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Gabriel Gonzaga Cut by UFC Following UFC 121 Loss to Brendan Schaub

Gabriel Gonzaga has been released by the UFC after the Brazilian heavyweight suffered his second-straight loss and third in four fights to Brendan Schaub at Saturday’s UFC 121.

The move comes one day after former middleweight contender Patrick Cote was released following his own UFC 121 loss.

The high point of Gonzaga’s (11-6) UFC career came in 2007, when “Napao” scored a highlight reel head kick KO of Mirko Cro Cop to earn a shot at the heavyweight title, but went on to lose to Randy Couture before also falling to Fabricio Werdum.

After losing only to Shane Carwin in his next 4 fights, Gonzaga lost to contender Junior dos Santos in March before dropping a unanimous decision to Schaub on the UFC 121 main card.

In announcing his release on Twitter, Gonzaga wrote that he’ll go ‘back to normal life’.

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