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Pat Healy and Jamie Varner added to UFC on Fox 9

Written on October 07, 2013 by Hector

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UFC on Fox 9 gets deeper with the addition of Jamie Varner and Pat Healy

The highly stacked UFC on Fox 9 gets even more loaded with the addition of the lightweight showdown between Jamie Varner and Pat Healy. The two lightweights are known to put up highly entertaining fights and both are recipients of Fight of the Night honors.

However, both of them have also lost their previous matches. Varner is 1 – 2 after defeating Edson Barboza in a fight that is considered as the Upset of the Year of 2012. He dropped a split decision loss to Gleison Tibau in his last fight. Pat Healy also lost his recent outing. He was outclassed by the Russian prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov last September in UFC 165. Prior to that fight, Healy submitted Jim Miller but the win was overturned when Healy tested positive in marijuana in his post-fight test.  He is 0-2 with 1 No Contest in his UFC career.

The event which will take place on December 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California is headlined with a lightweight title bout between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. It also features several top names in the UFC including former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit and former title contenders in Urijah Faber, Michael McDonald and Chad Mendes.

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Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov, Now a Part of UFC 148

Written on March 30, 2012 by Clive Wilson

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Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov will face each other in UFC 148's lightweight event.

UFC officials have announced that lightweight fighters Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to fight each other in UFC 148.

Tibau has enjoyed three-straight wins and has earned wins over Rafael dos Anjos, Rafaello Oliviera and Kurt Pellegrino.

The upcoming bout will be Nurmagomedov’s second fight on UFC, who is still undefeated and has recently won over opponent, Kamal Shalorus.

UFC 148 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 7. It will be headlined by bantamweight champs Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber. The two served as opposing coaches in the competion-style reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter: Live”.

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Gleison Tibau will Face Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 139

Written on August 17, 2011 by Lulu

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Rafael Dos Anjos will face his fellow Brazilian, Gleison Tibau, on the upcoming UFC 139 this November.

Coming from an astonishing first round victory through a knockout, Rafael Dos Anjos will return inside the Octagon for the upcoming UFC 139 to face his fellow Brazilian, Gleison Tibau. Officials from UFC announced the new bout on Tuesday.

Rafael Dos Anjos was a big underdog heading into his fight against George Sotiropoulos at UFC 132. However he walked out that night as the winner by knocking out the Australian in the first round of their match. Currently on his 4-3 career stats in the UFC, Rafael Dos Anjos will attempt to add one more victory as he faces his fellow countryman – Gleison Tibau – in November.

On the other hand, Gleison Tibau comes into UFC 139 on a two fight win streak after picking up victories over Kurt Pellegrino and Rafaello Oliveira. The long time American Top Team fighter will meet his opponent in San Jose as part of the UFC 139 undercard.

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UFC 130 to Bring Back Rafaello Oliveira Against Gleison Tibau

Written on May 20, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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After a lot of changes occured, Rafaello Oliveira and Gleison Tibau are set to face each other in the UFC 130 preliminary lightweight card.

Rafaello Oliveira will be Gleison Tibau’s new opponent, as he replaces the injured Bart Palaszewski in the coming UFC 130 preliminary lightweight bout.

Rafaello Oliveira, aka “Tractor”, has won against Nik Lentz and John Gunderson via unanimous decision. But he officially resigned to the UFC after his tough loss against Andre Winner by a unanimous decision. Meanwhile, Gleison Tibau’s latest victory was against Kurt Pellegrino via a split decision at UFC 128, where he improve his 22-7 professional record by winning three consecutive fights.

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Possible Bout for Clementi Against Aoki at DREAM ‘Fight for Japan’

Written on May 18, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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UFC veteran Rich Clementi sees possibility to have a toe-to-toe fight against Shinya Aoki at DREAM 'Fight for Japan.'

Rich Clementi, a UFC veteran, has the nearest chance to fight Shinya Aoki at Dream “Fight for Japan” on May 29 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitam, Japan. This report was according to FEG USA’s Mike Kogan. Kogan has twitted that both parties has already agreed in the bout and they only have to sign the contract to make it official.

Rich Clementi has 7-7 record in the UFC including back to back losses to Gray Maynard and Gleison Tibau that led into his release by the organization.

In connection to Rich Clementi and Shinya Aoki bout, Jamie Varner was also named as possible opponent for Aoki but he and William Freire was unable to the fight due to various reasons. BJ Penn’s student Shane Nelson was also in the list for Aoki’s possible opponent but its possibility has not push through.

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Tibau Takes McKenzie’s Place Against Palaszewski in UFC 130

Written on May 06, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Injured Cody McKenzie will not be able to fight in UFC 130, and stepping on his place will be Gleison Tibau.

Cody McKenzie, who is still injured, will not be able to fight Bart Palaszewski at UFC 130 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 28. UFC President, Dana White, confirmed yesterday that Gleison Tibau agreed verbally to take the challenge in replacing Cody McKenzie to fight Bart Palaszewski.

Bart Palaszewski, who will make his first fight in UFC, has three consecutive wins and one loss against Kamal Shalorus through a split decision in WEC lightweight division bout. On the other hand, Gleison Tibau has 22-7 win loss record in UFC. The fight look much prettier to the latter who won his fight against Kurt Pellegrino through a split decision last UFC 128 in New Jersey.

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