Gleison Tibau vs. Desmond Green, Nik Lentz vs. Leonardo Santos Set for UFC Fight Night Utica

A pair of lightweight bouts have been added to the
UFC Fight Night 131
bill, as Gleison
Tibau
will face Desmond
Green
, while Nik Lentz will
square off against Leonardo
Santos
.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the contests on Monday. UFC
Fight Night 131 takes place on June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in
Utica, N.Y., and is headlined by a bantamweight tilt between
Jimmie
Rivera
and Marlon
Moraes
. The card airs on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims
on UFC Fight Pass.

Tibau is currently on a three-bout skid, including a 57-second
knockout loss to Islam
Makhachev
in his most recent outing at UFC 220 on Jan. 20.
After beginning his Octagon tenure with a split-decision win over
Josh
Emmett
, Green has dropped back-to-back contests to Rustam
Khabilov
and Michel
Prazeres
.

Lentz last appeared at UFC Fight Night 121 this past November,
where he submitted ex-Bellator champ Will Brooks
with a rear-naked choke in the second round to give him three wins
in his last four outings. Santos, meanwhile, is unbeaten in six UFC
bouts – including a first-round stoppage of Kevin Lee
but hasn’t competed since October 2016.

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