Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga's Professional MMA debut
Gonzaga made his professional debut against Cicero Costha on April 2, 2003, fighting on the regional circuit.
He made a winning start to his career, defeating Cicero Costha who carried a 0-1-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Gabriel Gonzaga beat Cicero Costha by Submission at of Round 1.
Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Gonzaga made his debut in the UFC against Kevin Jordan on November 19, 2005, fighting on the main card of UFC 56: Full Force having compiled a 4-1-0 professional MMA record.
Gabriel Gonzaga beat Kevin Jordan by KO/TKO at 4:39 of Round 3.
Since his debut, Gonzaga has gone on to fight a total of 22 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 12-10-0.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Heavyweight Championship loss to Randy Couture
Gonzaga lost his 1st heavyweight title challenge, losing to Randy Couture on August 25, 2007 at UFC 74: Respect.
Gabriel Gonzaga lost to Randy Couture by KO/TKO at 1:37 of Round 3. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.
Outside the UFC
After his UFC stint, Gonzaga took his next fight at RF on October 8, 2011, fighting against Parker Porter on the main event of Reality Fighting: Mohegan Fight Night 4.
Gabriel Gonzaga beat Parker Porter by Submission at 1:50 of Round 3.
Return to Ultimate Fighting Championship
After 1 fights outside of the promotion, Gonzaga returned to the UFC on January 14, 2012, fighting against Ednaldo Oliveira on the preliminary card of UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes.
At the time of his UFC return, his professional MMA record stood at 12-6-0
Gabriel Gonzaga beat Ednaldo Oliveira by Submission at 3:22 of Round 1.
The first man to defeat Ednaldo Oliveira
Gonzaga defeated the previously unbeaten Ednaldo Oliveira on January 14, 2012, at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes. Ednaldo Oliveira came into the fight with a 13-0-1 record. Gonzaga was a -145 betting favorite going into the fight. Gabriel Gonzaga beat Ednaldo Oliveira by Submission at 3:22 of Round 1.
When was Gabriel Gonzaga's last win?
Gonzaga's last win came against Konstantin Erokhin at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Friday December 11, 2015. Gabriel Gonzaga beat Konstantin Erokhin by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.