Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao Confirmed for UFC 138; Spike Broadcasting Event
By FCF Staff
Only hours after the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that a middleweight bout between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz will headline its November 5th event in Birmingham, England, the promotion has added a bantamweight fight between Brad Pickett and Renan Baroa to the card. (Pictured: Pickett diving on Alex Owen at Cage Rage 21)
Pickett (20-5) has gone 9-1 in his last ten bouts with his only loss during that stretch coming via unanimous decision to Scott Jorgensen in August, 2010. Most recently, at WEC 53 in December, the Englishman scored a UD win over Ivan Menjivar.
Barao (26-1) continue his remarkable 26 fight winning streak at his UFC debut in May, by working his way to a decision win over Cole Escovedo. The Brazilian went 2-0 with the WEC recording wins over Anthony Leone and Chris Cariaso.
The UFC also announced today that the upcoming November 5th card will be broadcast throughout the U.S. on Spike TV and on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada.
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