With the addition of Octagon rookie Alex Soto, the 12-bout lineup for “UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson” is once again complete.
Soto makes his big league debut in a preliminary contest against fast-rising bantamweight star Michael McDonald. Johnny Eduardo was slated to stand opposite McDonald, but a shoulder injury forced him out of the festivities.
The November 19th event takes place inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
A critical light heavyweight matchup between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson will headline the pay-per-view broadcast. A middleweight shootout with Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le serves as the night’s co-main event.
Here is the card’s finalized roster:
Danny Castillo vs. Shamar Bailey
Seth Baczynski vs. Matt Brown
Michael McDonald vs. Alex Soto
Nick Pace vs. Miguel Torres
Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT):
Chris Weidman vs. Tom Lawlor
Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz
Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Rick Story vs. Martin Kampmann
Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles
Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le
Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua