UFC 139 is official.
UFC 139 “Shogun vs. Henderson” is scheduled to take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on Saturday, Nov. 19, and will air live on pay-per-view at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight battle between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson.
“The UFC light heavyweight division is arguably the deepest division in the sport and Dan Henderson and ‘Shogun’ are fighting to prove that they deserve to be next in line for a shot at the title,” UFC President Dana White said. “Both of these guys want to earn the right to be called the best 205-pound fighter in the sport. These guys both have incredible power and I expect a great fight on Nov. 19.”
“I’m very happy to have a chance to fight Dan Henderson, who is a legend of the sport,” Rua, owner of a 20-5 record, said. “His career speaks for himself, and to be able to keep fighting at a high level for so long speaks volumes about him as a fighter. This is a fight that could have happened long ago in PRIDE, and I’m very happy to have a chance to compete against him in such an important time in our careers. Every time Dan Henderson fights, much like me, he comes to fight and is always trying to finish, so I expect a very tough fight that the fans will love!”
“This is a fight that the hardcore and old-school PRIDE fans have been waiting for,” Henderson said. “Shogun is a tough opponent and this is a fight that I’m excited about. The fans are in for an explosive bout.”
Other fights announced for the card include Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le, Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles, Rick Story vs. Martin Kampmann and Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury.
Ticket info below.
- UFC Fight Club Presale: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 10am PT
- UFC Newsletter Presale: Thursday, Sept. 29, 10am PT
- Public On-Sale Date: Friday, Sept. 30, 10am PT
Tickets will be priced at $400, $300, $225, $150, $75 and $50. They can be purchased at the HP Pavilion ticket office, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000.
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