UFC 139 Prelims Set for Spike TV and Facebook

November 14, 2011
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The prelims for UFC 139 are now set, but there’s a bit of a shake-up for the Spike TV broadcast kicking off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

The two fights that will be shown on Spike TV will feature former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader against Jason Brilz and a bantamweight fight pitting Michael McDonald against newcomer Alex Soto.

Spike TV officials confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Monday.

A bout between Tom Lawlor and Chris Weidman was originally rumored for the Spike TV broadcast, but they will instead occupy a slot on the undercard, currently set to air on Facebook.

The Facebook stream will feature five fights in total, including Lawlor vs. Weidman, Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael Dos Anjos, Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace, Matt Brown vs. Seth Baczynski and Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo.

Here is the full card for UFC 139:

Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (20-5) vs. Dan Henderson (28-8)
-Wanderlei Silva (33-11-1) vs. Cung Le (7-1)
-Urijah Faber (25-5) vs. Brian Bowles (10-1)
-Martin Kampmann (17-5) vs. Rick Story (13-4)
-Stephan Bonnar (13-7) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (11-2)

Preliminary Bouts (on Spike TV):
-Ryan Bader (12-2) vs. Jason Brilz (18-4-1)
-Michael McDonald (13-1) vs. Alex Soto (6-0-1)

Facebook Prelims (on Facebook):
-Tom Lawlor (7-3) vs. Chris Weidman (6-0)
-Gleison Tibau (23-7) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (15-5)
-Miguel Torres (39-4) vs. Nick Pace (6-2)
-Matt Brown (14-10) vs. Seth Baczynski (14-6)
-Shamar Bailey (12-4) vs. Danny Castillo (11-4)

  • Darren2112

    on paper this looks like a really good card. Looking forward to all 5 fights on PPV.