If California MMA fans didn’t get enough UFC action last week with the UFC on FOX festivities they have a chance to keep the ball rolling this week with the UFC 139 pre-fight events scheduled in San Jose.
UFC officials are encouraging fans in the area to attend the UFC 139 pre-fight press conference and open workouts taking place this week.
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.
Tomorrow the UFC kicks things off with their UFC 139 open workouts from San Jose’s Heroes Gym located at 460 S. Market St. Shogun Rua, Dan Henderson, Cung Le, Wanderlei Silva, Brian Bowles and Urijah Faber are all expected to make an appearance.
Doors will open at 11 a.m. local time and the event kicks off just one hour later.
The pre-fight press conference takes place the following day on Thursday, Nov. 17 in San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center’s Golden Gate Room. The event is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. local time and is expected to feature UFC president Dana White alongside fighters from the televised portion of the pay-per-view card.
Both events are free of charge and open to the public.
The complete lineup for UFC 139 includes:
MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
• Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
• Cung Le vs. Wanderlei Silva
• Brian Bowles vs. Urijah Faber
• Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story
• Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike TV)
• Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz
• Michael McDonald vs. Alex Soto
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
• Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman
• Nick Pace vs. Miguel Torres
• Rafael dos Anjos vs. Gleison Tibau
• Seth Baczynski vs. Matt Brown
• Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo
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