Spike TV announced this morning that UFC 138 will air on same-day delay on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The event takes place from Birmingham, England.
The event will be headlined by Chris Leben facing Mark Munoz in the first non-title five-round fight in the organization’s history.
Leben is coming off of a stunning knockout victory over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 132 earlier this month. “The Crippler” has won four of his last five fights, with his only blemish coming in the form of a first round TKO loss to Brian Stann at UFC 125 earlier this year.
Munoz is coming off of unanimous decision victory over former middleweight contender Demian Maia at UFC 131 last month. “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” has won six of his last seven fights, including wins over C.B. Dollaway, Aaron Simpson and Kendall Grove. His last loss was dropping a split-decision to current top middleweight contender Yushin Okami at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko last August.
The main card will also feature Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao in a bantamweight scrap, and Paul Taylor vs. Anthony Njokuani in a lightweight affair.
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.