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Gabriel Gonzaga’s Camp Wants Title Shot If Victorious Against Shane Carwin At UFC 96

Gabriel Gonzaga has begun preparing for his upcoming fight against undefeated UFC top prospect Shane Carwin (10-0) on March 7 at UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio. Gonzaga is currently in Brazil focusing on his Brazilian jiu-jitsu but will be making his way to Massachusetts in January to join Team Link to finish up his training.

“Gabriel is in Brazil training a lot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where we believe will be the key to win this match,” said Team Link Lead Trainer Marco Alvan. “Napao will be conducting a seminar at Team Link Uberlandia-Brazil on January 11th and after that will be coming to Massachusetts to join the team and get ready for the fight.”

With a win, Alvan believes that Gonzaga will earn the right to face the winner of Lesnar-Mir II.

“It’s going to be a tough fight and [if he wins] Napao (Gonzaga) will have [earned the right] to face the winner of Mir vs. Lesnar. But we’re not thinking about that because we have to respect Carwin and we’re focused on this fight.”

Gonzaga is coming off of a dominant first round TKO victory over Josh Hendricks at UFC 91.