The hits just keep on coming for UFC 184.
Just last week, the UFC 184 main event of Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort for the middleweight title was scrapped when Weidman got hurt and previously a big middleweight fight between Ronaldo Souza and Yoel Romero was canceled after Souza came down with pneumonia.
Medeiros (11-2, 1 NC) is coming off two straight submission finishes and seemed to be the perfect stylistic matchup for a fun fight with Ferguson (17-3), who has won four straight, including a third-round submission over Abel Trujillo at UFC 181 on Dec. 6.
Tibau (33-10) is one of the most solid and consistent lightweights in UFC history. The Brazilian just beat Norman Parke by split decision at UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver last month. Tibau has the most wins in UFC lightweight history (16), a total that is tied for third most in the organization all time.
UFC 184 at Staples Center will be headlined by a women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano. The co-main event pits debuting star Holly Holm against Raquel Pennington in a women's bantamweight contender bout.