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Saturday, Aug 18, 2012

Gleison Tibau vs. Francisco Trinaldo, Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo Dos Santos Added to UFC 153


By FCF Staff

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added two more bouts featuring Brazilian competitors to its October 13th card in Rio de Janeiro, as lightweight Gleison Tibau will take on Franciso Trinaldo, and heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga will face Geronimo Dos Santos.

The veteran Tibau (25-8) is looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in July, after winning three straight fights.

Trinaldo (11-1) is coming off a successful Octagon debut, as the lightweight stopped Delson Heleno in the first round at UFC 147 in June.

Gonzaga (13-6) hasn’t fought since he scored a first round, submission win over Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 142 in January, to mark  a successful return to the Octagon.

Dos Santos (31-14) will be making his UFC debut riding the wave of a 10 fight win streak.

UFC 153 will be hosted by Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena and will feature featherweight champion Jose Aldo taking on Erik Koch.




posted by FCF Staff @ 5:48 pm
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