UFC 142 Rio Play-by-Play: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Edinaldo Oliveira

January 9, 2012
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Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Edinaldo Oliveira

Round 1:  Both fighters being careful in the opening moments.  Oliveira pumps his jab.  Gonzaga misses with a right hook.  Gonzaga moves in with a right hand to the body.  Oliveira throws a combination.  Gonzaga shoots in for a takedown.  He elevated Oliveira and slammed him to the canvas.  Oliveira works his way back to his feet only to be taken dow again.  Gonzaga works inside Oliveira’s half guard.  Oliveira tries to walk the fence.  Gonzaga stands and lands a knee to the body and dives back in.  He takes Oliveira’s back and sinks in the rear naked choke.  Oliveira is forced to tap out.

 The official time of the submission was 3:22 of the first round. 

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  • Obarmarama

    I never understood why BJJ blackbelts just stick to pure standup and go on massive losing streaks. About time Gonzaga focused on his strengths. He was a dangerous striker, but not top level.