Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is stacking its year-end pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza as UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" continues to take form with the addition of a strong lightweight contest between two venerable combatants.
UFC officials announced the new fight via Twitter on Wednesday evening.
Tibau has won back-to-back fights and three of his last four. Less than three weeks ago, he took a split decision from Jamie Varner at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Back in May, he choked out (and retired) John Cholish with a second-round guillotine at UFC on FX 8 in his homeland of Brazil.
A member of the Blackzilians, Johnson got back into the win column last August with a unanimous decision win over hometown hero Joe Lauzon (who just found out his next fight, too) at the UFC Fight Night 26 event on FOX Sports 1 in Boston.
The victory (which featured a rare 30-25 scorecard) snapped a two-fight losing skid that saw him drop a decision to Myles Jury at UFC 155 before getting choked out by Reza Madadi in Sweden at UFC on FUEL TV 9. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 runner-up will be fighting in UFC for the tenth time and is 0-2 in his two career fights in "Sin City."
UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" will be headlined by the biggest middleweight title fight in history, as newly-crowned champion Chris Weidman tries to go two-up on former 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva. The co-main event will feature UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey in a second go-round with former Strikeforce nemesis and fellow TUF 17 coach Miesha Tate.