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Winner of Four in a Row, Wilson Gouveia Makes His Move

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Light heavyweight is known as the glamour division in the UFC, with the most recognizable fighters in the sport, such as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Chuck Liddell, and Forrest Griffin campaigning in the 205 pound weight class. Just as these three and a few others are household names in the mixed martial arts world, Wilson Gouveia of Brazil is not, but if he keeps dominating fights the way he has been, he will soon join them.

Gouveia brings a four fight winning streak into his May 24th fight against unbeaten Croatian fighter Goran Reljic as part of UFC 84: Ill Will, with his last win a spectacular knockout over Jason Lambert. Although that impressive victory inched him closer to a title shot, Gouveia admits he’s in better shape for his fight against Reljic than he was for the matchup versus Lambert.

“I feel better than when I fought Jason,” Gouveia said. “In January everyone was away from the gym. They were out traveling for Christmas and New Year’s. Now everyone’s back and my training has been more intense. I know this guy (Reljic) is a tough guy and if I beat him big things are coming up for me.”

Gouveia (10-4) knows he can’t take Reljic (7-0) lightly. The 24 year-old will be making his UFC and United States debut when he fights Gouveia, but the native of Fortaleza, Brazil isn’t looking past Reljic to the “big things” that are right around the corner for him. He knows a loss to Reljic sets him back, and that’s something Gouveia knows he can’t afford to let happen.
http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=11869

Post #1   5/11/08 1:22:47PM   

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wilson could be a contender soon enough. i wouldnt be suprised.

Post #2   5/11/08 2:51:05PM   

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the only fight i've seen of his is a KO by knees to jon fitch,... that was a while ago.. i used to have the HookN'Shoot vid somewhere.. but who knows now where its at haha

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Goran Reljic most likely will beat Wilson and be a contender soon

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Posted by 89vision

Goran Reljic most likely will beat Wilson and be a contender soon



hopefully, i've got him on my parlay

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Wilson vs. Thiago next...that makes a world of since...I don't know why they aint doing that right now.

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Posted by F--K_Luck_AuH2O

Wilson vs. Thiago next...that makes a world of since...I don't know why they aint doing that right now.



Because they're really good friends from back in Brazil and are now training partners at ATT.

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I already had Wilson Gouveia picked to win

Post #8   5/11/08 9:45:32PM   

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About them being training partners...just like Filho and Anderson ..... it can only last soo long before the offer is going to be enough ... they are pro's and if it did happen ( I agree it should happen now ) it would be a WAR!!! The only way to make it happen though is to squash ego's and pay the $$ .... Dana are you listening??

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Yea, unlike Filho who is in another fed, this is a match that will eventually become unavoidable unless one of them starts losing.

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He might be a contender soon, but IMHO he is not on the same level as Rampage, Chuck, or Machida

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