Brendan Schaub has done everything in his power to fans forget his knockout loss to “Big Country” Roy Nelson at the Ultimate Fighter season 10 finale. Since the loss to Nelson, Schaub has knocked out wrestlers Chase Gormley and Chris Tuchscherer in back-to-back fights.
In his next bout, Schaub will face off against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 121 on October 23, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Gonzaga stands in Schaub’s way of being booked against the upper echelon of the UFC heavyweight division.
In a recent interview withBrendan Schaub spoke about the next opponent that stands in his way for getting to the top of the heavyweight division, former number one contender, Gabriel Gonzaga.
As for his future plans, Schaub hopes that current UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar remains undefeated so he and Grudge training camp teammate Shane Carwin can take his title and end his reign.
At UFC 116, Schaub knocked out Lesnar’s teammate Christian Tuchscherer, while Carwin lost to the champion in the main event. Schaub revealed that he does not like the fighters in Lesnar’s camp at Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts. Including former Ultimate Fighter season 10 teammate, John Madsen.
Schaub is set to face off against Gabriel Gonzaga on the UFC 121 main card. A win for Schaub could put him within a few wins of a title shot, but he must survive the former number one contender’s onslaught of powerful striking and his solid ground game. Schaub is not talking out of his ass when he talks about how Gonzaga does fold under adversity, if you take a look at his most recent fights. Gonzaga always comes out strong and fades away after the other fighter comes back, but his early onslaught is dangerous.
Schaub must be prepared to deal with any adjustments that Gonzaga makes to remedy this recent flaw in his game, whether it is mental on Nepao’s or not. Schaub must bring the pressure throughout the three round fight early and often to ensure he can make Gonzaga uncomfortable.
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