UFC 130: Gleison Tibau vs Bart Palaszewski booked for May 28 with Cody McKenzie injured

via www.tapology.com

Bad news for you McKenzi-tine fans.

Cody McKenzie has suffered and injury and been forced to pull out of his scheduled bout against Bart Palaszewski at UFC 130 on May 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stepping in to replace him on just three weeks notice, will be Gleison Tibau.

Dana White brought word of the change late last night.

Tibau steps into this preliminary card fight having won three of his last four bouts and five of seven overall. The brawny Brazilian was mostly recently in action less than two months ago, a split decision victory over Kurt Pellegrino.

In the crowded lightweight division, any risk is worth thinking on twice but the American Top Team product is sure to gain favor for taking a bout in which he seemingly has little to gain.

Bart Palaszewski, though you may not immediately recognize the name, is an eight-year veteran of the sport; one who's stayed busy as a bee with 49 professional fights during that time.

He's fought some of the top lightweights in the game today, including current top contenders Jim Miller and Anthony Pettis, the latter of which he defeated at WEC 45.

"Bartimus" will be making his UFC debut, in his first fight since a controversial split decision loss to Kamal Shalorus.

Sounds like he'll heading to the cage with something to prove. Memorial Day Weekend fireworks, anyone?

UFC 130 will be headlined by Frankie Edgar, as he tries to find "The Answer" for his own personal "Bully" in defense of his 155-pound title against number one division contender, Gray Maynard

Light heavyweight stalwarts Quinton Jackson and Matt Hamill will also square off as well as a behemoth brawlers Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this fight card.

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