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    Leben and Munoz to headline UFC 138 in Birmingham, England.

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    Leben and Munoz to headline UFC 138 in Birmingham, England.

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:02 pm

    Middleweights Chris Leben (26-7 MMA, 12-6 UFC) and Mark Munoz (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will headline a Spike TV-televised UFC 138 event.

    As MMAjunkie.com first reported earlier today, the event takes place Nov. 5 at the 16,000-seat LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.

    UFC officials since have confirmed the event details and main event, which airs via same-day delay on the UFC's longtime cable partner.

    With the addition, the UFC's Nov. 19 event (which is headlined by heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos) will be UFC 139, rather than UFC 138.

    The Nov. 5 event, initially believed to be UFC Fight Night 25, instead will be a traditionally numbered UFC show. The UFC hasn't host a show in the U.K. since October 2010. The event, UFC 120, took place in London and aired via same-day delay on Spike TV.

    Leben looks to build off a 27-second knockout of Wanderlei Silva earlier this month at UFC 132. It was the longtime UFC fighter's fourth win in five fights, which also included victories over Yoshihiro Akiyama and Aaron Simpson. The lone defeat came to Brian Stann.

    Munoz, meanwhile, has moved into title contention on the strength of a three-fight win streak and six victories in his past seven fights. His current run includes decision victories over Simpson and Demaian Maia and a knockout of C.B. Dollaway.

    The matchup pits striker vs. ground fighter with Leben (who owns 14 career knockouts) and Munoz (an NCAA Division I national wrestling champion). In recent fights, though, Munoz has become much more comfortable on his feet.

    To date, the UFC has hosted just one show in Birmingham. UFC 89, which took place at National Indoor Arena in October 2008, drew 9,515 attendees and featured a headliner between Michael Bisping and Leben. The tape-delayed Spike TV broadcast peaked with 3.4 million viewers and averaged 2.6 million.

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    Post  Sheldan on Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:04 pm

    UK fans screwed once again, you get better main events on Fight Night cards.
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    Post  pinsman on Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:50 pm

    Crap Venue to be fair seen a few bands there, make sure if you go you sort out parking somewhere near by or come on the train as parking costs a flippin fortune! Might make the effort to go to this one although all depends on the cards... and I HATE Leben!
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    Post  Sheldan on Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:56 pm

    Don't see why they couldn't just make Leben VS Munoz the co-main event for UFC 137 and have Penn VS Condit the UFC 138 main event, only a weeks difference and it would be much more appealing to UK fans, I doubt Penn and Condit will dramatically change the PPV buyrate for UFC 137 when you have GSP VS Diaz as the main event.
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    Post  Paddyjock on Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:32 pm

    Doesnt make me want to rush out and pay £100 for a ticket!!

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    Post  gre660wl on Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:36 pm

    anyone know of the other fights scheduled for this event yet?
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    Post  payneNglory1 on Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:55 pm

    The leban - Munoz fight is going to be the first 5 rd non title fight in the UFC.

    Brad Pickett vs Renan Barão is also supposed to be on this card

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    Post  2brutal on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:56 am

    Who is going me superman punch manpage Jackson and a couple of our non keyboard warrior friends are going if we can get tickets

    Tiao alves is fighting papyrus abedi

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    Post  2brutal on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:57 am

    This will not be ppv is us

    Nor should ufc 133 without Phil dAvis and rich franklin how are they still making people pay for that card
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    Post  The_Axe_Emperor on Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:17 pm

    Not a bad headliner for a British card, essentially a No.1 contenders fight. Might go to this depending on the other fights, if not then BAMMA 7 it is cheers
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    Post  Raiden on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:31 pm

    Not one of the biggest/most significant fights of the year by any means but it should be an entertaining one.

    Munoz and Leben have been involved in entertaining fights recently and both have a fair bit of momentum at the moment.

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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:03 pm

    The_Axe_Emperor wrote:Not a bad headliner for a British card, essentially a No.1 contenders fight. Might go to this depending on the other fights, if not then BAMMA 7 it is cheers

    How on earth is this a number 1 contenders fight?? Sonnen and Stann are both far above these two in the rankings.
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    Post  Sheldan on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:23 pm

    Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor targeted for UFC 138
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:17 pm

    That should be a good fight. IMO all the fights announced so far are pretty good match ups. I think I might be going to this card 2brutal Very Happy

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    Post  2brutal on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:15 am

    Lots of uk fighters

    Paul Taylor
    Jon Hathaway
    Terry etim
    All linked

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    Post  Sheldan on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:27 pm

    If the card gets Franklin VS Lil Nog and then another solid match up that would be worthy of a USA PPV main card then I'll go.

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    Post  gre660wl on Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:57 pm

    i dare say if hardy beats lytle in august then he may be fightin on this card too, bispings doin tuf around this time isnt he so he wont be their, so without hardy if he gets cut if he loses an bisping and any of the big names i reckon they might struggle to sell out this event

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    Post  2brutal on Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:41 pm

    No chance this will not sell out, it will sell fast I personally know about 30 people from work and gym that are going, rekon 1st day sell out

    Card will be weak though

    Prob to quick a turn a round even if hardy does get past lytle which I'm not convinced and ud is the only way I see him win
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    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:44 pm

    Omigawa is on the card so watch those tickets fly. Cool
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    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:12 pm

    Thiago Alves is suppossed to be on this card aswell,against unbeaten Swedish prospect Papy Abedi
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    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:32 pm

    Sheldan,Rampage's turn and cheesy grin in your Av is great.

    a great response to someone who wont give you a proper staredown and is just looking behind you,turn around and give whoever he is staring at a big cheesy grin and a wass up Laughing
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    Post  Sheldan on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:41 pm

    Haha I know, Jones' face after he does it is brilliant, after watching the press conference the other day, Rampage has made be a believer, HE'S GETTING HIS BELT BACK!!!

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    Post  Sheldan on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:31 am

    HA! Cruz VS Johnson for the Bantamweight title is headlining UFC on Versus 6, even a Versus show can get a title match before a UK card.

    P.S: Brian Bowles got screwed, where is his title shot! Bowles is facing Faber at UFC 139, another waste of time, they should have made Faber VS Torres, atleast a win here SHOULD give Bowles the next shot.
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    Post  Sheldan on Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:29 pm

    Another bullshit match added, John Hathaway VS Pascal Krauss, wouldn't shock me if that's the main card finished.

    Chris Leben VS Mark Munoz
    John Hathaway VS Pascal Krauss
    Thiago Alves VS Papy Abedi
    Brad Pickett VS Renan Barao
    Paul Taylor VS Anthony Njokuani

    Have fun to whoever is planning to go to this, I won't be going now.
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    Re: Leben and Munoz to headline UFC 138 in Birmingham, England.

    Post  FOWLERSHIGHFIVE on Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:36 pm

    What is the cheapest ticket for this event???? However much it is, it's too much.

    Some of the card they put on in England are a joke, just because its the UFC they think people will flock there. Even the card in Germany was better than this one.

    Does anyone hear really want to go to an event wil Munoz and Leben headlining???????

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