Gonzaga crushes Jordan

Gabriel Gonzaga may best be known as a submission specialist but

lately he’s adding knockouts to his resume with his latest coming

in the first round after a devastating right hand crushed Shawn

Jordan’s jaw at UFC 166.

It was less than three years ago that Gonzaga was considering

retirement after losing back-to-back fights in the UFC and exiting

the promotion, but he was able to reinvigorate his career and since

returning to the Octagon he’s picked up three wins in four

fights.

Gonzaga put away Dave Herman in his last fight, but this time he

faced former LSU football player Shawn Jordan, who is also known

for carrying dynamite in both fists. It didn’t seem to matter much

to Gonzaga, who was willing to stand and exchange punches with the

powerful Jordan.

Jordan uncorked a quick combination landing a jab straight to

the mush, but Gonzaga timed it perfectly and came back over the top

with a beautiful right hook that slammed into his opponent’s jaw.

Jordan crumbled to the mat and Gonzaga only needed to add a couple

extra punches to finish the fight.

Gonzaga (16-7) has looked fantastic since returning to the UFC

in early 2012 with his only loss coming by way of knockout to

Travis Browne. With another knockout to his credit, Gonzaga could

be staring at a top ten fight for his next bout in the UFC.