UFC 108: Junior Dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel



Junior Dos Santos gets a new opponent – Gilbert Yvel steps up to face Dos Santos at UFC 108 on Jan. 2nd in Las Vegas. Yvel replaces Gabriel Gonzaga who was forced out of the bout with a staph infection.

Dos Santos boxing coach, Luis Dorea,

“Cigano’ is a young guy, a great talent … We know Gilbert is a very strong guy, he like to fight standing, but ‘Cigano’ is better in striking now, we’re doing our job and I know we’re gonna get the victory” [Tatame]

All you hardcore fans know Gilbert Yvel can bang and with the UFC heavyweight division in the crapper, it only make sense to reach out and pick up a MMA veteran

Yvel is a Dutch MMA/kickboxer with 51 professional fights on his record. He is coming off a first round knockout victory over former UFC heavyweight champion Pedro Rizzo at Ultimate Chaos earlier this year.

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TG’ “Roy”


  1. Dane

    December 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    awesome fight! gilbert might not be that great on the ground but he can hang with anyone on the feet and even beat kongo on the feet. hopefully he freaks oput and kills steve mazagatti

  2. Zyklon

    December 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Agree, awesome fight.

    Gilbert is kinda known for raging and going crazy right? I think I saw him a long time ago in K1. Maybe he has calmed down a bit?

  3. DanP

    December 3, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Gilbert is a freakin' monster now… Hard to belive he fough at Pride Middleweight, He was awsome in Pride! If this stays on the feet Gilbert could well win by knock out!

  4. oral pendleton

    December 4, 2009 at 12:18 am

    i dont believe in an easy fight or a quick nockout.jr is very crafty on his feet.lets wait and see.

  5. tom

    December 4, 2009 at 1:24 am

    this will be a really good figh, all stand up baby..

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