According to TheFightNetwork.com, Tyson Griffin (10-1, 3-1 UFC) will face Gleison Tibau (15-4, 3-1 UFC) at UFC 81. This fight has apparently been confirmed by representatives from Xtreme Couture.
Griffin is coming off a unanimous decision victory against the previously undefeated Thiago Tavares at UFC 76. That fight was the third in succession for Griffin in which he gained “Fight of the Night” honors.
Gleison Tibau started his UFC career at welterweight where he lost by TKO to Nick Diaz in the 2nd round at UFC 65, since then he has gone on to achieve four straight victories at lightweight. The most recent of these victories being a unanimous decision over Terry Etim at UFC 75.
UFC 81 will be held on February 2nd, at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre.
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