's bjj is top notch and can definitely sub Ben.I can't wait for this fight!

Neil McCauley site profile image  

11/2/12 6:00 PM by Neil McCauley

rothwell was getting swept by gilbert yvel and thoroughly outgrappled by mark hunt. Gonzaga is going to eat him alive.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

11/2/12 4:53 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

He has to find a way to express every opinion with negativity

slugshot331 site profile image  

11/2/12 4:49 PM by slugshot331

GDI.  Thanks.

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

11/2/12 4:46 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

I'm going to guess Fuel since there's a Fox and FX show the month before.

slugshot331 site profile image  

11/2/12 4:36 PM by slugshot331

Is this card on FOX, FX, Fuel???  Thought 156 was supposed to be in Brazil with Aldo v Edgar but that's in February isn't it? 

Tat2tillidie site profile image  

11/2/12 4:24 PM by Tat2tillidie

Yea I think Gabriel has this but Ben has spoiled my night many times :)

mmavixen site profile image  

11/2/12 4:21 PM by mmavixen

Wow, this is a good fight. Leaning towards a sub finish by Gabriel, but Ben looked really good his last time out. Hmmm......