|From:||Rio Grande Norte Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Coconut Creek, Florida USA|
|Height:||5' 10" ( 177 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
Feb 28, 2015
With the most UFC wins in lightweight history, Gleison Tibau takes time to talk about his three most favorite fights throughout his career. Tibau looks to add another win as he takes on Tony Ferguson at UFC 184 in Los Angeles.Feb 26, 2015 5:00
Feb 25, 2015
Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Gleison Tibau uses his submission game to sink in a guillotine choke on John Cholish in the second round. Tibau battles Tony Ferguson on the main card at UFC 184 in Los Angeles, California.Feb 20, 2015 1:07
TRAINING: A mix of jiu-jitsu, wrestling and striking.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 16 years ago. I started fighting when I was 15 in Brazil.
What ranks and titles have you held? In jiu-jitsu I was a State Champ in Rio and a State Champ in Wrestling. I have won in some of the big shows MMA here in Brazil like MECA. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt.
Do you have any heroes? My father, he guided me and always supported me.
What is your favorite technique? Rear naked choke
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A very big dream of mine is to fight in the United States for the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I go to the college of ATT, where I am learning all I can. (Laughs) No college, I completed high school back in Brazil.
What was your job before you started fighting? I started training when I was 13 and was fighting by the time I was 15. This is the only job I know.
• Big 155 pounder
• Has won five of his last seven
• TKO of Uno was first knockout win since 2007
• 12 wins by submission (2 guillotine, 5 RNC, 3 armbar, 2 arm triangle), three by KO
• 12 first round finishes
• Tied with Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture for the fourth most wins in UFC history with 16