Gleison Tibau and Pat Healy Agree to UFC Fight Night Bout in Atlantic City

May 6, 2014
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Gleison TibauUFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City is already headlined by a blistering lightweight match-up between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller, but UFC officials on Monday added another exciting 155-pound bout to the fight card.

Gleison Tibau and Pat Healy have verbally agreed to fight at the July 16 event, which is slated to air on Fox Sports 1.

Tibau (28-10) is coming off of a loss to The Ultimate Fighter 12 runner-up Michael Johnson at UFC 168 to close out 2013. Prior to that loss, the Brazilian had strung together back-to-back victories over John Cholish and Jamie Varner.

Although he’s been fighting in the Octagon for nearly eight years, Tibau has struggled to string together enough successes to get into title contention. He’s hoping to start anew with Healy on July 16.

Healy (29-19, 1 NC), however, could be fighting for his spot on the UFC roster, as he has yet to win in the Octagon in four bouts. He initially submitted Jim Miller at UFC 159, but the result of the bout was changed to a no contest after Healy tested positive for marijuana following the fight.

The Miller fight was Healy’s UFC debut. He has since dropped three consecutive unanimous decisions to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Bobby Green, and Jorge Masvidal. In short, he needs a win and he needs it bad.

UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller takes place at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.

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  • cs

    Healy wins easily. Tibau will finally get cut.

    • shakejunt

      i don’t think healy ever wins easily, every match of his is a dog fight. not sure he’ll be able to grind out tibau. guy is built like a fire hydrant and has a similar style. will really come down to who can control things on the feet and tire out his opponent.

    • TheCerealKiller

      Pat Healy blows! He’s lost four fights in a row and has never beaten anyone I have ever heard of. He’s not UFC caliber, plain and simple. This will be his last fight in the UFC.