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Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau Set for “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans ” on March 19

Kurt PellegrinoLightweights Kurt Pellegrino and Gleison Tibau will look to avoid back-to-back losses when they square off at “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans” on March 19 in Newark, the New Jersey native Pellegrino announced Wednesday.

Pellegrino (15-5) returns to action following a knee injury suffered in a July loss to contender George Sotiropoulos that snapped a four-fight win streak, while Tibau (21-7) fell to Jim Miller in September for his second loss in six bouts.

The UFC 128 fight card is headlined by light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Rashad Evans.

UPDATE: The March 19 event was expected to be UFC 129, but will instead be UFC 128

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Pictured: Kurt Pellegrino

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