Gonzaga's first fight outside of the UFC in over five years may
be for the Reality
Fighting heavyweight championship.
Sherdog.com confirmed Wednesday morning that Gonzaga is targeting a
Sept. 24 return date for the Connecticut-based promotion
against Reality Fighting heavyweight king Parker
Porter. While no bout agreements have been signed, a source
close to the bout informed Sherdog.com that there is significant
interest on both sides, and that the championship contest will
likely be put together. The to-be-named Reality Fighting event will
go down at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Gonzaga (Pictured) has lost three of his last four, including
recent back-to-back defeats to heavyweight contenders Junior dos
Santos and Brendan
Schaub in 2010. The Brazilian began his UFC career in 2005,
rattling off four straight victories en route to a title shot
against then-champion Randy
Couture in 2007. After suffering the first defeat of his
promotional career to “Captain America,” Gonzaga would go on to
post a 3-4 record before being bounced by the promotion after his
unanimous decision defeat to Schaub in October. A winner of 11 pro
fights, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has finished each of his
career victims by either knockout or submission.
Currently the Reality Fighting heavyweight champion, the
twice-beaten Porter last fought Feb. 27, punching out Mike Dexter in 96 seconds.
As a point of interest, Porter suffered a 36-second knockout defeat
to current UFC light heavyweight title contender Jon Jones in
2008. Porter holds half of his career wins by submission and has
only been to a decision once in his six-fight stint as a pro.Reader comments are active below. Chime in with an opinion or
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