A solid scrap between lightweights has been added to the February 2 lineup for UFC 156 in the form of a bout between Evan Dunham and Gleison Tibau. Both men have called the UFC their professional home for years, compiling a number of impressive victories along the way.
UFC officials have confirmed the clash’s addition to the card.
The 13-3 Dunham seemed to be on his way towards a title-shot after going 4-0 to start out his UFC career including success against Efrain Escudero and Tyson Griffin. He then suffered back-to-back losses but has bounced back nicely, going 2-1 in his last three tilts.
Tibau is one of the division’s largest 155ers, using the size to his advantage when it comes to implementing his grappling attack. He holds an overall record of 26-8 including eleven submissions and wins over the likes of Jeremy Stephens, Kurt Pellegrino, Josh Neer, and Thiago Alves.
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