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,
“Ciganoâ€™ is a young guy, a great talent … We know Gilbert is a very strong guy, he like to fight standing, but â€˜Ciganoâ€™ is better in striking now, weâ€™re doing our job and I know weâ€™re gonna get the victoryâ€ [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.