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Junior dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga Announced for “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones”

Junior dos SantosHeavyweights Junior dos Santos and Gabriel Gonzaga will square off in a newly announced matchup that will co-headline “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” on March 21 in Broomfield, Colorado.

Dos Santos and Gonzaga were previously scheduled to meet at UFC 108 earlier this month, but a staph infection forced Gonzaga to withdraw from the bout.

The up-and-coming knockout artist dos Santos (10-1) remained on UFC 108, knocking out Gilbert Yvel in the opening round for his fourth-straight UFC victory following wins over Mirko Cro Cop, Stefan Struve, and Fabricio Werdum.

Gonzaga (11-4) challenged Randy Couture for the heavyweight title in 2007 after winning four fights in a row, but came up short then dropped another bout to Werdum before bouncing back with wins over Justin McCully and Josh Hendricks in 2008. After losing to Shane Carwin in March, “Napao” knocked out Chris Tuchscherer in August.

UFC on Versus 1 is headlined by Brandon Vera vs. Jon JonesĀ  and also includes Anthony Johnson vs. John Howard and Sean Sherk vs. Clay Guida.

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