Gleison Tibau

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Gleison Tibau
BornJanigleison Herculano Alves
(1983-07-10) July 10, 1983 (age 30)
Tibau, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Welterweight
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)
StyleWrestling
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida, United States
TeamAmerican Top Team
Rankblack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active1999–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total38
Wins28
By knockout3
By submission12
By decision13
Losses10
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision6
Websitehttp://www.gleisontibau.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Gleison Tibau
BornJanigleison Herculano Alves
(1983-07-10) July 10, 1983 (age 30)
Tibau, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Welterweight
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)
StyleWrestling
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida, United States
TeamAmerican Top Team
Rankblack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active1999–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total38
Wins28
By knockout3
By submission12
By decision13
Losses10
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision6
Websitehttp://www.gleisontibau.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Janigleison Herculano Alves,[1][2] better known as Gleison Tibau (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡlejˈzõ tʃiˈbaw]; born July 10, 1983 in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)[3] is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is one of the largest lightweights in MMA, weighing up to 185 pounds by the time he enters the cage.[4]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Tibau began training for mixed martial arts when he was 13 years old and was fighting by the time he was 15. He was a state champion in Rio De Janeiro in both jiu-jitsu and wrestling. He was brought up as a fighter in Kimura team, from the northern part of Brazil. Today Tibau trains at American Top Team.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Tibau made his UFC debut at welterweight against Nick Diaz. Tibau started strong and was taking Diaz down efficiently while avoiding submissions using his jiu-jitsu. In the second round he tired and lost by TKO due to strikes.

After the fight, Tibau took on Jason Dent at UFC 68. Tibau dominated the fight and won by unanimous decision. He then took a one fight hiatus from the company and returned defeating Jeff Cox by submission due to an arm triangle choke. Tibau then took on undefeated Brit Terry Etim, outwrestling his opponent and taking a unanimous decision.

Tibau then lost back to back fights to Tyson Griffin at UFC 81 and then to Joe Stevenson at UFC 86. He then rebounded with back to back wins over Rich Clementi and Jeremy Stephens.

At the TUF 9 Finale, Tibau fought Melvin Guillard. The fight ended with Tibau losing by split decision. The fight was very controversial as many thought Tibau won the fight.[5]

Tibau's next fight was set to be against former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk at UFC 104. Sherk pulled out of the fight and was replaced by Josh Neer.[6] Tibau defeated Neer after landing a total of 10 takedowns during the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Tibau won his second straight fight with a first round TKO over Caol Uno on March 31, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21.[7]

Tibau faced Jim Miller on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22.[8] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Tibau faced Kurt Pellegrino on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128.[9] He won the fight via split decision.

Tibau was expected to face Bart Palaszewski on May 28, 2011 at UFC 130, replacing an injured Cody McKenzie.[10] Palaszewski was also injured and replaced by return UFC veteran Rafaello Oliveira.[11] Tibau defeated Oliveira via second round rear naked choke, earning Submission of the Night honors.

Tibau won via split decision against Rafael dos Anjos on November 19, 2011 at UFC 139.[12]

Tibau next faced undefeated prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Tibau fought Francisco Trinaldo on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153.[14] He defeated Trinaldo via unanimous decision.

Tibau next faced Evan Dunham on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156.[15] He lost the fight by split decision.

Tibau faced John Cholish on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8.[16] He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Tibau faced Jamie Varner on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164.[17] He won the fight by split decision. With this fight, he became the youngest fighter in UFC history to record 20 bouts with the promotion.

Tibau faced Michael Johnson in the last fight of his contract on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168.[18] He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.

On January 16th, 2014, it was announced that Tibau and UFC have come to an agreement of a new four-fight contract.[19]

Tibau was expected to face Mairbek Taisumov on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38.[20] However, Tibau pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Michel Prazeres.[21]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss28–10Michael JohnsonTKO (punches)UFC 168December 28, 201321:32Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win28–9Jamie VarnerDecision (split)UFC 164August 31, 201335:00Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win27–9John CholishSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC on FX: Belfort vs. RockholdMay 18, 201322:34Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Loss26–9Evan DunhamDecision (split)UFC 156February 2, 201335:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win26–8Francisco TrinaldoDecision (unanimous)UFC 153October 13, 201235:00Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss25–8Khabib NurmagomedovDecision (unanimous)UFC 148July 7, 201235:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win25–7Rafael dos AnjosDecision (split)UFC 139November 19, 201135:00San Jose, California, United States
Win24–7Rafaello OliveiraSubmission (rear naked choke)UFC 130May 28, 201123:28Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesSubmission of the Night.
Win23–7Kurt PellegrinoDecision (split)UFC 128March 19, 201135:00Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss22–7Jim MillerDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. PalharesSeptember 15, 201035:00Austin, Texas, United States
Win22–6Caol UnoTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. GomiMarch 31, 201014:13Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win21–6Josh NeerDecision (unanimous)UFC 104October 24, 200935:00Los Angeles, California, United States157 lb Catchweight.
Loss20–6Melvin GuillardDecision (split)The Ultimate Fighter 9 FinaleJune 20, 200935:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win20–5Jeremy StephensDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. KampmannApril 1, 200935:00Nashville, Tennessee, United States158 lb Catchweight.
Win19–5Rich ClementiSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. StephensFebruary 7, 200914:35Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss18–5Joe StevensonSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 86July 5, 200822:57Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss18–4Tyson GriffinDecision (unanimous)UFC 81February 2, 200835:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win18–3Terry EtimDecision (unanimous)UFC 75September 8, 200735:00London, England
Win17–3Jeff CoxSubmission (arm triangle choke)UFC Fight Night: Stout vs FisherJune 12, 200711:52Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win16–3Antonio MorenoTKO (punches)Nordest Combat ChampionshipMay 9, 200710:55Natal, Brazil
Win15–3Jason DentDecision (unanimous)UFC 68March 3, 200735:00Columbus, Ohio, United States
Loss14–3Nick DiazTKO (punches)UFC 65November 18, 200622:27Sacramento, California, United StatesFought at Welterweight.
Win14–2Jedrzej KubskiSubmission (rear naked choke)KO Arena 4March 11, 200611:03Malaga, Spain
Win13–2Edilson FlorencioSubmission (triangle choke)Mega Combate MossoroDecember 2, 200513:26Mossoro, Brazil
Win12–2Fabricio CamoesSubmission (rear naked choke)Meca World Vale Tudo 12July 9, 200512:15Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss11–2Marcelo BritoDecision (unanimous)Storm Samurai 7June 11, 200535:00Curitiba, Brazil
Win11–1Josenildo RodriguesDecision (unanimous)Ceara Open 2March 10, 200535:00Fortaleza, Brazil
Win10–1Anderson CruzKO (punches)Octagon FightFebruary 24, 20051N/ANatal, Brazil
Win9–1Josenildo RamarhoSubmission (armbar)Brazilian Challenger 2October 21, 20041N/ANatal, Brazil
Win8–1Carlos Alexandre PereiraSubmission (rear naked choke)Champions Night 11October 7, 200411:16Ceara, Brazil
Win7–1Adriano MartinsDecision (unanimous)Amazon FightJune 20, 200435:00Manaus, Brazil
Win6–1Daniel MuralhaSubmission (armbar)Champions Night 10May 21, 20041N/ACeara, Brazil
Win5–1Romario Manoel Da SilvaSubmission (rear naked choke)Desafio: Natal vs NordesteMarch 9, 200412:30Natal, Brazil
Loss4–1Eiji MitsuokaTKO (corner stoppage)DEEP - 11th ImpactJuly 13, 200323:41Osaka, Japan
Win4–0Fernando "Tererê" AugustoDecision (split)Bitetti Combat Nordeste 2March 20, 200335:00Natal, Brazil
Win3–0Paulo BoikoDecision (unanimous)Bitetti Combat Nordeste 1November 28, 200235:00Natal, Brazil
Win2–0Thiago AlvesSubmission (armbar)Champions Night 2June 30, 200123:31Natal, Brazil
Win1–0Rivanio RegizDecision (unanimous)CNVTO - Currais Novos Vale Tudo OpenMay 18, 199935:00Currais Novos, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Gleison Tibau’s First Step to The Top Takes Place Saturday". UFC.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "UFC 148 Media Notes". UFC. June 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.tatame.com.br/2008/01/14/Gleison-Tibau
  5. ^ The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale live round by round updates and official results
  6. ^ "Sherk out, Neer in to face Gleison Tibau at UFC 104". 
  7. ^ "Gleison Tibau vs. Caol Uno at Fight Night 21". tatame.com. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  8. ^ "MILLER VS TIBAU SEPT. 15, TUF 12 DEBUT EXPECTED". mmaweekly.com. 2010-05-24. 
  9. ^ "Pellegrino vs. Tibau slated for UFC 129 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. December 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Gleison Tibau Replaces Injured Cody McKenzie at UFC 130; Faces Bart Palaszewski". mmaweekly.com. May 6, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Oliveira Replaces Palaszewski, Faces Tibau at UFC 130". sherdog.com. May 19, 2011. 
  12. ^ "UFC 139 confirmed for San Jose, adds Rafael dos Anjos vs. Gleison Tibau". mmajunkie.com. 16 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov added to July's UFC 148 event". mmajunkie.com. March 29, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Francisco Drinaldo announces UFC 153 fight with Gleison Tibau". mmajunkie.com. August 2, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau Added to UFC 156". mmaweekly.com. December 6, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Gleison Tibau vs. John Cholish joins UFC on FX 8 lineup". mmajunkie.com. March 6, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lightweights Jamie Varner and Gleison Tibau set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee". mmajunkie.com. June 19, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau lightweight bout set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. September 18, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Gleison Tibau signs new four-fight deal with the UFC". mmafighting.com. January 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-01-22). "Three fights added to UFC Fight Night card in Natal". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  21. ^ Staff. "Gleison Tibau out, Mairbek Taisumov gets new UFC Fight Night 38 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 

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