Heavyweight veteran Gabriel Gonzaga will be making his long awaited return to the UFC in Brazil for UFC 142. Gonzaga’s last UFC bout was a loss to Brendan Schaub in October 2010 at UFC 121. After a short lived retirement, Gonzaga returned to the cage in October at Reality Fighting by defeating Parker Porter. Gonzaga quickly rose to fame after his highlight reel knockout of MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop.

Gonzaga will face fellow Brazilian Edinaldo Oliveira to replace Rob Broughton.