Gabriel
Gonzaga
16-9-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #14 Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 21 fights.
Record: 16-9-0
Summary: Striking, submissions, BJJ black belt

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
551
45% Successful
249
Types of Successful Strikes
0
249
57% Standing
15%
29%
141
37
71
Striking Defense
58
%
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
65
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Gabriel Gonzaga
Apr 11, 2015
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Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga
Dec 13, 2014
6
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga
Jan 25, 2014
63
29
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Oct 19, 2013
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Jul 6, 2013
3
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga
Apr 13, 2013
9
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Jan 19, 2013
17
12
3
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Jan 14, 2012
2
0
2
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga
Oct 23, 2010
53
37
0
0
0
1
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga
Mar 21, 2010
20
9
0
1
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Aug 29, 2009
22
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga
Mar 7, 2009
4
5
0
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Nov 15, 2008
12
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Jul 5, 2008
6
2
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga
Jan 19, 2008
46
19
0
3
0
0
1
1
R2 KO/TKO
Gabriel Gonzaga
Aug 25, 2007
63
11
3
0
0
1
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Apr 21, 2007
19
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Dec 30, 2006
4
1
1
0
3
0
4
0
R1 Submission
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
May 27, 2006
16
8
3
0
0
0
1
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Gabriel Gonzaga
Nov 19, 2005
23
18
2
0
2
0
7
0
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga
Jungle Fight 1
Sep 13, 2003
69
25
2
4
2
0
3
4
R3 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I am training a lot of boxing and Muay Thai for this fight, but we're always training jiu-jitsu and wrestling too.

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 seven losses have come to Fabricio Werdum, the first in his third fight in 2003.

• Has finished all his victories - seven wins have come via submission, nine by knockout

• Nickname “Napao” means “big nose”

Career

Key Opponents

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

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