<div class="Article" style="float: left;">
<tr style="vertical-align: bottom;">
<h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=441108" target="_blank">
Gonzaga hoping win leads to title shot
<a href="/go=news.detail&gid=441108" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=74&y=32&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=027gabrielgonzaga9114gallerypost.jpg" /></a>
<div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div>
<p>Gabriel Gonzaga is 4-1 in his second stint in the UFC and hopes a win this weekend over Stipe Miocic leads him to a title shot:</p>
Gonzaga believes the version of him that rapidly advanced up the heavyweight ranks only to fall hard and fast is long gone.
“Seven years more experience, more training and more skills,” he said. “Everything is accumulated now for a new fighter, so I’m definitely different than seven years ago.”
This time around, Gonzaga believes he can make the most out of his run toward the title. And by beating Miocic, he could steal another opponent’s opportunity.
“I’m coming with a good run,” he said. “If I win, it’s going to be good for a title shot. I just need to keep winning and keep going. I’m really motivated.”
read entire article...
<div style="clear: left; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div>
If he wins this, i'd say one more and he's earned it!
He's definitely looking good since his return.
If he could manage to get a title shot, that's twice he has challenged for the belt in 2 different eras of the UFC... Pretty impressive.
I hope he wins, but if he loses, I'd love to see him fight Barnett.
I'll be rooting for him this weekend. First fight I saw him was knocking out Cro Cop live. Wasn't a fan that night. Am now.
orcus - I hope he wins, but if he loses, I'd love to see him fight Barnett.
I agree with you.
Loss should put him up against Barnett and a win should put him up against JDS, Reem (If he wins) or some other top fighter which will allow him to get a title shot.
Win would deff get him a top 5 opponent
I think this is an easy fight to get money on. Gonzaga is gonna knock Stipe out imo. At which point he should fight a top 5 guy for the chance to fight Cain
if he stops stipe he has a great chance, but i'd like to see hin fight a top 5 guy first or maybe a 3rd werdun fight lol.
A win does not get him a shot but gets him in the top 5-10: barnett, nelson, jds or overeem/mir winner most likely
It was Napoleon, who said, quote:"Give me 100 000 Croatian soldiers and I will conquer all the world" In this case we only need one!
I'm a fan, but I really doubt he fights for the title again.
If he wins he is definitively is the discussion as top contender after Browne/Werdum winner. He will likely need another win after Stipe though.
I'm going for Napao also. But even if he wins, he still needs another win against a top 5, maybe even 2 more wins.