The call-up came quickly, right after English heavyweight Rob Broughton injured out of his January 14 fight with promotional first-timer Ednaldo “Lula” at UFC 142.
Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga had some striking moments in the UFC, like his beating Mirko Cro Cop with a head kick and losses to Junior Cigano and Fabrício Werdum.
Fate has brought Napão back. Will he put on a show for Jiu-Jitsu fans at UFC Rio?
What about the card, is it better or worse now? Let us know in the comments field below.
HSBC Arena, Barra, Rio de Janeiro
January 14, 2012
José Aldo vs Chad Mendes
Vitor Belfort vs Anthony Johnson
Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares vs Mike Massenzio
Erick Silva vs Adversário a ser definido
Edson Barboza vs Terry Etim
Thiago Tavares vs Sam Stout
Mike Pyle vs Adversário a ser definido
Yuri “Marajó” Alcântara vs Michirio Omigawa
Fabio Maldonado vs Adversário a ser definido
Ednaldo “Lula” Oliveira vs Gabriel Napão
Felipe “Sertanejo” Arantes vs Antônio Carvalho