Gleison Tibau vs Mairbek Taisumov, Ronny Markes vs Thiago Santos Set for UFC Fight Night 38

Gleison Tibau

Gleison Tibau

  • 28-10 MMA / 13-8 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jamie Varner, Rafael dos Anjos, Francisco Trinaldo

Mairbek Taisumov

Mairbek Taisumov

  • 20-4 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Borys Mankowski, Niko Puhakka, Tae Hyun Bang

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Ronny Markes

Ronny Markes

  • 14-2 MMA /3-1 UFC Record
  • Won 7 of Last 8 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Paulo Filho, Aaron Simpson, Andrew Craig

Thiago Marreta Santos

Thiago “Marreta” Santos

  • 8-2 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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Gleison Tibau’s two-fight win streak came to a crashing stop at UFC 168, after a violent second round knockout loss to Michael Johnson. He had previously earned back-to-back victories over John Cholish and Jamie Varner. Tibau remains one of the longest running fighters in the UFC, fighting twenty-one times with the promotion since November 2006.

It didn’t have the fireworks as expected, but highly-touted Austrian newcomer, Mairbek Taisumov earned a dominant unanimous decision win over Tae Hyun Bang in his UFC debut. He’s won nine out of his last ten fights, including eight stoppage victories (4 KO/TKO, 4 Submissions).

Ronny Markes had a seven-fight win streak broken his last time out, following a third round knockout loss to rising star, Yoel Romero, at UFC Fight Night 31. He was previously undefeated in the UFC, including decision wins over Karlos Vemola, Aaron Simpson, and Andrew Craig.

Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 alum, Thiago ‘Maretta’ Santos had a difficult task of facing Cezar Ferreira in his UFC debut on just a few weeks notice. Ultimately, he lost in just 47-seconds in to the opening round at UFC 163. Santos previously had defeated Denis Figueira da Silva in the first round via TKO at a Watch Out Combat Show event in Brazil.

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