Gabriel
Gonzaga
17-11-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night / 1 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 23 fights.
Record: 17-11-0
Summary: Striking and submissions

Fighter Info

Nickname: Napao
From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 37
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 242 lb ( 109 kg )
Reach 76"
Leg Reach 42"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
650
45% Successful
293
Types of Successful Strikes
0
293
53% Standing
15%
32%
156
43
94
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
63
38% Successful
24
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
11
33
0
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
null null
Apr 10, 2016
17
5
0
1
0
0
0
2
R1 KO/TKO
Win
null null
Dec 11, 2015
20
15
2
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
null null
Apr 11, 2015
19
21
2
0
1
0
4
0
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Loss
null null
Dec 13, 2014
6
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
null null
Jan 25, 2014
63
29
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Oct 19, 2013
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
null null
Jul 6, 2013
3
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
null null
Apr 13, 2013
9
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
null null
Jan 19, 2013
17
12
3
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
null null
Jan 14, 2012
2
0
2
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Loss
null null
Oct 23, 2010
53
37
0
0
0
1
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
null null
Mar 21, 2010
20
9
0
1
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
null null
Aug 29, 2009
22
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
null null
Mar 7, 2009
4
5
0
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
null null
Nov 15, 2008
12
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
null null
Jul 5, 2008
6
2
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Loss
null null
Jan 19, 2008
46
19
0
3
0
0
1
1
R2 KO/TKO
null null
Aug 25, 2007
63
11
3
0
0
1
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
null null
Apr 21, 2007
19
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
null null
Dec 30, 2006
4
1
1
0
3
0
4
0
R1 Submission
Win
null null
May 27, 2006
16
8
3
0
0
0
1
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
null null
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: My routine has been the same since I got the call for this fight. I wake up, go to train, back to home, eat and rest, and go back to train. That’s my typical day.

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.
 

Career

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31-11-2, 1NC
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