UFC 138 Will Happen In England With A Historic First in UFC History
English fans of UFC were ecstatic when they saw this quote from UFC President, Dana White:
Yes UFC 138 is in Birmingham, England! So all you Uk fans can stop terrorizing me. it will air on Spike tv for the US
Since then UFC has announced that top 185-pound contenders Chris Leben and Mark Munoz will headline the UFC’s return to British shores on November 5th, as the Spike TV televised UFC 138 event takes place at the LG Arena in Birmingham.
Making the match-up even more historic is that it will be the UFC’s first ever non-title 5 round main event.
Leben has won four of his last five bouts, including finishes of Aaron Simpson, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Wanderlei Silva. Munoz is on a similar hot streak, having beaten Aaron Simpson, CB Dollaway, and Demian Maia in successive bouts.
Two serious bantamweight title contenders have also verbally agreed to battle at the same event. “England’s top bantamweight, Brad Pickett, will be taking on the man with the best unbeaten streak in the sport, Renan Barao, who hasn’t lost in his last 29 fights.”
The broadcast will air on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. The November 19th UFC event , which is headlined by heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos, has been changed to UFC 139.