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Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Gleison Tibau defeats Kurt Pellegrino via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Gleison Tibau
Mmaweekly large Kurt "Batman" Pellegrino

Tibau
Decision
Round 3

23-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   16-5-0
Climbed to 24-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 16-6
-155 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +125 (Slight Underdog)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Coconut Creek, Florida   Fighting out of   Point Pleasant, New Jersey
27 years, 8 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 10 months, 5 days
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   71.0" (180cm)
American Top Team   Gym   Pellegrino Mixed Martial Arts
UFC 128
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
  • Date: Saturday 03.19.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: The Prudential Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Pellegrino Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tibau Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Pellegrino vs. Tibau Wiki Update Wiki

Tibau enters the cage first to Black Sabbath's "Iron Man," looking typically enormous for a 155er. Point Pleasant, New Jersey native Kurt Pellegrino follows him in with Kenny Florian in his corner.


Tibau declines to touch as the opening bell sounds. The men circle through the first 45 seconds. Tibau is throwing hard, but not yet connecting. Tibau looks for an outside leg trip but Pellegrino shrugs it off. Tibau throws knees against the cage, pinning "Batman" against the fence with his head. Head kick from Pellegrino is blocked. Both men are having trouble landing in the center of the Octagon. Pellegrino then attempts a single and is rebuffed. Neither man can seize an advantage. Tibau lands a quick double leg but Pellegrino bounces back up immediately. The men jockey for position against the cage. A good flurry in the last ten seconds is the best action of a close round.


Round two begins with more feinting by both men in the center. Neither is opening up. Pellegrino wades in with punches but none land. Barely a single heavy shot landed by either man halfway through the fight. Inside leg kick by Pellegrino. Pellegrino suddenly rocks Tibau badly with a huge right, followed quickly by another right, and follows up with a big takedown into side control. Pellegrino lands again and Tibau is in survival mode. Pellegrino remains in control on top but is having trouble following up his huge shot. Tibau is patiently recovering, but can't return to guard for over a minute. Tibau is cut over his left eye. Tibau bounces up with 0:40 remaining in the round. He looks recovered but the round belongs to Pellegrino off of his big right hand.


The men resume the pattern of difficulty landing in the early goings of the third. Tibau is throwing the left hand hard. Tibau attempts a takedown but succeeds only in pressing Batman against the cage once again. Tibau lands a nice left. Tibau stuffs a takedown of Pellgrino's and shortly thereafter secures one of his own. Tibau briefly holds side control and then lands a few shots as Pellegrino stands. Tibau controls the round with 90 seconds remaining. Tibau bloodying Pellegrino, who is getting tired and sloppy. Tibau lands another takedown with 30 seconds remaining that looks to secure him the round, but the fight as a whole is close as the men go the distance.


The judges have it 29-28 Tibau, 29-28 Pellegrino, and 29-28 Tibau, who is the winner by Split Decision.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:41 PM ET
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Pellegrino vs. Tibau Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1175  
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Pellegrino vs. Tibau Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Awww cute lol RT @TibauATT: @kurtpellegrino Thanks. You're a great fighter and a good person.
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I'm waiting your vote, go to Rio! http://www.ufc.com/rio-votacao?changeRegion=4
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So cool! http://www.flickr.com/photos/edmulholland/5550949565/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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KKKK....muito engraçado este vídeo, me mandaram o link agora. Entrevista no Jô ontem...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cue4Q3UEaSY
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@kurtpellegrino Thanks. You're a great fighter and a good person.
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Well hello @TibauATT I see u joined my army lol by the way nice shirt #classicTibau http://plixi.com/p/86560066
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O i want one RT @JennyJohnsonHi5: Thank you to @AlyssaJewellery I love my necklace! http://plixi.com/p/86539204
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I have @ufc gloves that I used last week for training that I'm going to give away when I reach 25,000
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Tweet tweet
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That's funny RT @Faberfan2: RT @TibauATT: The real Batman is here. http://twitpic.com/4ct3hc @kurtpellegrino
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UFC Brazil, i need your vote! Come on! http://www.ufc.com/rio-votacao?changeRegion=4
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Aos amigos que ainda não votaram, segue o link pro UFC RJ. Vamo lá galera! http://www.ufc.com/rio-votacao?changeRegion=4
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Quem acha que vida de lutador é moleza...rs..vejam esse video, ficou 10 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clwQOcL-pXA
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Entrevista após a luta com Batman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L975S5LaLdc
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My fan @Steele81111. Great picture! - http://twitpic.com/4ct5ex
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My fan @Steele81111. Great picture! http://twitpic.com/4ct5ex
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The real Batman is here - http://twitpic.com/4ct3hc
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The real Batman is here. http://twitpic.com/4ct3hc
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Ok can someone tell the rain to stop please I would like to ride my Harley sometime SOON!!!!!!!
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At @Pellegrino_MMA getting ready to teach a morning gi class
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Going to give my wife a dutch oven tonight and when she ask why I did that I'll tell her she knows why then I'll turn around and fall asleep
4 days
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The mats were full tonight at @Pellegrino_MMA and after class I ran an awesome team mma practice great job boys
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Love it RT @Astudney5: @kurtpellegrino whAt do u think? http://yfrog.com/h0mc8faj
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I uploaded a YouTube video -- Entrevista após a luta com Batman http://youtu.be/L975S5LaLdc?a
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Baraúnas!! http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/noticia/2011/03/brasil-afora-eternizado-por-cicero-ramalho-baraunas-orgulha-mossoro.html
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I uploaded a YouTube video -- Gleison Tibau Final Round with Pellegrino 'Do or Die' http://youtu.be/WLipcGkD9X8?a
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Gleison Tibau Final Round with Pellegrino 'Do or Die' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLipcGkD9X8
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Another side....Thanks! @hayabusa_mma,@FVSTR,@Fahrenheitnutri,@epicsportsmma,@americantopteam http://twitpic.com/4ckhk6
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Short of the fight against Batman.Thanks! @hayabusa_mma,@FVSTR,@Fahrenheitnutri,@epicsportsmma,@americantopteam. http://twitpic.com/4ckgwy
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http://twitpic.com/4ckbz7 - Nesta quarta-feira de muito sol aqui em Miami, acompanhando a construção do site - http://www.gleisontibau.com
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Yep done RT @JKMafiaMama: @kurtpellegrino did u get the chair?
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His middle nameRT @JennyJohnsonHi5: @kurtpellegrino I thought you were going to name him Jenny or Super Jenny or Baby Boy Jenny...
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My sons room is DONE now we have about 2 weeks until Kurt Jr. Is here
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Here in babies R us buying a chair for my sons room. I'm telling Melissa I'm trying it out so good night lol
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Good morning twitterland
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Internet favorece mobilização apartidária em regimes fechados - Revolta no Mundo Árabe - iG http://t.co/d4MkmIQ
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That's a tough one RT @PaigeDMB22: @kurtpellegrino you can KO either Janelle or Amber without going to jail, which ONE do you KO?
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Hey @JennyJohnsonHi5 please watch #teenmom if u ever need a pick me up after u see #janelle u will feel like 100,000,000,000 dollars
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OMG can't wait for next Tuesday for #teenmom what the hell did #janelle do to get herself in jail.........
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@FollowACE hello
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I uploaded a YouTube video -- TATAME TV Tibau comemora vitória no UFC 128 http://youtu.be/CPlVeBPOT2w?a
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#teenmom is on if your feeling down and out and want to feel GREAT about yourself watch it #janelle is a real piece of SHIT enjoy!!!
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Vai ter uma versão em inglês também - ainda não está pronto. Podem sugerir mais coisas, fiquem à vontade. O pessoal tá trabalhando nele..
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Aí galera, meu site ainda está saindo do forno. Gostaria que comentassem, o que acharam, os conteudos, etc - http://www.gleisontibau.com
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Pros amigos e amigas que querem rever a luta, me passaram esse link - http://blip.tv/file/4910914
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I uploaded a YouTube video -- Gleison Tibau - ATT Fighter http://youtu.be/clwQOcL-pXA?a
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Tweets, and tweets... http://twitpic.com/4c9uih
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é hora de descanso mesmo. Vamos pra disney? - http://twitpic.com/4c9sgr
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Relax total hoje em casa. Falando com os amigos no celular, atualizando meu Facebook e tuitando com a galera....
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I uploaded a YouTube video -- GLEISON TIBAU FALA POR TELEFONE DE PREPARAÇÃO PARA UFC 128 http://youtu.be/QSpRz9CtC2c?a
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I uploaded a YouTube video -- Gleison Tibau Japan http://youtu.be/JHFGC0Jbn6w?a
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The best t-shirt! I was wearing before and after the UFC 128 fight. Very nice prints ...so cool! http://www.fvstr.com/shop/tees.html
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I'm going to help my wife train for our baby in two weeks, I'm going to wear a diaper and shit myself to see if she still has it #awesome
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While driving in your car or truck if you are making a right turn or a left turn use your blinker it helps #KurtTip #KurtFact
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Morning twitterbugs what's good
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@Bartimus7 I know I know I find myself doing that all the time
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Can't wait to put my GI on tonight and teach at @Pellegrino_MMA for the first time I'm a long time can't wait !!!!!!
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Win some and u lose some I'm going to take a deep breath now hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ok feeling better now
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I hate U #ClassicPellegrino http://plixi.com/p/84645855
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Good night fuckers I'll tweet ya in the morning  #boom #ClassicPellegrino
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Great I'm ready !! RT @Johnbought: @kurtpellegrino how u feeling coach? #warpellegrino
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charlie sheen is winning because chuck norris isnt playing. #ClassicPellegrino #boom
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I promise HELL in coming march 19th @ufc 128 #war
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Hey @kennyflorian & @JonChaimberg can I get a RT for letting u guys sleep over this week? #classickurt #bestfriends #classic-US
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True RT @kennyflorian: Here's a little @JonChaimberg fun fact. Hates people. Loves dogs.
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Hey spread the word I'm going to do a give away once I reach 25,000 followers #gloves #walkoutshirt #shorts
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No RT @M_Schille225: @kurtpellegrino good morning Kurt, cool profile pic, did it hurt a lot?
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Lol RT @TheBear1214: @kurtpellegrino sounds more like a Lardieri diet tip
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Had for breakfast : eggs, bacon ,white toast, corn beef hash, potatoes, coffee, soda, and cheese all over everything yummm #KenFloDietTip
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It's pretty cool RT @KungFuJoeMarino: @kurtpellegrino Diggin' the new profile pic, coach.
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U better RT @Colin_Ziemer: @kurtpellegrino ill be training @pellegrinomma this summer
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#yesssssssssssss
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Training tonight at @Pellegrino_MMA with @JonChaimberg @kennyflorian and myself should be some good training :)
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The #PellegrinoFamily prayers and love go out to the people in Japan
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On my way for some kickboxing and tons of sweat and hard work!!!
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Coach @JonChaimberg has taken over at my house http://plixi.com/p/83202168
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Laying in bed and wanted to say tweet tweet ok back to sleep :) #ClassicKurt
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I thought I was the man :( RT @MikeStraka: @kennyflorian you're the man Kenny.
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Hey @kennyflorian coach @JonChaimberg just ask me to be his #bestfriend I told him I have only one but maybe I can make room of one more :)
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Hey @HypeOrDie can I get a RT because everyone else is getting one #classickurt
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Driving in the rain is awesome and yes I tweeted that as I was driving in the rain
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If I had some to give away :(RT @EDIDAS16: @kurtpellegrino if I dress as BATMAN at ufc 128 would you hook me up with pair of tickets?
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Hey twitterbugs I'm doing a give away when I reach 30,000 tell a friend to follow so I can give shit away #classickurt
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#KurtTip #bestfriends #classickurt #classic-US #blackops #teenmom #fuckUjanelle
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Up early and I'm about to pick up @JonChaimberg so he can over look my cardio with coach Sharon :)
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