Gleison Tibau

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Gleison Tibau
Born Janigleison Herculano Alves
(1983-07-10) July 10, 1983 (age 33)
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]
Style Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Team American Top Team
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 1999–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 45
Wins 33
By knockout 4
By submission 13
By decision 16
Losses 12
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 6
By disqualification 1
Website http://www.gleisontibau.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Janigleison Herculano Alves,[3][4] better known as Gleison Tibau (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡlejˈzõ tʃiˈbaw]; born July 10, 1983)[5] is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 1999, he formerly competed for DEEP.[6]

Early life[edit]

Tibau began training for mixed martial arts at 13 and was fighting by 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 northern Brazil. 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 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In the second round he got tired and lost by TKO due to strikes. Tibau took on Jason Dent at UFC 68. Tibau won by unanimous decision. He then took a one fight hiatus from the company and returned to defeat Jeff Cox by submission due to an arm-triangle choke. Tibau then fought undefeated Brit Terry Etim, outwrestling his opponent for a unanimous decision.

Tibau then lost back to back fights to Tyson Griffin at UFC 81 and Joe Stevenson at UFC 86. He was on the verge of release from UFC by president Dana White. He rebounded with back to back wins over Rich Clementi and Jeremy Stephens.

At the TUF 9 Finale, Tibau fought Melvin Guillard. Tibau lost by split decision. Many thought Tibau won the fight.[7]

Tibau's next fight was at UFC 104 where Tibau beat Josh Neer[8] after landing 10 takedowns via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Tibau won his second straight match with a first round TKO over Caol Uno on March 31, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21.[9] Tibau faced Jim Miller on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22.[10] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Tibau beat Kurt Pellegrino on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128[11] via split decision.

Tibau then defeated veteran Rafaello Oliveira[12] 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] losing via unanimous decision.

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

He lost to Evan Dunham on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156[16] by split decision. Tibau then faced John Cholish on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8,[17] winning via second round submission.

Tibau beat Jamie Varner on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164[18] by split decision. With this fight, he became the youngest fighter in UFC history to record 20 bouts.

Tibau lost to Michael Johnson in the last fight of his contract on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168[19] via second round knockout.

On January 16, 2014, Tibau signed a four-fight contract.[20]

Tibau faced Pat Healy on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45,[21] winning by unanimous decision.

Tibau next faced Piotr Hallmann on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51.[22] He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision. This fight earned Tibau his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[23] Following the bout Hallmann failed his post fight drug test due to the presence of drostanolone in his system.[24]

Tibau defeated Norman Parke on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59, replacing Jorge Masvidal,[25] winning via split decision.[26]

Tibau replaced an injured Yancy Medeiros was against Tony Ferguson on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184,[27] losing by submission in the first round, his first submission defeat since his 2008 loss to Joe Stevenson.

Tibau smashed Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 77 on November 7, 2015[28] via a first round submission. Tibau took Trujillo's back, secured a body triangle from the bottom and grabbed a rear-naked choke grip with his arm underneath Trujillo's chin. After a few seconds in this position, referee Keith Peterson halted the contest as he believed that Trujillo was unconscious.[29] Trujillo indicated that he planned to appeal the decision in hopes that the result may be changed to a No Contest.[30]

On December 4, 2015, Tibau was suspended by USADA due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test.[31] On December 23, 2015, it was reported that he had also failed an in-competition test following his win over Trujillo.[32] On February 18, 2016 Tibau was suspended for 2 years by USADA as well as having the result of his fight against Trujillo reversed to a loss.[33]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 33–12 Abel Trujillo DQ (overturned) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 1 1:45 São Paulo, Brazil Originally a technical submission (rear-naked choke) win for Tibau; overturned due to him testing positive for erythropoietin.
Loss 33–11 Tony Ferguson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 184 February 28, 2015 1 2:37 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 33–10 Norman Parke Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver January 18, 2015 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 32–10 Piotr Hallmann Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski September 13, 2014 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil Fight of the Night.
Win 31–10 Pat Healy Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller July 16, 2014 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 30–10 Michael Johnson KO (punches) UFC 168 December 28, 2013 2 1:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 30–9 Jamie Varner Decision (split) UFC 164 August 31, 2013 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 29–9 John Cholish Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold May 18, 2013 2 2:34 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Loss 28–9 Evan Dunham Decision (split) UFC 156 February 2, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 28–8 Francisco Trinaldo Decision (unanimous) UFC 153 October 13, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 27–8 Khabib Nurmagomedov Decision (unanimous) UFC 148 July 7, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 27–7 Rafael dos Anjos Decision (split) UFC 139 November 19, 2011 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Win 26–7 Rafaello Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 130 May 28, 2011 2 3:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 25–7 Kurt Pellegrino Decision (split) UFC 128 March 19, 2011 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 24–7 Jim Miller Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares September 15, 2010 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 24–6 Caol Uno TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi March 31, 2010 1 4:13 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 23–6 Josh Neer Decision (unanimous) UFC 104 October 24, 2009 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States Catchweight (157 lbs) bout; Both fighters missed weight.
Loss 22–6 Melvin Guillard Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale June 20, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 22–5 Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann April 1, 2009 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Catchweight (158 lbs) bout; Both fighters missed weight.
Win 21–5 Rich Clementi Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens February 7, 2009 1 4:35 Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 20–5 Joe Stevenson Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 86 July 5, 2008 2 2:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 20–4 Tyson Griffin Decision (unanimous) UFC 81 February 2, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20–3 Terry Etim Decision (unanimous) UFC 75 September 8, 2007 3 5:00 London, England
Win 19–3 Jeff Cox Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Stout vs. Fisher June 12, 2007 1 1:52 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 18–3 Antonio Moreno TKO (punches) Nordest Combat Championship May 9, 2007 1 0:55 Natal, Brazil
Win 17–3 Jason Dent Decision (unanimous) UFC 68 March 3, 2007 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Loss 16–3 Nick Diaz TKO (punches) UFC 65 November 18, 2006 2 2:27 Sacramento, California, United States Welterweight bout.
Win 16–2 Jedrzej Kubski Submission (rear-naked choke) KO Arena 4 March 11, 2006 1 1:03 Málaga, Spain
Win 15–2 Edilson Florencio Submission (triangle choke) Mega Combate Mossoro December 2, 2005 1 3:26 Mossoro, Brazil
Win 14–2 Fabrício Camões Submission (rear-naked choke) Meca World Vale Tudo 12 July 9, 2005 1 2:15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 13–2 Marcelo Brito Decision (unanimous) Storm Samurai 7 June 11, 2005 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 13–1 Josenildo Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Ceara Open 2 March 10, 2005 3 5:00 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 12–1 Anderson Cruz KO (punches) Octagon Fight February 24, 2005 1 N/A Natal, Brazil
Win 11–1 Josenildo Ramalho Submission (armbar) Brazilian Challenger 2 October 21, 2004 1 N/A Natal, Brazil
Win 10–1 Carlos Alexandre Pereira Submission (rear-naked choke) Champions Night 11 October 7, 2004 1 1:16 Ceara, Brazil
Win 9–1 Adriano Martins Decision (unanimous) Amazon Fight June 20, 2004 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 8–1 Daniel Muralha Submission (armbar) Champions Night 10 May 21, 2004 1 N/A Ceara, Brazil
Win 7–1 Romario da Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) Desafio: Natal vs Nordeste March 9, 2004 1 2:30 Natal, Brazil
Loss 6–1 Eiji Mitsuoka TKO (corner stoppage) DEEP: 11th Impact July 13, 2003 2 3:41 Osaka, Japan
Win 6–0 Fernando Terere Decision (split) Bitetti Combat Nordeste 2 March 20, 2003 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 5–0 Unknown Fighter Submission (americana) TF - Tibau Fight January 11, 2003 1 0:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 4–0 Paulo Boiko Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat Nordeste 1 November 28, 2002 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 3–0 Thiago Alves Submission (armbar) Champions Night 2 June 30, 2001 2 3:31 Natal, Brazil
Win 2–0 Rivanio Regiz Decision (unanimous) CNVTO: Currais Novos Vale Tudo Open May 18, 2000 3 5:00 Currais Novos, Brazil
Win 1–0 Ricardo Ricardo TKO (Retirement) MOVT 3 - Mossoro Open de Vale Tudo 3 December 24, 1999 1 0:00 Natal, Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Miller". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gleison Tibau - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ (PDF) http://web.archive.org/web/20090625025041/http://boxing.nv.gov/2009%20Results%20Web/06-20-09%20MMA.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 25, 2009. Retrieved June 25, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Gleison Tibau’s First Step to The Top Takes Place Saturday". UFC.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  5. ^ "UFC 148 Media Notes". UFC. June 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20091217183019/http://www.tatame.com.br:80/2008/01/14/Gleison-Tibau. Archived from the original on December 17, 2009. Retrieved March 20, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale live round by round updates and official results
  8. ^ "Sherk out, Neer in to face Gleison Tibau at UFC 104". 
  9. ^ "Gleison Tibau vs. Caol Uno at Fight Night 21". tatame.com. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  10. ^ "MILLER VS TIBAU SEPT. 15, TUF 12 DEBUT EXPECTED". mmaweekly.com. 2010-05-24. 
  11. ^ "Pellegrino vs. Tibau slated for UFC 129 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. December 15, 2010. 
  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. ^ Dana Becker (2014-05-05). "UFC Fight Night 45 Secures Pat Healy-Gleison Tibau". fightline.com. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  22. ^ Staff (2014-07-29). "Hallmann-Tibau booked for UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  23. ^ "UFC Fight Night 51 bonuses: Arlovski, Pepey, Tibau and Hallmann win $50,000 bonuses". MMAjunkie.com. September 13, 2014. 
  24. ^ Staff (October 6, 2014). "'Fight of the Night' winner Piotr Hallmann fails UFC Fight Night 51 drug test". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  25. ^ Staff (2014-12-04). "Jorge Masvidal out, Gleison Tibau meets Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 59". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-04. 
  26. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-01-18). "UFC Fight Night 59 results: Gleison Tibau outworks Norman Parke for split decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  27. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2015-02-03). "Gleison Tibau replaces Yancy Medeiros, faces Tony Ferguson at UFC 184". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  28. ^ Sean Bio (2015-08-04). "Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo added to UFC Sao Paulo in November". cagepages.com. Retrieved 2015-08-04. 
  29. ^ Nick Baldwin (2015-11-08). "'Disappointed' Abel Trujillo on controversial loss: 'I didn't get to fight'". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  30. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (November 11, 2015). "Abel Trujillo will appeal loss to Gleison Tibau in Brazil". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  31. ^ "UFC Statement on Gleison Tibau". UFC. 
  32. ^ "Gleison Tibau notified of in-competition testing failure, his second failed drug test". MMAjunkie. 
  33. ^ "Gleison Tibau Accepts Doping Sanction - UFC - USADA". UFC Anti-Doping Program. 

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