The possibility of the match-up was first reported by Fighters.com before MMAJunkie.com was able to pin the bout down to the January 2 date.
UFC 108 is expected to take place in Las Vegas, with a likely main event between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort for the UFC middleweight championship.
Dos Santos is fresh off of his impressive third round stoppage of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic during UFC 103, following back to back Octagon victories over the likes of Stefan Struve and Fabricio Werdum. A win over Gonzaga will move dos Santos that much closer to a crack at the UFC heavyweight championship.
Gonzaga will be looking to build on his previous TKO victory over Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 102 on the heels of his knockout defeat to Shane Carwin during UFC 96. With a UFC record of 7-3, the only thing standing between Gonzaga and another title shot is a win over a legitimate top contender such as dos Santos.
Below is a full list of the bouts expected for the card:
Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort
Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva
Junior Dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout
Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon