Heavyweights Miocic and Gonzaga face off at UFC On FOX 10


10: Henderson vs. Thomson taking place in Chicago on Jan. 25

has added a heavyweight tilt between Ohio native Stipe Miocic and

Octagon veteran Gabriel Gonzaga as

target="_blank">announced by UFC officials on Wednesday


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.