Gleison Tibau

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Gleison Tibau
Born Janigleison Herculano Alves
(1983-07-10) July 10, 1983 (age 31)
Tibau, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Team American Top Team
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 1999–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 40
Wins 30
By knockout 3
By submission 12
By decision 15
Losses 10
By knockout 3
By submission 1
By decision 6
Website http://www.gleisontibau.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Janigleison Herculano Alves,[2][3] better known as Gleison Tibau (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡlejˈzõ tʃiˈbaw]; born July 10, 1983 in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)[4] is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 1999, he has also formerly competed for DEEP.[5]

Background[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 Brazilian 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.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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 got 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Tibau faced Jim Miller on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22.[9] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Tibau faced Kurt Pellegrino on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128.[10] 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.[11] Palaszewski was also injured and replaced by return UFC veteran Rafaello Oliveira.[12] 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.[13]

Tibau next faced undefeated prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Tibau fought Francisco Trinaldo on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153.[15] He defeated Trinaldo via unanimous decision.

Tibau next faced Evan Dunham on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156.[16] He lost the fight by split decision.

Tibau faced John Cholish on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8.[17] He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Tibau faced Jamie Varner on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164.[18] 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.[19] 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.[20]

Tibau was expected to face Mairbek Taisumov on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38.[21] However, Tibau pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Michel Prazeres.[22]

Tibau faced Pat Healy on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45.[23] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Tibau next faced Piotr Hallmann on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51.[24] He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision. The fight also earned Tibau his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[25]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 30–10 Piotr Hallmann Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski September 13, 2014 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil Fight of the Night.
Win 29–10 Pat Healy Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller July 16, 2014 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 28–10 Michael Johnson KO (punches) UFC 168 December 28, 2013 2 1:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 28–9 Jamie Varner Decision (split) UFC 164 August 31, 2013 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 27–9 John Cholish Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold May 18, 2013 2 2:34 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Loss 26–9 Evan Dunham Decision (split) UFC 156 February 2, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 26–8 Francisco Trinaldo Decision (unanimous) UFC 153 October 13, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 25–8 Khabib Nurmagomedov Decision (unanimous) UFC 148 July 7, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 25–7 Rafael dos Anjos Decision (split) UFC 139 November 19, 2011 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Win 24–7 Rafaello Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 130 May 28, 2011 2 3:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 23–7 Kurt Pellegrino Decision (split) UFC 128 March 19, 2011 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 22–7 Jim Miller Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares September 15, 2010 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 22–6 Caol Uno TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi March 31, 2010 1 4:13 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 21–6 Josh Neer Decision (unanimous) UFC 104 October 24, 2009 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States 157 lb Catchweight.
Loss 20–6 Melvin Guillard Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale June 20, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20–5 Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann April 1, 2009 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States 158 lb Catchweight.
Win 19–5 Rich Clementi Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens February 7, 2009 1 4:35 Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 18–5 Joe Stevenson Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 86 July 5, 2008 2 2:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 18–4 Tyson Griffin Decision (unanimous) UFC 81 February 2, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–3 Terry Etim Decision (unanimous) UFC 75 September 8, 2007 3 5:00 London, England
Win 17–3 Jeff Cox Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Stout vs. Fisher June 12, 2007 1 1:52 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 16–3 Antonio Moreno TKO (punches) Nordest Combat Championship May 9, 2007 1 0:55 Natal, Brazil
Win 15–3 Jason Dent Decision (unanimous) UFC 68 March 3, 2007 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Loss 14–3 Nick Diaz TKO (punches) UFC 65 November 18, 2006 2 2:27 Sacramento, California, United States Welterweight bout.
Win 14–2 Jedrzej Kubski Submission (rear-naked choke) KO Arena 4 March 11, 2006 1 1:03 Malaga, Spain
Win 13–2 Edilson Florencio Submission (triangle choke) Mega Combate Mossoro December 2, 2005 1 3:26 Mossoro, Brazil
Win 12–2 Fabricio Camoes Submission (rear-naked choke) Meca World Vale Tudo 12 July 9, 2005 1 2:15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 11–2 Marcelo Brito Decision (unanimous) Storm Samurai 7 June 11, 2005 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 11–1 Josenildo Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Ceara Open 2 March 10, 2005 3 5:00 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 10–1 Anderson Cruz KO (punches) Octagon Fight February 24, 2005 1 N/A Natal, Brazil
Win 9–1 Josenildo Ramarho Submission (armbar) Brazilian Challenger 2 October 21, 2004 1 N/A Natal, Brazil
Win 8–1 Carlos Alexandre Pereira Submission (rear-naked choke) Champions Night 11 October 7, 2004 1 1:16 Ceara, Brazil
Win 7–1 Adriano Martins Decision (unanimous) Amazon Fight June 20, 2004 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 6–1 Daniel Muralha Submission (armbar) Champions Night 10 May 21, 2004 1 N/A Ceara, Brazil
Win 5–1 Romario Manoel Da Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) Desafio: Natal vs Nordeste March 9, 2004 1 2:30 Natal, Brazil
Loss 4–1 Eiji Mitsuoka TKO (corner stoppage) Deep - 11th Impact July 13, 2003 2 3:41 Osaka, Japan
Win 4–0 Fernando "Tererê" Augusto Decision (split) Bitetti Combat Nordeste 2 March 20, 2003 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 3–0 Paulo Boiko Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat Nordeste 1 November 28, 2002 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 2–0 Thiago Alves Submission (armbar) Champions Night 2 June 30, 2001 2 3:31 Natal, Brazil
Win 1–0 Rivanio Regiz Decision (unanimous) CNVTO: Currais Novos Vale Tudo Open May 18, 1999 3 5:00 Currais Novos, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Miller". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Gleison Tibau’s First Step to The Top Takes Place Saturday". UFC.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ "UFC 148 Media Notes". UFC. June 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.tatame.com.br/2008/01/14/Gleison-Tibau
  6. ^ The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale live round by round updates and official results
  7. ^ "Sherk out, Neer in to face Gleison Tibau at UFC 104". 
  8. ^ "Gleison Tibau vs. Caol Uno at Fight Night 21". tatame.com. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  9. ^ "MILLER VS TIBAU SEPT. 15, TUF 12 DEBUT EXPECTED". mmaweekly.com. 2010-05-24. 
  10. ^ "Pellegrino vs. Tibau slated for UFC 129 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. December 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Gleison Tibau Replaces Injured Cody McKenzie at UFC 130; Faces Bart Palaszewski". mmaweekly.com. May 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Oliveira Replaces Palaszewski, Faces Tibau at UFC 130". sherdog.com. May 19, 2011. 
  13. ^ "UFC 139 confirmed for San Jose, adds Rafael dos Anjos vs. Gleison Tibau". mmajunkie.com. 16 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov added to July's UFC 148 event". mmajunkie.com. March 29, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Francisco Drinaldo announces UFC 153 fight with Gleison Tibau". mmajunkie.com. August 2, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau Added to UFC 156". mmaweekly.com. December 6, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Gleison Tibau vs. John Cholish joins UFC on FX 8 lineup". mmajunkie.com. March 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Lightweights Jamie Varner and Gleison Tibau set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee". mmajunkie.com. June 19, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau lightweight bout set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. September 18, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Gleison Tibau signs new four-fight deal with the UFC". mmafighting.com. January 16, 2014. 
  21. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-01-22). "Three fights added to UFC Fight Night card in Natal". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  22. ^ Staff. "Gleison Tibau out, Mairbek Taisumov gets new UFC Fight Night 38 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  23. ^ Dana Becker (2014-05-05). "UFC Fight Night 45 Secures Pat Healy-Gleison Tibau". fightline.com. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  24. ^ Staff (2014-07-29). "Hallmann-Tibau booked for UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  25. ^ "UFC Fight Night 51 bonuses: Arlovski, Pepey, Tibau and Hallmann win $50,000 bonuses". MMAjunkie.com. September 13, 2014. 

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