He most recently signed with Canadian promotion MFC returning to light-heavyweight and lost his debut to up-and-comer Ryan Jimmo.
He was next set to fight Dwayne Lewis, again in the MFC. Instead, about a month before the fight, Lewis was changed to face another more important opponent.
After a lengthy lay-off, Gouveia was next set to once again to face Lewis once again, this time in a five-round non-title fight. Gouveia didn't need five rounds. He didn't even need three. He defeated Lewis via second round TKO.
Instead Gouveia next fought outside of the MFC against Kyle Keeney defeating Keeney via a fifty-second TKO after leg kicks and punches. After the Keeney fight in April 2012, Gouveia didn't fight for over a year.
- Wilson Gouveia vs. Wes Combs - The fight was Gouveia's first UFC win. After the fight, Wes Combs was cut from the UFC.
- Wilson Gouveia vs. Carmelo Marrero - The fight was Carmelo Marrero's light-heavyweight debut.
- Wilson Gouveia vs. Jason Lambert - The fight ended in a brutal knockout victory for Gouveia.
- Wilson Gouveia vs. Ryan Jensen - The fight was Gouveia's middleweight debut. Ryan Jensen was a last-minute replacement for Jeremy Horn.
- Wilson Gouveia vs. Jason MacDonald - Gouveia did not make weight and he forfeited a portion of his purse to Jason MacDonald.
- Nate Marquardt vs. Wilson Gouveia
- Alan Belcher vs. Wilson Gouveia - After the fight, Gouveia was cut.
- Wilson Gouveia vs. Ryan Jimmo - The fight was Gouveia's MFC debut. Gouveia came in overweight forcing the fight to take place at a catchweight of 208 pounds, and he was deducted a portion of his purse, with the money going to Ryan Jimmo. The fight was for a light-heavyweight title shot.