UFC 130 Fight Card: Cody McKenzie Out, Gleison Tibau in

Tibau_bart_medium UFC.com announced late this evening that TUF 12 contestant Cody McKenzie has unfortunately had to pull out of his fight with Bart Palaszewski (35-14) at UFC 130 in Las Vegas. UFC veteran Gleison Tibau (22-7) has verbally agreed to step in on roughly three weeks notice against Palaszewski on the card. 

Tibau most recently defeated Kurt Pellegrino by split decision at UFC 128 in March, to bring his UFC record to 8-5. Palaszewski is now faced with the task of adjusting to an opponent with a completely different style on short notice in his debut fight in the UFC. The longtime IFL and WEC veteran is coming off a close split-decision loss to Kamal Shalorus at the final WEC card back in December. Before that setback, he had won four in a row and was a contender for the WEC lightweight title. He will look to return to form against the massive Tibau on May 28th.

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May 28th, live on Pay-per-view from Las Vegas, Nevada:
Main card:
Frankie Edgar (13-1-1) -130 vs. Gray Maynard (10-0-1) +130 [Lightweight title]

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (31-8) -269 vs. Matt Hamill (10-2) +241

Frank Mir (14-5) -115 vs. Roy Nelson (15-5) +110

Stefan Struve (21-4) vs. Travis Browne (10-0-1)
 
Brian Stann (10-3) -117 vs. Jorge Santiago (23-8) +106

 

On Spike:
Thiago Alves (18-7) -195 vs. Rick Story (12-3) +180

Miguel Torres (39-3) vs. Demetrious Johnson (9-1)
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Preliminary card:
Renan Barao (25-1) vs. Cole Escovedo (17-6)
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Kendall Grove (12-8) vs. Tim Boetsch (12-4)

Chris Cariaso (11-2) vs. Michael McDonald (12-1)
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Gleison Tibau (22-7) vs. Bart Palaszewski (35-14)

 

 

 

 

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