Wilson Gouveia is preparing for his tenth appearance in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he has amassed six wins. This coming Saturday, December 12, in Tennessee, the Brazilian will face Alan Belcher at UFC 107. Both are coming off a loss, thus promising plenty of action.
“Belcher is super strong, has good Jiu-Jitsu and sharp muay thai. I trained a lot and, God willing, everything will go well for me,” he is quoted as saying on the UFC website.
“I feel this will be a good fight because our styles are similar. But the fact that we are both coming off losses is further motivation,” he adds.
Anderson is the champion because he’s the best, period” Wilson Gouveia
A former light heavyweight, Gouveia will fight at middleweight. The change of division could set him up to face Anderson Silva. Nevertheless, the American Top Team representative discards a confrontation with the current champ. At least for the time being.
“I’m conscious of the fact I’m not ready to face a guy of the caliber of Anderson Silva. For that reason I’m trying to improve as a fighter, not just technically, but psychologically as well,” remarks the Brazilian, who spares no praise for the current champion.
“It’s one thing for someone to think he can beat the champion, but to win is completely different. Anderson is the champion because he’s the best, period. Of course one day he’ll lose the belt, but by the time that happens a lot of competitors will show confidence they can beat him and, when fight time comes, they won’t be able to accomplish what they promised to,” he says in finishing.
Check out the card for UFC 107, headlined by BJ Penn’s title defense against Diego Sanchez.
– B.J. Penn vs Diego Sanchez
– Cheick Kongo vs Frank Mir
– Jon Fitch vs Mike Pierce
– Kenny Florian vs Clay Guida
– Paul Buentello vs Stefan Struve
– Alan Belcher vs Wilson Gouveia
– Shane Nelson vs Matt Wiman
– Ricardo Funch vs Johny Hendricks
– Lucio Linhares vs Rousimar Palhares
– Edgar Garcia vs DaMarques Johnson
– Kevin Burns vs T.J. Grant