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Brendan Schaub vs. Gabriel Gonzaga on tap for UFC 121

According to a report from Sports Net Canada, a heavyweight battle between Brendan Schaub and Gabriel Gonzaga is expected to take place at UFC 121.

The match-up marks the third heavyweight bout expected to take place at the card.

Schaub has been downright dominant since his knockout loss to Roy Nelson at the TUF 10 Finale, finishing both Chase Gormley and Chris Tuchscherer in round one with a combined time of around two minutes total. After the KO of Tuscherer, Schaub expressed interest in facing either Mirko Cro Cop or Gilbert Yvel, a step up in competition.

Gabriel Gonzaga’s UFC career started hot after racking up four straight wins, one being a devastating head kick knockout of the legendary Mirko Cro Cop. After being brutalized by Randy Couture at UFC 74, Gonzaga’s career has yet to be the same, going an even 3-3 in the UFC with losses to Fabricio Werdum, Shane Carwin, and Junior Dos Santos.

UFC 121 occurs on October 20 and emanates from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.