Report: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell Likely for January 19th UFC in Brazil
By FCF Staff
Although the UFC has yet to officially announce the event, according to reports the promotion is close to signing a heavyweight fight between Gabriel Gonzaga and Ben Rothwell for a January 19th card in Brazil.
The event, which has yet to have a location or venue confirmed, is expected to air on FX or FUEL TV.
The proposed Gonzaga, Rothwell bout was reported first by Tatame.com.
Gonzaga (13-6) is coming off a successful Octagon return, as the former heavyweight contender tapped out Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 142 in January. The renowned grappler is 3-2 in his last five fights.
Rothwell (32-8) is also coming off a win, as the IFL vet knocked out Brendan Schaub in April at UFC 145. The heavyweight is 3-2 in his last five appearances.
Some of the other rumoured bouts for the January 19th card include Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes and George Roop vs. Yuri Alcantara.