The two heavyweights have been rumored to face off for the past
few weeks, but until now there hadn’t been a date confirmed for the
fight. Now it appears Chicago will get a battle of the big men when
Miocic and Gonzaga both look to take a step forward in the UFC’s
heavyweight top ten.
No. 9-ranked Miocic returns for the first time in seven months
when he fights at the UFC On FOX show after bludgeoning Roy Nelson
for the better part of 15 minutes in his last bout at UFC 161. The
highly touted prospect currently holds a 4-1 record in the UFC and
will look to make it two in a row when he faces a former
heavyweight title contender in January.
With a UFC career that dates back to 2005, Gabriel Gonzaga is
one of the longest tenured fighters on the roster. While he did
flirt with retirement for a short time between 2010 and 2011, his
return to the UFC has yielded a 4-1 record recently including
back-to-back first round knockouts over Dave Herman and Shawn
The upcoming fight between Miocic and Gonzaga will take place
during the UFC On FOX card in Chicago, although the final lineup
for the televised broadcast have not been announced as of yet.