10 Facts About Gabriel Gonzaga

1. Gabriel Gonzaga is perhaps best known for his upset head-kick knockout of Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70, which earned him a heavyweight title shot.

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2. Gabriel Gonzaga was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and began training in judo when he was 14 years old.

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3. Gabriel Gonzaga made his UFC debut at UFC 56, knocking out Kevin Jordan with a superman punch at 4:39 of the third round.

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4. At UFC 70, Gabriel Gonzaga knocked out Mirko Cro Cop with a head kick, Cro Cop's own signature move.

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5. Gabriel Gonzaga faced Randy Couture for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 74.

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6. Gabriel Gonzaga lost the fight via TKO due to punches from the mount at the 1:37 mark of the third round.

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7. Gabriel Gonzaga took to McCully's half guard, quickly passing to the mount position and winning by first round submission with an americana from the mount.

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8. At UFC 91 Gabriel Gonzaga knocked out UFC newcomer Josh Hendricks with a right hand at 1:01 of the first round.

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9. At UFC 102 Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Chris Tuchscherer via TKO at 2:27 of the first round.

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10. Gabriel Gonzaga won via KO 17 seconds into the first round.

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