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UFC Fight Night 59: Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke booked for Jan. 18 with Jorge Masvidal hurt

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has pulled a late switcheroo for its upcoming UFC Fight Night 59 fight card on FOX Sports 1, as Gleison Tibau steps in for the injured Jorge Masvidal (back) to battle Norman Parke inside the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 18, 2015.

UFC announced the pairing on Thursday.

Tibau (32-10) started his Octagon career over eight years ago and has a staggering 15 wins in 22 appearances. Unfortunately it hasn't done much for him in the soon-to-be-overhauled official rankings, as the Brazilian sits just outside the top 15.

For now.

Opposing him is the venerable Parke (20-2-1), who hasn't lost in over four years across the span of 11 fights. The "Stormin'" lightweight won The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Smashes" back in late 2012 by turning away fellow finalist Colin Fletcher.

Who takes it?

UFC Fight Night 59 will be headlined by a featherweight fracas pitting top 145-pound contender Conor McGregor opposite dangerous kickboxing veteran Dennis Siver, while Ben Henderson and Eddie Alvarez lock horns in a spectacular lightweight co-main event.

See the latest UFC Fight Night 59 fight card and rumors right here.

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