Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Gleison Tibau via 3 Round Decision
|17-0-0||Pro Record At Fight||26-7-0||Climbed to 18-0||Record After Fight||Fell to 26-8|
|+140 (Slight Underdog)||Betting Odds||-165 (Slight Favorite)|
|San Jose, California||Fighting out of||Coconut Creek, Florida|
|23 years, 9 months, 3 days||Age at Fight||28 years, 11 months, 6 days|
|155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)|
|5'10" (178cm)||Height||5'10" (178cm)|
|70.0" (178cm)||Reach||71.0" (180cm)|
|American Kickboxing Academy||Gym||American Top Team|
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
- Date: Saturday 07.07.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
- Referee: Mario Yamasaki
- Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 11)
- 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
- Tibau Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Nurmagomedov Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
Tibau vs. Nurmagomedov Wiki Update Wiki
The fourth bout of UFC 148 saw Gleison Tibau take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in the lightweight division.
Tibau backed Nurmagomedov into the fence early but the Russian kept his at arms reach and both men missed their early punches. Nurmagomedov snagged a single leg and drove hard for a takedown but Tibau defended. Nurmagomedov landed some nice punches, darting in from range as Tibau was having trouble with his speed.
The fighters boxed early in the second and Tibau landed a nice left from the Southpaw stance. Tibau got a brief takedown but could not keep the Russian down, and Nurmagomedov landed some nice combos when he got back to his feet then pushed Tibau into the fence and separated to land more big punches. Tibau was cut over the right eye.
Nurmagomedov backed Tibau up early in the third and failed on another takedown attempt then separated and landed some nice punches. Tibau got a takedown but Nurmagomedov sprang back to his feet and went on the attack. Tibau landed almost nothing as Nurmagomedov came forward and landed glancing hooks.
The judges scored the bout 30-27 across the board for Nurmagomedov, giving him the Unanimous Decision victory.
Tibau vs. Nurmagomedov Fight Predictions
Tibau vs. Nurmagomedov 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.
- Ready for weigh ins tomorrow in my @HAYABUSA_MMA shorts and my @RYUapparel walk out gear!
- 2 days
- My new @RYUApparel gear just got here, I love it! Now I'm ready to fight! http://t.co/kBYUJbYe
- 6 days