Gabriel Napão: “One punch can change everything”

Gabriel Napao returns to the octagon at UFC-121, on October 23rd, against Brendan Schaub, finalist in the tenth edition of The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC reality show. The Brazilian recognizes the qualities of his opponent, but believes that among heavyweights, one blow can change the fight



"Brendan Schaub He's a big guy with good conditioning. That doesn’t mean much (inside the Octagon), because one punch or one kick can change everything,” said the black belt in statements to MMA Die Hards.



Napão also analyzed the heavyweight belt dispute between the current champion Brock Lesnar and the challenger Cain Velazquez, will also happen at UFC-121.



"Brock Lesnar He's a superior guy. He has size and is learning Jiu-Jitsu very well, as well as being very strong in wrestling. He is really a great challenge for anyone in the category”, said the Brazilian who listed possible athletes with the game to beat the current champion. “Cain Velazquez, Cheick Kongo and I have the opportunity and characteristics to beat him”, he added


Check out the UFC-121 card so far (Subject to change)



Main Card

Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velazquez (valid for the heavyweight belt)

Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo thiago

Matt Hamill vs. Tito Ortiz

Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga vs. Brendan Schaub


Preliminary Card

Ryan Jensen vs. Court mcgee

Patrick Cote vs. Tom Lawlor

Sam stout vs. Paul taylor

Mike Guymon vs. Daniel Roberts

Chris Camozzi vs. Dongi Yang

Jon Madsen vs. Gilbert Yvel


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