Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau booked for UFC 156 on February 2nd

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

An intriguing matchup in the lightweight division is set for UFC 156, as Evan Dunham fights Gleison Tibau on Super Bowl weekend.

Lost in the deluge of injuries, title shot controversies, and spats on Twitter, we can assure you that there are fights actually being scheduled. UFC 156 has a lightweight tilt between Evan Dunham and Gleison Tibau according to MMA Weekly.

A lightweight battle has been added to UFC 156 as Evan Dunham faces Gleison Tibau on Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the bout on Wednesday.

Dunham (13-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is often in entertaining scraps, and his FOTN performance against T.J. Grant at UFC 152 was no different. Unfortunately for him, he lost by decision and was left a bloody elbow mess in the process. Prior to that he had won 2 in a row against Nik Lentz and Shamar Bailey.

Tibau (26-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) is coming off a good decision win over Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 153. He's experiencing the best run of his UFC career, with a 6-2 record in his last 8 fights. Tibau is well-known for his incredibly large physique for a 155er.

UFC 156 takes place in Las Vegas on February 2nd (AKA the day before the Super Bowl) and the main card airs live on PPV. Dunham vs. Tibau will likely be placed on the FX prelims.

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