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Jorege Masvidal Out, Gleison Tibau In Against Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night Boston

Written by Tom Ngo
December 4th, 2014
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UFC Lightweight Gleison Tibau

An undisclosed injury has forced Jorege Masvidal out of his January 18 scrap against Norman Parke. On Thursday, the UFC confirmed veteran Gleison Tibau (pictured) has agreed to step in and battle Parke at UFC Fight Night 59.

Tibau has won four of his last five fights, including two straight. The Brazilian most recently took a split decision over Piotr Hallmann in September.

Parke, meanwhile, is unbeaten in his past 11 outings (there’s a majority draw thrown in there against Leonardo Santos). He TKO’d Naoyuki Kotani in July.

No word on how long Masvidal will be forced to ride the pine.

TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts hosts the festivities.

Here is the show’s revised lineup:

Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano

Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez

Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell

Paul Felder vs. Johnny Case

Patrick Holohan vs. Shane Howell

Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke

Uriah Hall vs. Costas Philippou

Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez

Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor

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