Pat Healy, Gleison Tibau to meet at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City
MAY 05, 2014 6:26p ET
Another matchup between lightweight veterans is set for the Garden State.
Pat Healy will meet Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night on July 16 in Atlantic City, the UFC announced Monday. The card, headlined by Donald Cerrone taking on Jim Miller, will air on FOX Sports 1.
Healy (29-19, 1 NC) could be fighting for his employment. The former Strikeforce star has lost three straight, the latest against Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision at FOX UFC Saturday on April 19. Healy, 30, is also winless in four straight outings. He defeated Miller in April 2013, but the decision was turned into a no contest when Healy tested positive for marijuana.
Tibau (28-10) has fared better lately. He lost his last fight to Michael Johnson by TKO in December, but before that had two straight wins, over Jamie Varner and John Cholish. The Brazilian was supposed to compete at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson on March 23 in his home country, but pulled out due to injury. The 30-year-old is one of the biggest and strongest lightweights in the division.
Also on the Atlantic City card in July will be an interesting welterweight scrap between John Howard and Rick Story and a flyweight bout between John Lineker and Alptekin Ozkilic. It is still unclear what the co-main event will be.