Gabriel
Gonzaga
16-8-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 20 fights.
Record: 16-8-0
Summary: Striking and submissions

Fighter Info

Nickname: Napao
From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Ludlow, MA USA
Age: 35
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 242 lb ( 109 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
539
45% Successful
243
Types of Successful Strikes
0
243
56% Standing
15%
29%
135
37
71
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
43
44% Successful
19
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
10
24
0
Takedown Defense
73
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Gabriel Gonzaga
UFC on Fox 13
Dec 13, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Matt Mitrione -- -- -- --
Loss
Stipe Miocic Jan 25, 2014
63 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Gabriel Gonzaga 29 1 0 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Oct 19, 2013
8 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Shawn Jordan 2 0 0 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Jul 6, 2013
3 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Dave Herman 3 0 0 0
Loss
Travis Browne Apr 13, 2013
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Gabriel Gonzaga 1 0 0 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Jan 19, 2013
17 3 1 0 R2 Submission
Ben Rothwell 12 0 0 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Jan 14, 2012
2 2 1 3 R1 Submission
Ednaldo Oliveira 0 0 0 0
Loss
Brendan Schaub Oct 23, 2010
53 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Gabriel Gonzaga 37 0 1 0
Loss
Junior Dos Santos Mar 21, 2010
20 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Gabriel Gonzaga 9 1 0 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Aug 29, 2009
22 0 0 4 R1 KO/TKO
Chris Tuchscherer 0 0 0 0
Loss
Shane Carwin Mar 7, 2009
4 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Gabriel Gonzaga 5 1 0 1
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Nov 15, 2008
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Josh Hendricks 1 0 0 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Jul 5, 2008
6 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Justin McCully 2 0 0 0
Loss
Fabricio Werdum Jan 19, 2008
46 0 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Gabriel Gonzaga 19 3 0 1
Randy Couture Aug 25, 2007
63 3 0 1 R3 KO/TKO
Gabriel Gonzaga 11 0 1 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Apr 21, 2007
19 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mirko Cro Cop 1 0 0 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Dec 30, 2006
4 1 3 4 R1 Submission
Carmelo Marrero 1 0 0 0
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga May 27, 2006
16 3 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Fabiano Scherner 8 0 0 1
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga Nov 19, 2005
23 2 2 7 R3 KO/TKO
Kevin Jordan 18 0 0 0
Loss
Fabricio Werdum
Jungle Fight 1
Sep 13, 2003
69 2 2 3 R3 KO/TKO
Gabriel Gonzaga 25 4 0 4

Biography

TRAINING: Run, train striking with Ibere Reis (Muay Thai coach) in the morning, and train BJJ at night with my master, partner, and friend, Marco Alvan

When and why did you start training for fighting?  I started in Rio de Janeiro in 1994, and went from White to Black Belt with the master Wander Braga. I was looking for a sport that would fit my size and abilities.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. 2006 Mundials Champion, Heavyweight BJJ Black Belt GP 2004 Champion/ ADCC Trials Brazil Champion and ADCC 2005 second place, four-time BJJ national Champion / five-time Sao Paulo State Champion

Do you have any heroes?
Rickson Gracie

What is your favorite technique?
Arm bar.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
  It means a lot!  To fight in UFC is a dream to all fighters and it is the same to me. I will give my best!  I will not lose that chance! I think right now it's Napao's time!!!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
To be a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you have to spend years of your life dedicated to the art.  My college was BJJ.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Bouncer/Bodyguard.
 


•    Knockout of Mirko Cro Cop was the consensus Knockout of The Year for 2007.

•    Two of his six losses have come to Fabricio Werdum, the first in his third fight in 2003.

•    Has finished all his victories

•    Has only gone the distance once as a pro.

•    Nickname “Napao” means “big nose”

•    Won KO of the Night award for Cro Cop fight; won Fight of the Night award for bout with Couture

Career

Key Opponents

Mirko Cro Cop
Mirko Cro Cop
27-10-2, 1NC
( W-L-D )

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