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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