ESPN.co.uk reported yesterday that the UFC was set to make a major announcement today. We’ve received many emails asking about the status of the announcement.
The announcement was actually the article that we posted last night, that the UFC will be returning to Birmingham, England for UFC 138 in November. It is the organization’s first trip to Birmingham since UFC 89 in 2008.
Chris Leben will face Mark Munoz in the main event of the card, and it will be the first non-title fight announced by the organization that will be under the new five-round format for main events.
UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz takes place on November 5, 2011 from the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. The event will air on Spike TV the same day, via tape delay.