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Gleison Tibau

Gleison Tibau

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  • Given Name: Janigleison Herculano Alves
  • MMA Record: 32-12-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1983.07.10
  • Last Fight: November 07, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $682,000 USD
  • Born: Natal, Rio Grande Norte, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • Head Coach: Ricardo Liborio
  • Other Coaches: Howard Davis Jr., Chutiphat Runsgawang, Marcos Da Matta

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Gleison Tibau MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Ru Islam Makhachev
32-12-0 14-1-0

Us UFC 220
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.01.20
Loss | Disqualificaton
1:45 Round 1 of 3

Us Abel Trujillo
32-11-0 12-6-0

Br UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.11.07
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:37 Round 1 of 3

Us Tony Ferguson
32-10-0 17-3-0

Us UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.02.28
Odds: +205 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#32 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC 184 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nn Norman Parke
31-10-0 20-2-1

Us UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.01.18
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 ($45K Base, $45K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Macdonald
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pl Piotr Hallmann
30-10-0 15-2-0

Br UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.09.13
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Bonus | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 51 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Pat Healy
29-10-0 26-19-0

Us UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.07.16
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Mairbek Taisumov UFC UFN 38 2014.03.23
Reason: Tibau Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:32 Round 2 of 3, 6:32 Total

Us Michael Johnson
29-9-0 13-8-0

Us UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.12.28
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $39,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Black Sabbath - Iron Man
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jamie Varner
28-9-0 21-7-1

Us UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.08.31
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $74,000 ($37K Base, $37K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Submission | Choke
2:34 Round 2 of 3, 7:34 Total

Us John Cholish
27-9-0 8-2-0

Br UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.05.18
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Evan Dunham
27-8-0 13-3-0

Us UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.02.02
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $33,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Francisco Trinaldo
26-8-0 11-1-0

Br UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.10.13
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Khabib Nurmagomedov
26-7-0 17-0-0

Us UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.07.07
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Rafael dos Anjos
25-7-0 15-5-0

Us UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.11.19
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 ($27K Base, $27K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason McCoy
Win | Submission | Choke
3:28 Round 2 of 3, 8:28 Total

Br Rafaello Oliveira
24-7-0 15-4-0

Us UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.05.28
Odds: -460 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus, $70K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
UFC 130 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Bart Palaszewski UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: Palaszewski Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Kurt Pellegrino
23-7-0 16-5-0

Us UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.03.19
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jim Miller
23-6-0 17-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.09.15
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Jon Schorle
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:13 Round 1 of 3

Jp Caol Uno
22-6-0 25-12-5

Us UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs Gomi
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.03.31
Odds: -298 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Bill Clancy
Cancelled Bout Sean Sherk UFC 104 2009.10.24
Reason: Sherk Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Neer
21-6-0 25-8-1

Us UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
Main Card | Catchweight | 157 lbs

2009.10.24
Odds: -121 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $38,000 ($19K Base, $19K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 157.0 lbs (71.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal | Walkout Music: Black Sabbath - Iron Man
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Melvin Guillard
21-5-0 23-7-2

Us The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.06.20
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $17,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeremy Stephens
20-5-0 16-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 158 lbs

2009.04.01
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.5 lbs (71.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
4:35 Round 1 of 3

Us Rich Clementi
19-5-0 33-13-1

Us UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.02.07
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Cancelled Bout Hermes França UFC 90 2008.10.25
Reason: Tibau Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total

Us Joe Stevenson
19-4-0 28-8-0

Us UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.07.05
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $11,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tyson Griffin
19-3-0 10-1-0

Us UFC 81: Breaking Point
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.02.02
Odds: +303 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $11,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Terry Etim
18-3-0 10-0-0

Gb UFC 75: Champion vs Champion
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.09.08
Odds: -183 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
1:52 Round 1 of 3

Us Jeff Cox
17-3-0 8-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 10: Stout vs Fisher
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.06.12
Odds: -360 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Es Antonio Moreno

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2007.05.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jason Dent
15-3-0 14-7-0

Us UFC 68: Uprising
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.03.03
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:27 Round 2 of 3, 7:27 Total

Us Nick Diaz
15-2-0 13-6-0

Us UFC 65: Bad Intentions
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.11.18
Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Choke

Pl Jędrzej Kubski

Es Spain Regional

2006.03.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Edilson Florencio

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2005.12.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Fabrício Camões

Br Meca World Value Tudo

2005.07.09
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Br Marcelo Brito

Br Storm Samurai

2005.06.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Josenildo Rodrigues

Br Ceara Regional

2005.03.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Anderson Cruz

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2005.02.24
Win | Submission | Armlock

Br Josenildo Ramalho

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2004.10.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Carlos Pereira

Br Ceara Regional

2004.10.07
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Adriano Martins

Br Amazonas Regional

2004.06.20
Win | Submission | Armlock

Br Daniel Maia

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2004.05.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Romario Manoel da Silva

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2004.03.09
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
3:41 Round 2 of 3, 8:41 Total

Jp Eiji Mitsuoka
5-0-0 4-1-1

Jp Deep 11 Impact
Main Card | 78 kg | 78 kg

2003.07.13
Win | Decision | Split

Br Fernando Terere

Br Bitetti Combat

2003.03.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Paulo Roberto Nogueira

Br Bitetti Combat

2002.11.28
Win | Submission | Armlock

Br Thiago Alves

Br Ceara Regional

2001.06.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Rivanio Aranha

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2000.05.18
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Br Ricardo

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

1999.12.24

Gleison Tibau Wiki Update Wiki

After turning professional in 1999, it has been full-steam ahead for Brazilian lightweight fighter Gleison Tibau, as he has put together one of the most complete records in the UFC lightweight division, defeating top welterweight Thiago Alves before either of them were in the Zuffa, LLC fold. Since his UFC debut in 2006, Tibau has been thrown in the pit with the division's young lions, and come out with victories over Rafael Dos Anjos, Jamie Varner, Jeremy Stephens, Josh Neer, and Caol Uno, among others.


A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who trains out of one of the most aggressive and well-trained fight teams in the United States, American Top Team, Tibau is known predominantly for his physical size and strength in the lightest weight division in the UFC. He is known to cut an extraordinary 30 lbs. to make 155, and when he cuts well, he usually demonstrates complete physical dominance over his opposition. It can seem virtually inconceivable by fight time that the enormous Gleison Tibau could weigh only 155 for even a few brief moments, but the scales do not lie. In his fight with Neer at UFC 104, Tibau simply tossed Neer around the ring at will for three rounds to take a unanimous decision. It was a similar story against Uno, as the highly skilled Japanese grappler was simply overwhelmed by Tibau's size, strength and power, bowing out to a barrage of strikes in the first frame. Tibau was on a 6-2 run with his only defeats coming to top contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Evan Dunham. He took on Michael Johnson at UFC 168 but was stopped by knockout in the second round.


TIbau has gotten back on track since losing the Michael Johnson fight, He controlled Pat Healy for 15 minutes to win by Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller. His next bout against Piotr Hallmann at UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 he won via split decision in a very exciting fight, which got both Tibau and Hallmann $50,000 FOTN honours.


Tibau would continue his decision victory pattern with another entertaining split decision win over Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver. This 3 fight win streak come to an explosive end when Tibau filled in for injured Yancy Medeiros, at UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano. Tibau faced Tony Ferguson, Tibau was quickly defeated via Rear Naked Choke at 2:37 in Round 1.

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