Rafael dos Anjos vs. Gleison Tibau on tap for UFC 139

Rafael dos Anjos (left) and Gleison Tibau will face one another in their home country of Brazil in November.

Brazilian lightweights Rafael dos Anjos (15-5) and Gleison Tibau (23-7) have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 139 on Nov. 19 at UFC 139 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the match-up on Tuesday via the company website.

UFC 139 will mark the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first visit to San Jose, and to the HP Pavilion, the former home of recently-acquired sister promotion Strikeforce.

Dos Anjos is coming off a first round knockout win over George Sotiropoulos at UFC 132 last month. Prior to that he suffered a third round submission loss to Clay Guida at UFC 117 in August of last year.

Tibau has won his last two fights, first a split decision over Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 128 in March, and most recently, a second round submission win over Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 130 in May — picking up “submission of the night” in the process.

A bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles is also tapped for 139. Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com’s Upcoming Events page as the fight card comes together.

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