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UFN 59 Undergoes Slight Change

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An injury to Jorge Masvidal has opened the door for Gleison Tibau to compete this January.

Tibau replaces Masvidal in a scheduled scrap with Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 59 on January 18 from the TD Garden in Boston. The two will open the main card, which features Conor McGregor-Dennis Siver and Benson Henderson-Eddie Alvarez.

Tibau (30-10) has picked up back-to-back victories and is 4-1 in his last five overall. He earned a split decision over Piotr Hallmann in his most recent fight.

Parke (20-2-1) was set to face Diego Sanchez earlier this year before an injury knocked him out. He is a teammate of McGregor’s and is unbeaten in five UFC appearances.

Below is the current lineup:

Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez

Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Costas Philippou

Welterweight: Zhang Lipeng vs. Chris Wade

Light Heavyweight: Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell

Welterweight: John Howard vs. Lorenz Larkin

Flyweight: Patrick Holohan vs. Shane Howell

Lightweight: Paul Felder vs. Johnny Case

Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer

Flyweight: Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez

Featherweight: Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano


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