Two weeks removed from his last bout, Gleison Tibau has a new opponent. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
UFC Fight Night “Silva vs. Arlovski” is now set to feature Brazil’s Gleison Tibau against Piotr Hallmann at lightweight, and Godofredo Castro versus Dashon Johnson at featherweight.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced the fights on Tuesday.
The Sept. 13 card, which will be held at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, is headlined by a heavyweight tilt between Antonio Silva and Andrei Arlovski.
Tibau was in action two weeks ago against Pat Healy at UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Miller,” cruising to a unanimous decision win. The 31-year-old is 9-4 under the Zuffa banner since 2010. His UFC debut came during 2006 in a technical knockout loss to Nick Diaz at UFC 65.
Hallmann will be returning to action after his submission victory against Yves Edwards at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Khabilov” in June. “Pletwal” holds a professional record of 15-2 and has only lost once in four fights under contract with the UFC, a decision defeat to Al Iaquinta last October.
Castro, better known as “Pepey,” will look to build upon his spectacular flying-knee victory over Noad Lahat in March. The win brought his mark in the UFC to 2-3. Castro was a competitor on the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.”
Johnson will attempt to bounce back from a disappointing UFC debut in June, losing to Jake Matthews via submission. Prior to the defeat, “Fly Boy” had run roughshod through California-based promotion Xplode Fight Series, finishing eight of his nine bouts before reaching the judges’ scorecards.