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Gleison Tibau Replaces Thiago Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale

Gleison Tibau

Gleison Tibau

Mere hours after it was learned that Thiago Taveres had been forced out of his Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale matchup against Melvin Guillard due to an elbow injury, Gleison Tibau has been tapped to square off with Guillard in a lightweight contest on June 20th in Las Vegas.

MMAjunkie first reported the replacement earlier this afternoon.

After losing back-to-back UFC bouts to Tyson Griffin and Joe Stevenson, Tibau (16-6) has bounced back in 2009 with victories over Rich Clementi and Jeremy Stephens.

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