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UFC Fight Night 45 Results; Gleison Tibau Grinds the Gears of Pat Healy, Takes Decision

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155lb Lightweight Bout; Gleison Tibau (28-10) vs Pat Healy (29-19-1)

Round 1: Tibau lands a hard jab early then another to follow, Gleison lands a leg kick and Tibau is going off on the stand up. Tibau doubles up and lands both times to the face of Healy. Tibau misses a right hook, Gleison is clearly the faster fighter, Tibau lands a huge take down. Gleison postures up and rains down some hard rights that momentarily stuns Pat. Tibau goes body to head with shots, and fakes a guillotine and lands to hard rights to Pat’s dome. Pat gets out and lands a right to the body, then a leg kick and the round ends.

Round 2: Tibau lands a mean spinning back fist that lands flush then effortlessly he took Healy to the mat. Gleison goes into half-guard and as Pat tries to use the cage to get to his feet, Tibau lets him. Healy comes straight forward and eats an uppercut, and eats a right hook, and Healy continues to come in and eats punishment for his cause. Gleison lands another uppercut and a stiff left, Healy lands a shot to the body and clinches along the cage but Tibau takes his back.  Then they separate, Pat lands a right then they clinch along the cage and Healy lands an elbow and eats a body kick then a right hand to end the round.

Round 3: Healy comes out landing strikes to the body along the cage, and Tibau is taking a lot of breaths while he’s being clinched with his back along the cage. Pat lands a knee to the body and another then they separate. Gleison lands a hard right, the pair bang in the pocket and Pat clinches him once more against the cage. Tibau lands a left to separate, both land hard uppercuts, and Healy clinches again but Tibau works out and lands a hard right upper cut. Then tibau pushes Pat against the fence and Pat works out, but Tibau slams Pat hard to the mat. Healy gets up and tries a take down of his own but Tibau backs him against the cage and Gleison scores a take down of his own that may have won him the fight but Pat lands hard shots to end the round of a very close fight.

Official Decision:Gleison Tibau def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision  (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.