Sources: Gonzaga Eyes Sept. 24 Return


Gabriel 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.

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