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Alves Returns to Face Unbeaten Abedi on Nov. 5

The UFC returns to the UK on November 5th...
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.

Leben has won four of his last five bouts, including finishes of Aaron Simpson, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Wanderlei Silva. Munoz is on a similar hot streak, having beaten Aaron Simpson, CB Dollaway, and Demian Maia in successive bouts.

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."

The broadcast will air on Main Event in Australia.

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