JARAGUA DO SUL, Brazil – For seven or so minutes, it appeared Gleison Tibau was on his way to another slow, grinding victory in a bout with full-time commodities trader John Cholish.

But when Cholish briefly exposed his jaw, Tibau’s finishing instincts were spot-on as he landed a stiff punch and then secured a submission.

The lightweight bout was part of Saturday’s UFC on FX 8 event at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. It aired with the FUEL TV prelims ahead of the FX-televised main card.

Cholish, who earlier in the day tweeted that UFC on FX 8 would be his last appearance as a professional fighter, displayed a willingness to stand and trade with Tibau, who’s gone to the scorecards in 12 of his 19 octagon apperances. Tibau would oblige early, but make it clear how quickly he could take the fight to the mat at the midpoint of the opening frame. Cholish began to struggle to find his range as Tibau switched between wrestling and striking, and the fight’s tempo slowed.

The two started off on a spirited note in the second frame, but Tibau’s clinchwork again slowed things down. The two appeared headed toward a lackluster decision when Tibau broke the stalemate with a stiff left hand that sent Cholish backward.

Ducking away from the onslaught, Cholish grabbed for Tibau’s legs and exposed his neck to a guillotine, which Tibau happily took. Cholish briefly bucked out of trouble, but Tibau kept his neck and secured the correct position with his legs. Cholish was forced to tap at the 2:34 mark of the second frame.

“I wanted to mix boxing, muay Thai and wrestling and show a good performance for the audience,” Tibau said. “The win was to prove something to myself. I want to go back to being more aggressive and versatile. This is just the beginning of my new career.”

“I was trying to push my rhythm, but he kept his pace,” Cholish said. “I actually loved the Brazilian crowd. Even if they were rooting against me, they were cheering for a fellow fighter. Sometimes in the United States, I feel like the crowd is booing the battle in general. But this crowd seemed very in tune with the fight and very knowledgeable.”

Tibau (27-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) gets back on track following a split-decision loss to Evan Dunham at UFC 156. Cholish (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) ends his career on a two-fight skid following a lackluster decision loss to Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 3.)

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For the latest on UFC on FX 8, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

John Morgan contributed to this report on-site in Jaragua do Sul.

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