An injury to Jorge Masvidal has opened the door for Gleison Tibau to compete this January.
Tibau replaces Masvidal in a scheduled scrap with Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 59 on January 18 from the TD Garden in Boston. The two will open the main card, which features Conor McGregor-Dennis Siver and Benson Henderson-Eddie Alvarez.
Tibau (30-10) has picked up back-to-back victories and is 4-1 in his last five overall. He earned a split decision over Piotr Hallmann in his most recent fight.
Parke (20-2-1) was set to face Diego Sanchez earlier this year before an injury knocked him out. He is a teammate of McGregor’s and is unbeaten in five UFC appearances.
Below is the current lineup:
Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver
Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez
Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke
Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Costas Philippou
Welterweight: Zhang Lipeng vs. Chris Wade
Light Heavyweight: Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell
Welterweight: John Howard vs. Lorenz Larkin
Flyweight: Patrick Holohan vs. Shane Howell
Lightweight: Paul Felder vs. Johnny Case
Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer
Flyweight: Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez
Featherweight: Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano