Fans in Brazil will be pleased to find out two of the top BJJers in the UFC’s lightweight division will lock horns when the organization stops in the South American nation for UFC on FX 8. Likewise, the match-up should make fans in general smile as well given both competitors’ potential for putting foes away.
Tibau is 26-9 with eleven submissions to his credit and a number of notable victories including those of Rafael dos Anjos, Kurt Pellegrino, Jeremy Stephens, and Josh Neer. However, he will be looking to get back on the winning track against Cholish after suffering a Split Decision loss to Evan Dunham in his last outing.
Like Tibau, Cholish is also coming off a stumble and should be especially hungry to come out triumphant as a result. He holds an overall record of 8-2 with seven stoppages.
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