UFC 108: Junior Dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel

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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”