Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau at UFC 129 in Newark, New Jersey

Potential lightweight title contenders, Kurt Pellegrino and Gleison Tibau will battle at UFC 129 in Newark, New Jersey on March 19th, 2011.

Pellegrino, posting via his Twitter account, said:

“It’s on! Can anyone guess who I’m fighting and where for a free T-shirt?”

Moments later one of his followers guessed “Gleison Tibau in New Jersey” and “Batman” confirmed.

Pellegrino seen his four fight winning streak come to an end falling short against George Sotiropoulos at UFC 116 in July. Ten of his fifteen wins have come via submissions, making him one of the most feared submission artists at 155.

Tibau has won four of his last six fights, beating the likes of Caol Uno, Jeremy Stephens and Rich Clementi. He was last seen losing to Jim Millr on the judge’s scorecards at UFC Fight Night 22 in September.

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