The UFC’s first trip to Croatia may have its first fight, as Russian site ExpertMMA.ru reports that Gabriel Gonzaga will meet Ruslan Magomedov at UFC Fight Night 85.
That April 10 event is set to air live on UFC Fight Pass from Zagreb.
Gonzaga is known to Croatian fans for his two bouts with Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, and the Brazilian heavyweight will enter this event in need of a good performance. A three fight losing streak in 2014 and 2015 was halted in his most recent appearance, but his win over Konstantin Erokhin at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale was one of the most maligned bouts of last year.
He’ll now take on Magomedov, a Dagestani heavyweight with an overall career record of 14-1. That run includes three straight wins in the UFC, and he rides a nine fight winning streak into this event dating back to 2011.
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