UFC 89 on Spike Made Official


Michael Bisping. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC President Dana White has confirmed that UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben, which will take place on October 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England, will indeed be televised via tape delay on Spike TV later that night here in North America.

White made the previously rumored announcement on last night’s replay of UFC 84: Ill Will on Spike. It will mark the third time that the organization has opted to put a planned overseas pay-per-view event on cable television.

The show’s main event will feature Michael Bisping attempted to stay undefeated at middleweight against Chris Leben. Additional main card bouts will include Lyoto Machida vs. Thiago Silva, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Luis Cane, and newcomer Dan Hardy vs. Akihiro Gono. It’s interesting to note that a reported light heavyweight bout between Keith Jardine and Brandon Vera has not yet been confirmed by the UFC.

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