Gabriel Gonzaga-Josh Barnes set for MMAX: Heavyweight Xplosion (Updated)

UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga is not done fighting. MMAJunkie has reported that Gonzaga will return to action against Josh Barnes at MMA Explosions ‘MMAX: Heavyweight Xplosion on June 25.

*After initially reporting that Gonzaga would fight Josh Barnes, MMAJunkie changed their report that the UFC veteran would face Josh Burns.

After receiving his release from the UFC last October, Gonzaga said he would only compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, recently news broke that Gonzaga would face Parker Porter for Reality Fighting in September.

Gonzaga won his first-four fights in the UFC. His run was highlighted by a head-kick knockout of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, which earned him a shot at then-champion Randy Couture. Since falling short in the title fight, Gonzaga went 3-4 in the promotion and was released.

Barnes is currently 6-5. He has fought for both Bellator and Elite XC. He has faced Dave Herman and Travis Wiuff.

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