UFC heavyweights Carmelo Marrero (6-0) and Gabriel Gonzaga (6-1) will clash in a battle of the big men at UFC 66.
Gonzaga is currently 2-0 in the UFC with his last victory coming against Fabiano Scherner at UFC 60: Gracie vs Hughes.
Marrero is currently 6-0 and 1-0 in the UFC. Marrero made his UFC debut at UFC 64: Unstoppable where fans saw him stop heavyweight prospect Cheick Kongo to earn the spilt decision victory.
Gabriel Gonzaga has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Mario Neto which was set to take place September 23rd on the UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn II card. Gonzaga’s replacement will be Eddie Sanchez who is very eager to prove himself in the octagon.
ADCC: For someone who has never seen you fight, what can someone expect when they see Eddie Sanchez in the Octagon?
EDDIE: You can expect to see one of the most athletic heavyweights you’ve ever seen. I have heavyweight power with welterweight speed. Fists will be flying and bodies will be dropping. I am a jiu-jitsu fighter but I love to strike.
On top of announcing Tyson Griffin vs. David Lee, the UFC made it official that Gabriel Gonzaga and Mario Neto will battle in the octagon.
Also added to the UFC 63 card, which will be held at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California is an intriguing heavyweight clash between UFC contender Gabriel Gonzaga and Mario ‘Sukata’ Neto, a rugged veteran who will fight in the Octagon for the first time.