Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is all set to broadcast its first (and only) event to take place in the United Kingdom this year, which also happens to be its second-to-last fight card to be broadcast on Spike TV, later today (Nov. 5, 2011) from the LG Arena in Birmingham, England.
UFC 138: "Leben vs. Munoz" will feature a middleweight mash up between surging division contenders Chris Leben and Mark Munoz, who will throw hands in the first-ever five-round, non-title fight while, while the hard-hitting local favorite, Brad Pickett, will take on Renan Barao in a bantamweight bout that will serve as the co main event of the evening.
As stated above, UFC 138 is scheduled to air on Spike TV in the United States at 8 p.m. ET, which is essentially a four-hour tape delay from the live action taking place across the pond. That means that at 4 p.m. ET the main card UFC 138 results will begin flow right here at MMAmania.com.
SPOILER ALERT: If you intend to watch the tape-delayed broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV then don't visit this site after 4 p.m. ET today -- you will be disappointed. UFC 138 results will be posted on this site prior to the tape-delayed broadcast in the United States. Consider yourself warned.
If you're a mixed martial arts (MMA) fan who lives across the pond be sure to check out how to watch UFC 138 live on ESPN. To view ESPN programming information throughout the U.K. click here.
More details on the UFC 138 fight card, who is fighting who, as well as how to keep yourself updated, after the jump:
185 lbs.: Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz
Main card (Spike TV):
Preliminary card (Facebook):
145 lbs.: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young
135 lbs.: Chris Cariaso vs. Vaughan Lee
265 lbs.: Rob Broughton vs. Philip De Fries
170 lbs.: Chris Cope vs. Che Mills
170 lbs.: Justin Edwards vs. John Maguire
Remember, too, that the UFC 138 "Prelims" are set to air LIVE on Facebook EVERYWHERE at 1:30 p.m. ET. To watch the UFC 138 "Prelims" on Facebook (if you have a Facebook profile), simply "Like" the UFC Facebook page and check out the "UFC Live Streams" tab on the left-side menu.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 138, beginning with the Facebook prelims at 1:30 p.m. ET TODAY and continuing with coverage of the main card action shortly thereafter. Again, spoilers will be contained on this site for those who intend to watch the tape-delayed broadcast on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET.
In addition, we will be your one-stop-shop for all the UFC 138 post-event coverage and highlights immediately following the show.
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