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Round 1: They touch gloves to kick off this heavyweight contest. Just over a minute in and neither man able to land much of anything – neither really trying to yet. Gonzaga shoots for a single and completes it easily. He takes side control and then spins to take Oliveira’s back. Oliveira starts to stand up, but Gonzaga just trips him back to the mat. Gonzaga lands a knee to the body as Oliveira tries to stand again. Gonzaga works in the rear naked choke from over-under control while Oliveira attempts to stand, slipping in one hook and flattening him out against the cage to seal the deal and force the tap.
Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Ednaldo Oliveira via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:22 of round 1