Tomorrow night MMA fans will be treated to an intriguing light-heavyweight match up between the always “tough” Jason Brilz and the “TUF” winner, Ryan Bader, live and free on Spike TV.
UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. With the original heavyweight title fight headliner between champ Cain Velasquez and Junior Santos moving from UFC 139 to UFC on FOX 1 the organization has decided to go with a non-title affair between Dan Henderson and “Shogun” Rua as the evenings featured attraction.
For Jason, he finds himself in much need of a victory tomorrow night. Having dropped his last two bouts in the UFC he leaves himself little room for error during tomorrows Spike Prelim Special.
Standing opposite him is a man who finds himself in similar company. Bader too has dropped his last two fights inside the cage. After coming off the UFC’s reality show with an unblemished record, the once undefeated fighter lost to eventual division champ Jon Jones and was later dropped with a punch and submitted by a resurging Tito Ortiz.
The two men face off tomorrow night and one will, by process of elimination, end his losing streak. If you ask Jason Brilz who that man is he emphatically declares it will be him and that his tools and a new look in training will be enough to get the job done.
Jason was decent enough to take some time out and talk to BJPENN.COM about his upcoming matchup this weekend what he needs to do to keep his job in the UFC and many more topics. Below is the result of that discussion.
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