Gleison Tibau vs. Desmond Green, Nik Lentz vs. Leonardo Santos Set for UFC Fight Night Utica

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 16, 2018


A pair of lightweight bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 131 bill, as Gleison Tibau will face Desmond Green, while Nik Lentz will square off against Leonardo Santos.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the contests on Monday. UFC Fight Night 131 takes place on June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y., and is headlined by a bantamweight tilt between Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes. The card airs on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Tibau is currently on a three-bout skid, including a 57-second knockout loss to Islam Makhachev in his most recent outing at UFC 220 on Jan. 20. After beginning his Octagon tenure with a split-decision win over Josh Emmett, Green has dropped back-to-back contests to Rustam Khabilov and Michel Prazeres.

Lentz last appeared at UFC Fight Night 121 this past November, where he submitted ex-Bellator champ Will Brooks with a rear-naked choke in the second round to give him three wins in his last four outings. Santos, meanwhile, is unbeaten in six UFC bouts – including a first-round stoppage of Kevin Lee – but hasn’t competed since October 2016.

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