Tibau looks to continue his climb up the division latter with his bout with Miller.

Gleison Tibau is slated to meet Jim Miller in a lightweight match at a yet-finalized event in September, MMADieHards.com has learned.

A source close to the event said the fight has been verbally agreed to, although bout agreements have not yet been signed.

Tibau (21-6) is 7-4 in the UFC following a TKO of Caol Uno at UFC Fight Night 21 in March.  The Brazlian has won four of his last five, with the lone loss coming via split decision to Melvin Guillard at the TUF 9 Finale last June. The American Top Team product submitted current teammate Thiago Alves in 2001.

Miller (17-2) has won four straight and is 6-1 in the UFC, with his only loss coming to Gray Maynard at UFC 96 in March 2009.  Miller’s only other career defeat came against UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, an occasional training partner of his at AMA Fight Club in Whippany, N.J.

Miller, the younger brother of UFC 114 entrant Dan Miller, edged Mark Bocek in a unanimous decision in front of his hometown fans in Newark at UFC 111 in March.

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4 Responses to “Exclusive: Gleison Tibau vs. Jim Miller in the Works”

  1. May 3, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    [...] Rising UFC lightweights Jim Miller and Gleison Tibau have agreed to square off at a September UFC event, according to MMADiehards. [...]

  2. May 3, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    [...] Rising UFC lightweights Jim Miller and Gleison Tibau have agreed to square off at a September UFC event, according to MMADiehards. [...]

  3. May 4, 2010 at 10:12 am

    [...] A lightweight battle in the form of Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau is in the works for an upcoming UFC event in late summer/early fall at an event and venue to be named, according to a May 3 report from MMA Die Hards. [...]

  4. May 4, 2010 at 10:30 am

    [...] A lightweight battle in the form of Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau is in the works for an upcoming UFC event in late summer/early fall at an event and venue to be named, according to a May 3 report from MMA Die Hards. [...]

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