Gabriel Gonzaga Returns At UFC 142, Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Former UFC heavyweight contender

Gonzaga returns to UFC, replaces injured Rob Broughton

Former top UFC heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga is returning to the UFC after a short-lived retirement.

Gonzaga’s management announced today that the Brazilian had signed a new multi-fight contract with the promotion and will be returning at UFC 142, where he’ll face Ednaldo Oliveira.

UFC 142 takes place Jan 14 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. It’s headlined be a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.

Gonzaga was cut from the promotion after losing three consecutive fights to Shane Carwin, Junior dos Santos and Brendan Schaub.

Oliveira made his MMA debut in 2005 and is undefeated in 14 professional fights.

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