February 3, 2013
Evan Dunham wins thriller against Gleison Tibau at UFC 156
By NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

Isaac Vallie-Flagg (left) punches Yves Edwards during their lightweight fight at UFC 156 last night in Las Vegas. ( Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Evan Dunham won an entertaining split decision over Gleison Tibau in the final preliminary bout of UFC 156 in Las Vegas Saturday.

Tibau got off to a good start, landing stiff punches before attempting a guillotine choke. However, the Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt came out sluggish in the second, allowing Dunham to dictate the range and tee off with straight punches. Dunham went back to work in the third, tagging Tibau with jabs and straights. With seconds left on the clock, the Xtreme Couture lightweight cracked Tibau with a pair of violent knees.



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