The Fight Network is reporting that representatives from the Xtreme Couture camp have verified that Tyson Griffin will step into the octagon to face Gleison Tibau at UFC 81 which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. So far the only match-up officially confirmed by the UFC on that card is the Brock Lesnar-Frank Mir fight which was announced yesterday.
Griffin (10-1-0) who trains with Xtreme Couture is perhaps best known for being the only man on the planet to ever hand a loss to arguably the number one featherweight in the world, Urijah Faber. Griffin, currently 3-1 in the UFC, will look to put a stop to Gleison Tibau (15-4-0) who is currently riding a 4-win hot streak. The American Top Team fighter has been on a tear ever since losing to Nick Diaz in his UFC debut, and is getting better with each and every fight. The winner of this bout could quite possibly be in line for a title shot.