The bouts keep pouring in for UFC 153 as heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga (13-6, 8-5 UFC) is set to meet Octagon newcomer Geronimo "Mondragon" dos Santos (31-14, 0-0 UFC).
Tatame, a Brazilian media outlet, first reported the news on Wednesday.
UFC 153 takes place on Oct. 13 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Erik Koch. The main card airs on Pay-Per-View with the preliminary action in North America taking place on FX, Rogers Sportsnet and Facebook.
Gonzaga, 33, has won two straight after being released from the promotion including a first round submission win over Ednaldo Oliveira in his return bout at UFC 142. He also scored a third round submission in his lone bout outside the UFC during that time.
Dos Santos, 31, enters the UFC having won 10 straight with seven being knockouts and two submissions. "Mondragon" has been extremely active since his debut six years ago fighting an average of seven and a half times per year. Of his 45 professional bouts he's been to a decision twice, once in victory and once in defeat. He holds 20 knockouts and nine submissions among his victories.
Here is how UFC 153 looks…
Main Card (Pay-Per-View)
Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch (Featherweight Championship)
Alan Belcher vs. Vitor Belfort
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva
Rony "Jason" Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia
Preliminary Card (FX and Rogers Sportsnet)
Demian Maia vs. Rick Story
Reza Madadi vs. Cristiano Marcello
Renee Forte vs. Sergio Moraes
Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino
Geronimo dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi