Two talented Brazilians will mix it up when the UFC stops in Strikeforce country this November, as a bout between Gleison Tibau and Rafael dos Anjos has been added to UFC 139. Both fighters have found success in four of their last five fights with the only defeats in the bunch coming to top divisional contenders.
News of their scheduled scrap in San Jose was revealed through the organization’s website.
One of the largest lightweights on the UFC roster, Tibau has is coming off back-to-back wins over Rafaello Oliveira and Kurt Pellegrino. He holds an overall record of 23-7 including past victories over Josh Neer, Caol Uno, and Jeremy Stephens.
The 26-year old Dos Anjos had the best showing of his career in his last outing the form of an opening round knockout over George Sotiropoulos last month at UFC 132. Prior to the strike-based stoppage he had emerged with his hands raised in the Octagon against Rob Emerson, Terry Etim, and Kyle Bradley. Seven of his fifteen total wins have been the result of a submission.
UFC 139 is set for November 19 and will feature former WEC champs Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles battling it out. Also expected at the event, though not officially announced, Cain Velasquez will put his heavyweight belt on the line against superb striker Junior dos Santos.
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