UFC's return to England headlined by Chris Leben and Mark MunozPosted on July 19, 2011, 04:25 PM by Ryan Ventura
The last time top caliber MMA action was showcased in "Jolly Ol' England" was UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama. Nearly a year has passed and finally the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making it's return to the great fighting nation. UFC 138 (on November 5th) will be headlined by "The Crippler" Chris Leben taking on "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Mark Munoz at the LG Arena in Birmingham.
"Two of the middleweight division's heaviest hitters will go to war in the UFC's first ever non-title 5 round main event as the 'Filipino Wrecking Machine' Mark Munoz takes on Chris 'The Crippler' Leben at UFC 138 November 5th in Birmingham, England," said UFC President Dana White of the historic matchup.
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.
The card which will be aired in the United States on Spike and in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet will also feature a Batamweight bout between Brad Pickett and Renan Barao. Keep it on lock with Lowkick.com for all the latest event updates in the world of Mixed Martial Arts!