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Remaining UFC 139 prelims to stream on Facebook

Remaining UFC 139 prelims to stream on Facebook

November 14, 2011

As expected the remaining preliminary-card fights from Saturday’s UFC 139 event will stream live and for free on Facebook, UFC officials today confirmed withMMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

The five-bout stream precedes a pay-per-view main card and Spike TV’s “UFC Prelims” special.

UFC 139 takes place this Saturday, Nov. 19, at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Recent Strikeforce champ Dan Henderson returns to the octagon to meet ex-UFC champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the night’s headliner.

Bouts slated for the Facebook prelims include ex-WEC bantamweight champ Miguel Torres (38-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Nick Pace (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), lightweights Rafael dos Anjos (15-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Gleison Tibau (23-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC), bantamweights Alex Soto (6-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Michael McDonald (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), welterweights Matt Brown (12-10 MMA, 5-4 UFC) vs. Seth Baczynski (14-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC), and lightweights Shamar Bailey (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Danny Castillo (11-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC).

The official UFC 139 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

  • Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
  • Cung Le vs. Wanderlei Silva
  • Brian Bowles vs. Urijah Faber
  • Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story
  • Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

  • Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz
  • Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

  • Nick Pace vs. Miguel Torres
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Gleison Tibau
  • Michael McDonald vs. Alex Soto
  • Seth Baczynski vs. Matt Brown
  • Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo

The UFC first began streaming select fights live on Facebook at this past January’s “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2″ event. To access the preliminary-card stream, viewers must visit the UFC’s official Facebook profile (www.facebook.com/ufc) and push the “Like” button for the page.

Source: MMAJunkie