Unbeaten Swedish prospect Papy Abedi will get a tough assignment in his UFC debut in Birmingham, England on November 5th, as he takes on longtime contender Thiago Alves in a bout verbally agreed to on Tuesday.
“Undefeated welterweight Papy ‘Makambo’ Abedi has agreed to make his UFC debut against fan favorite Thiago ‘Pit Bull’ Alves at UFC 138,” said UFC President Dana White. Spike TV to Televise The UFC's Return to the UK on Nov. 5
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.
"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.
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."
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May 24, 2016
In Dominick Cruz's return to the Octagon he took back the bantamweight title for TJ Dillashaw. Watch Cruz defend his belt against Urijah Faber at UFC 199 on Saturday, June 4 live on Pay-Per-View.
May 23, 2016
Michael Bisping won the biggest fight of his career when he defeated Anderson Silva in front of his home crowd in London, England this past February. Watch Bisping fight for the belt at UFC 199 against Luke Rockhold on June 4.
May 20, 2016
Brazilian legends return home in UFC 198. In the main event Fabricio Werdum defends his heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic. Also, Vitor Belfort takes on Jacare Souza and Anderson Silva squares off with Uriah Hall, all on May 14 on Pay-Per-View.
Apr 26, 2016
Re-live the best moments from the UFC 200 press conference at Madison Square Garden in NYC featuring headliners Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes on April 27, 2016.
Apr 27, 2016
The stars wake up early to take over of Good Morning America. In addition to UFC 200 fighters Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Frankie Edgar and Miesha Tate, UFC strawweight and Dancing with the Stars star Paige Van Zant joins the show.
Apr 29, 2016
The biggest stars of the UFC go on a promotional tour for UFC 200. It kicks off in Vegas with Miesha Tate, Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Amanda Nunes and more before hitting LA and then NYC where a main event is announced.