A new lightweight tilt has been added to UFC on FX 8: Belfort Vs Rockhold. Gleison Tibau and John Cholish have agreed to fight on May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil. According to sources close the fight, Tibau and Cholish have verbally agreed to the fight.
Tibau most recently lost at UFC 156 in a close scrap that split the judges against Evan Dunham, and Cholish is also coming off a loss. Cholish last fought at UFC On FOX in May where he lost to Danny Castillo, but he has been on the bench healing an injury and is now set to return in Brazil.
UFC on FX 8 will be headlined by a middleweight match between Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.