Gabriel Gonzaga Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian professional boxer and mixed martial artist, who competed in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is perhaps best known for his upset head-kick knockout of Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70, which earned him a heavyweight title shot. Gonzaga won a gold medal in the Ultra Heavyweight division at the 2006 Mundials, which is considered to be the top BJJ competition in the world. Gonzaga's nickname "Napão" means "big nose" in Portuguese.
|Born:||Gabriel Gonzaga Santos Nogueira, May 18, 1979, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Other names:||Napão (IPA: ])|
|Residence:||Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States|
|Reach:||76 in (193.04 cm)|
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|Fighting out of:||Worcester, Massachusetts, United States|
|Team:||Squared BJJ, Team Link, Chute Boxe Academy (formerly)|
|Rank:||4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Wander Braga|
|Years active:||2003–2016, 2018–present (MMA), 2017–present (Boxing)|
|Twitter:||Gabriel Gonzaga's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Gabriel Gonzaga's IMDb|
About Gabriel Gonzaga
Heavyweight 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who went 14-7 in his first 21 professional bouts.
He began his professional career in 2003 fighting for the Brazilian Gladiators.
He earned UFC Knockout of the Year honors in 2007, after a devastating head kick to Mirko Filipovic.
He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had the UFC Knockout of the Night against Mirko Filipovic on April 21, 2007.
Information related to Gabriel Gonzaga
- http://www.gabrielgonzagabjj.com/ Official site
- http://gabrielgonzagabjj.com/ Squared BJJ
- http://ufc.com/fighter/Gabriel-Gonzaga UFC Profile