UFC Vegas 40: Who is Erick Gonzalez?

UFC Vegas 40: Who is Erick Gonzalez?

Looking ahead to a UFC Vegas 40 card that many have undervalued, UFC fans might want to keep an eye on the debut of lightweight Erick Gonzalez against the veteran Jim Miller.

Gonzalez got his opportunity with the UFC after a long, successful run with Combate Americas. More than half of his 14 wins have come by way of knockout and he presents an exciting style that should entice the UFC fanbase.

Gonzalez also isn’t one to lack confidence, as he has already predicted a brutal knockout over Miller at UFC Vegas 40. Despite his confident attitude, he’ll face a 38-fight gap against Miller in terms of experience in the cage.

Don’t be fooled and think that Gonzalez is just a stand-up fighter. He also possesses strong grappling that often gets overlooked because of his forward-pushing style. When Gonzalez gets you to the ground, chances are he’ll look to finish the fight with a relentless ground-and-pound barrage.

Erick Gonzalez will make his UFC debut against Jim Miller at UFC Vegas 40

After a long run in Combate, Gonzalez fought in brief stints with Naciones MMA and LXF earlier this year, earning back-to-back dominant wins. He’s also been known to throw a lot of unorthodox striking techniques, including lead elbows that have stunned his opponents.

This could very well be the last UFC fight for Miller, a veteran who has competed against some of the best fighters in the division. Gonzalez will have the opportunity to make a statement in his UFC debut and reel in a new era at 155 pounds.

UFC Vegas 40 takes place on Oct. 16, 2021, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided who is on-site with all your live news and highlights.

Published at Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:21:53 +0000

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