UFC 139

UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 19, 2011 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, USA. The event will be the first that the UFC has hosted in San Jose, the longtime home and base arena for Strikeforce.


UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez was originally expected to have his first title defense against Junior dos Santos at this event. However, on September 2, 2011, the UFC announced that fight would be moved to the inaugural UFC on Fox event.

UFC 139 will feature two preliminary fights live on Spike TV.

Vitor Belfort was briefly linked to a matchup with Cung Le at this event. However, Belfort was removed from the bout and replaced by Wanderlei Silva.

Dana White announced that the winner of the main event between Rua and Henderson will likely be in line for a Light Heavyweight title shot.

Johnny Eduardo was expected to face Michael McDonald at the event. However, Eduardo was forced from the card with a shoulder injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Alex Soto.

It was initially suspected that the first Spike TV preliminary fight would feature Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman, but it has become known that it will instead be Michael McDonald fighting UFC newcomer Alex Soto.

During the official UFC 139 weigh ins, Shamar Bailey and Nick Pace failed to make the weight limit for their respective weight classes. Bailey came in 3 pounds over, while Pace came in six pounds over. Each fighter was fined 20 percent of their earnings and their bouts will take place at catchweights of 158 lb and 141 lb.

  1. Mauricio Rua vs Dan Henderson
    Mauricio Rua
    20-5-0 Record 28-8-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 1"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Brazil   United States
    Dan Henderson
    • Light Heavyweight bout: Henderson defeated Rua via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47).
  2. Wanderlei Silva vs Cung Le
    Wanderlei Silva
    33-11-1, 1NC Record 7-1-0
    5' 11" Height 5' 10"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Brazil   Vietnam
    Cung Le
    • Middleweight bout: Silva defeated Le via TKO (knees and punches) at 4:49 of round 2.
  3. Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles
    Urijah Faber
    25-5-0 Record 10-1-0
    5' 6" Height 5' 7"
    135lbs (61kg) Weight 135lbs (61kg)
    United States   United States
    Brian Bowles
    • Bantamweight bout: Faber defeated Bowles via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:27 of round 2.
  4. Martin Kampmann vs Rick Story
    Martin Kampmann
    17-5-0 Record 13-4-0
    6' 0" Height 5' 10"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Denmark   United States
    Rick Story
    • Welterweight bout: Kampmann defeated Story via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28). A mistake was made by one of the judges during the event, scoring the fight 29-28 in favor of Story, initially resulting in a split decision. The call was reversed after the end of the event.
  5. Stephan Bonnar vs Kyle Kingsbury
    Stephan Bonnar
    16-7-0 Record 11-2-0, 1NC
    6' 4" Height 6' 4"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    80 Reach 76
    United States   United States
    Kyle Kingsbury
    • Light Heavyweight bout: Bonnar defeated Kingsbury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-27).
  6. Preliminary Card (Televised)

  7. Ryan Bader vs Jason Brilz
    Ryan Bader
    12-2-0 Record 18-4-1
    6' 2" Height 5' 11"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    74 Reach 71
    United States   United States
    Jason Brilz
    • Light Heavyweight bout: Bader defeated Brilz via KO (punch) at 1:17 of round 1.
  8. Michael McDonald vs Alex Soto
    Michael McDonald
    13-1-0 Record 6-0-1
    5' 9" Height 5' 8"
    135lbs (61kg) Weight 135lbs (61kg)
    United States   Mexico
    Alex Soto
    • Bantamweight bout: McDonald defeated Soto via KO (punches) at 0:56 of round 1.
  9. Preliminary Card (Facebook)

  10. Tom Lawlor vs Chris Weidman
    Tom Lawlor
    7-3-0, 1NC Record 6-0-0
    6' 0" Height 6' 2"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    United States Reach United States
    Chris Weidman
    • Middleweight bout: Weidman defeated Lawlor via technical submission (D'Arce choke) at 2:07 of round 1.
  11. Gleison Tibau vs Rafael Dos Anjos
    Gleison Tibau
    33-7-0 Record 15-5-0
    5' 10" Height 5' 9"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    72 Reach 71
    Brazil   Brazil
    Rafael Dos Anjos
    • Lightweight bout: Tibau defeated dos Anjos via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27).
  12. Miguel Angel Torres vs Nick Pace
    Miguel Angel Torres
    38-4-0 Record 6-2-0
    5' 9" Height 5' 6"
    135lbs (61kg) Weight 135lbs (61kg)
    United States   United States
    Nick  Pace
    • Catchweight (141 lb) bout: Torres defeated Pace via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
  13. Matt Brown vs Seth Baczynski
    Matt Brown
    14-10-0 Record 14-6-0
    6' 0" Height 6' 3"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    76 Reach
    United States   United States
    Seth Baczynski
    • Welterweight bout: Baczynski defeated Brown via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:42 of round 2.
  14. Shamar Bailey vs Danny Castillo
    Shamar Bailey
    12-4-0 Record 11-4-0
    5' 9" Height 5' 9"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    United States   United States
    Danny Castillo
    • Catchweight (158 lb) bout: Castillo defeated Bailey via TKO (punches) at 4:52 of round 1.
  15. Fight of the Night: Wanderlei Silva vs.Cung Le and MaurĂ­cio Rua vs.Dan Henderson
    Knockout of the Night: Michael McDonald
    Submission of the Night: Urijah Faber