All it took for Gabriel Gonzaga was just four minutes to knockout fellow UFC veteran Antonio Silva at the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 8 in Tampa, Florida.
Both the 40-year-old heavyweights, who have so far accumulated numerous knockout defeats during the past few years in MMA, finally made their debuts in the bare knuckle boxing arena on Saturday. The night ended with “Napao” dropping “Bigfoot” with a brutal uppercut followed by a left hand in the last few seconds of the second round.
Silva, 19-12 in MMA, suffered another knock out of his career spanning 12 bouts with 9 knockouts, in MMA, Kickboxing and Bare knuckle boxing. He’s scheduled to take on Gregory Tony the current WKN super heavyweight champion, in a kickboxing bout on Nov. 28, in Auckland, NZ.
For Gonzaga (17-12) if the price is right, returning to MMA is still a possibility. So far “Napao” has spent 2019 competing in jiu-jitsu tournaments only, his last MMA bout was in May 2018, losing by knockout to Aleksander Emelianenko.