Gabriel
Gonzaga
16-10-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 21 fights.
Record: 16-10-0
Summary: Striking, submissions, BJJ black belt

Fighter Info

Nickname: Napao
From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Ludlow, Massachusetts USA
Age: 36
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 242 lb ( 109 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
598
45% Successful
268
Types of Successful Strikes
0
268
54% Standing
15%
31%
145
40
83
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
50
42% Successful
21
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
11
28
0
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: A lot of BJJ, wrestling and Muay Thai. I need to be ready for anything.

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

• Has finished all his victories - seven wins have come via submission (triangle, neck crank, armbar, Americana, arm triangle, RNC, guillotine), nine by knockout

• Nickname “Napao” means “big nose”

Career

Key Opponents

Mirko Cro Cop
Mirko Cro Cop
31-11-2, 1NC
( W-L-D )

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