Round 1 - Referee Dan Miragliotta in the cage for this heavyweight matchup. Orthodox stance from both as Oliveira tries to keep distance early. Gonzaga stalking and fakes a few punches but doesn't pull the trigger. Opening minute passes with no action. Oliveira has a right hand blocked and flicks in a jab. Two minutes in not, and Gonzaga shoots for a takedown. Big slam to side control, but Oliveira works quickly to his knees and then feet. Gonzaga keeps the bod y locked and is able to bring it abc to the floor. Halfway into the round, and Gonzaga is in half-mount. Oliveira again gets to a knee, but Gonzaga leaps over to his back and works in a rear-naked coke. It looks deep, but Gonzaga needs to adjust his position. Oliveira trues to use the cage to prevent the move, but no dice. Choke is in, and Oliveira taps.
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ednaldo Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:22.