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Gabriel Gonzaga Released by UFC

Gabriel Gonzaga following his head kick KO victory over Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70 in April 2007
Gabriel Gonzaga following his head kick KO victory over Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70 in April 2007
Ryan FrederickContributor IOctober 28, 2010

UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga (11-6 overall) has been released from his contract with the UFC following his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 121 this past weekend.

Gonzaga confirmed the news with a message on his official Twitter account.

"Official now - Out of UFC - Thanks for all your support - back to normal life and BJJ forever," said Gonzaga.

Gonzaga exits the UFC with an overall winning record in the organization at 7-5, but he had dropped his last two fights. The loss to Schaub followed a KO loss to now No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos in March.

Gonzaga started off his UFC career with a perfect 4-0 record that included a head kick knockout over Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70, which led to a title shot with then-champion Randy Couture at UFC 74. Gonzaga put up a valiant effort before losing via TKO in the third round.

Gonzaga's final UFC victory during this run came at UFC 102 in August 2009 with a TKO victory over Chris Tuchscherer.

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