Following back to back TKO losses, the UFC has apparently trimmed Wilson Gouveia from their roster. However it didn’t take the fighter long to find at new home with Maximum Fighting Chamionships, according to a post on the promotion’s president, Mark Pavelich’s Twitter account.
According to Pavelich, the Brazilian fighter that trains at American Top Team will debut with the promotion against Ryan Jimmo, in what will likely be a light heavyweight matchup, on April 9.
Gouveia made his UFC debut in June 2006 dropping a decision to Keith Jardine in a light heavyweight bout, but he followed the loss with a four fight win-streak. That win streak was stopped via TKO by Goran Reljic at UFC 84, prompting Gouveia to move down to middleweight. In the smaller weight class, however he missed the 185 pound weight limit twice, as well as only garnering a 2-2 record, including wins over Ryan Jensen and Jason MacDonald, and his two most recent losses to Nate Marquardt and Alan Belcher.