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Rumor: Junior dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga In The Works

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A matchup between’s seventh-ranked heavyweight "Cigano" Junior dos Santos (9-1) and former UFC title challenger "Napão" Gabriel Gonzaga (11-4) is in the works, has confirmed with a source close to one of the fighters. hasn’t confirmed the date of the fight and no contracts are signed.  If the matchup is in December, it’s likely to occur at UFC 107 at the FedExForum in Memphis December 12.  However, according to unconfirmed reports, that card is already stacked with pay-per-view quality matchups.  UFC 108 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas January 2 and is also a likely event for the matchup.

Originally there were rumors of a Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira matchup, but then there were reports that Nogueira will face the winner of Lesnar/Carwin.  So the latter will more than likely happen if this Gonzaga/dos Santos fight comes to fruition.  This fight will tell us all we need to know about Junior dos Santos.  We know he has big power, we know he can take a solid punch, and we know he can go 3 solid rounds.  However, we've yet to see how he can compete against a power grappler like Gonzaga.  Dos Santos destroyed a great grappler in Fabricio Werdum in his UFC debut, but the fight was over in less than two minutes.  If dos Santos wins this match up, you have to begin to think about giving this guy a title shot.  Gonzaga is a former #1 contender that was giving the current #1 contender in Shane Carwin all he could handle before getting hit with a big right hand.  Give me your thoughts on this potential matchup.