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UFC Fight Night 22 scheduled for Sept. 15, Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau rumored

Keeping close to custom, the twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter – featuring a group of lightweight up-and-comers – will be prefaced by a UFC Fight Night. first reported that UFC Fight Night 22, featuring a lightweight matchup between Jim Miller and Gleison Tibau, will lead into the first episode of the thriving reality show. Taking place on September 15, no venue or city has been announced. Miller vs. Tibau is, as of now, the only rumored bout on the card.

Miller rides a four-fight win streak into the octagon, having dropped a unanimous decision to oft-overlooked contender Gray Maynard back in March, 2009. Tibau, who is 7-4 in the UFC, fights behind a two-fight win streak, having defeated Josh Neer and Caol Uno in his last fights. The featured bout could have contender-status implications, as both men have lost only to the best of the UFC’s lightweight division.

Stay tuned as the fight card for UFC Fight Night 22 fills out and more matchups are announced.

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