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Gabriel Gonzaga scheduled to face Shane Del Rosario at UFC 146

Former #1 contender to the UFC heavyweight crown Gabriel Gonzaga will welcome Strikeforce transplant Shane Del Rosario to the Octagon at UFC 146, confirming the event will host at least one clash between heavyweights.

Gonzaga (13-6) is a  returned to the organization recently with a submission victory over Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 142. He also holds a memorable past win over Mirko Filipovic where the BJJ specialist crumpled “Cro Cop” with a head-kick.

Comparably, Del Rosario (11-0) has been on the sidelines since early in 2011 due to injuries suffered during a car crash. Del Rosario was slated to face Daniel Cormier before the accident and has not fought since. All of his victories have involved some form of finish with ten coming in the opening round of action.

UFC 146 takes place May 26 from Las Vegas, Nevada. No main event has been announced but the card is expected to host heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos defending his title against Alistair Overeem. Match-ups already set for the lineup include C.B. Dollaway vs. Jason Miller and Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC/STRIKEFORCE

3 COMMENTS
  • hindsightufuk says:

    great news, birth of fire for Shane though i have faith in him
    still think a drop to 205 makes sense
    also Glover Texeira has been signed to fight Kyle ‘why the fuck are you in the ufc’ Kingsbury, which is nice

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  • MCM says:

    I was kinda hoping Gonzaga would get a chance to work his way back up the ladder a bit. Oh well. Shane is legit IMO and even though I too think he should cut to 205, is gonna make a mark on the HW division.

    And it’s about time Texeria makes it to the UFC. That guy is not only gonna make waves, but has a good chance of wearing gold.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    nice….

    If this was before the car accident I’d say its Shane all day BUT who knows what kinda fighting shape he is in… i dont know the extent of his injuries but they must have been pretty bad to side line him this long… i like gonzagas chances all things considered.

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