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UFC Mixed Martial Artist, Gleison “Tibau” Alves, to train and demonstrate MMA techniques at American Top Team Lowcountry on Friday and Saturday February 17-18, 2017

UFC Mixed Martial Artist, Gleison “Tibau” Alves, to train and demonstrate MMA techniques at American Top Team Lowcountry on Friday and Saturday February 17-18, 2017

UFC Mixed Martial Artist, Gleison “Tibau” Alves, to train and demonstrate MMA techniques at American Top Team Lowcountry on Friday and Saturday February 17-18, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC – American Top Team Lowcountry hosts UFC mixed martial artist Gleison “Tibau” Alves on Friday and Saturday, February 17-18 for training and MMA demonstrations.

The 33 year-old “Tibau,” whose given name is Janigleison Herculano Alves, is known by his many fans worldwide simply as “Tibau,” after his hometown of Tibau in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. “Tibau” holds the title of most bouts and wins in the UFC Lightweight division. The UFC veteran has a record of 41 wins, 12 losses. With 84 takedowns in the UFC, “Tibau” continues to rank highest in takedowns next to Georges St-Pierre.

“Tibau” is not only celebrated for his high level skills as a no gi competitor, but he is an accomplished boxer and Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete. He will demonstrate these skills at American Top Team Lowcountry, 1850 Wallace School Rd in West Ashley. While in Charleston, “Tibau” will get some training in with American Top Team Lowcountry owner and head instructor, Malachy Friedman, who has coached UFC and Bellator competitors and has created the revolutionary Darce Killer technique.

Tibau now fights out of American Top Team, Coconut Creek, FL where he met Friedman while Friedman was a coach there. Tibau is a true athlete’s athlete, continually training, so he stays prepared for his next fight opportunity. He advises young athletes to “keep a strong mind, never lose your determination and keep working throughout adversities.”

In an official UFC video short, the perennially cheerful and positive Tibau described his very humble beginnings in his native Brazil where he battled extreme hunger and often slept on the mats in gyms where he trained until he achieved his competition goals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnNG0NgGeWo

Tibau Stats:

From:Rio Grande Norte Brazil
Fights Out Of:Coconut Creek, Florida USA
Age:33
Height:5′ 10″ ( 177 cm )
Weight:155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach71″
Leg Reach39″

 

For more information contact Malachy Friedman, owner and chief instructor at American Top Team Lowcountry. (843) 561-4848 or malachyfriedman@gmail.com www.ATTLowcountry.com

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