Gleison Tibau Says He’s Fighting At First Golden Boy MMA Event


Gleison Tibau was recently released by the UFC, ending a decade plus run with the promotion.

The Brazilian has now found a new place to call home in the form of Golden Boy MMA, as Tibau states that he is fighting on their debut card this November, although no opponent was named. 

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“It’s going to be a great show,” Tibau told MMA Fighting. “I’m still feeling weird after more than a decade in the UFC. Everything is so new after years under the UFC brand, inside that Octagon. It’s a new life now, a new cage, a new division. Everything is new. I can’t wait to show I still have it.”

Tibau hasn’t fought outside of the UFC auspices since May of 2007, when he defeated Antonio Moreno by first round TKO at a Nordeste Combat Championship event.

When Tibau does compete in Golden Boy MMA, it will most likely be in the welterweight division.

“I’m feeling super well at 170 pounds,” Tibau said. “I feel stronger, more explosive. I will be able to impose my pressure, strength and explosiveness in the fight.”

Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz III takes place on Saturday, November 24 from The Forum in Inglewood, California with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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