TUF winner Tony Ferguson brought the home-town Southern California Staples Center crowd to their feet in the first main card bout of UFC 184, Saturday night. The lightweight took on one of the most successful lightweights in UFC history, Gleison Tibau, but managed to submit the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt in the first round.
The win came at 2:37 of the first round, for Ferguson...
Tony Ferguson impressed tonight in the main card opener at UFC 184 with a first round stoppage victory over seasoned veteran Gleison Tibau.
Ferguson with a leg kick to start. Tibau with a head kick attempt, but falls to the mat off of it and has to scramble back up.
Ferguson back to the leg kick now. He moves forward with purpose to land another one. He continues...
Gleison Tibau managed to outpoint Norman Parke by split decision tonight at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston.
Parke with a body kick to start that’s blocked. He tries a couple of spinning kicks that Tibau moves away from.
Parke into the clinch briefly, but Tibau breaks away. Tibau lands a left hand after a Parke kick. Parke targeting the body with a punch.
An undisclosed injury has forced Jorege Masvidal out of his January 18 scrap against Norman Parke. On Thursday, the UFC confirmed veteran Gleison Tibau (pictured) has agreed to step in and battle Parke at UFC Fight Night 59.
Tibau has won four of his last five fights, including two straight. The Brazilian most recently took a split decision over Piotr Hallmann in September.
On Monday, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced Piotr Hallmann (pictured) tested positive for the steroid drostanolone following last month’s split decision defeat to Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 51.
The lightweight has been suspended nine months, retroactive to his September 13 fight date, for his flunked drug test.
“The athlete Piotr tested positive...
Following last night’s UFC Fight Night 51 event in Brazil the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced.
‘Fight Of The Night’ honors on this occasion were handed out to Gleison Tibau and Piotr Hallmann for their closely fought co-main event which lasted the full three rounds with Tibau emerging as the winner by split decision.
Main event underdog Andrei...
Despite beginning to fade in the third round, Gleison Tibau just did enough in the first two rounds of his fight with Piotr Hallmann at UFC Fight Night 51 this evening in Brazil to help secure a split decision victory.
Hallmann with a leg ick to start. Powerful body kick from Tibau that knocks his opponent off-balance. Tibau immediately unleashes with some hard strikes...
A lightweight affair between Gleison Tibau (pictured) and Pat Healy has been added to UFC Fight Night Atlantic City.
UFC officials confirmed the tango Tuesday.
Both athletes are looking to bounce back from disappointing performances. Tibau had his two-fight winning streak abruptly snapped when he was knocked out by Michael Johnson in December.
Surprisingly, Healy finds himself in...
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