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Leben vs. Munoz Will Be Five-Round Fight at UFC 138 in England

The UFC is going back to the United Kingdom in 2011 after all.

UFC 138 will be held on Nov. 5 at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England, the organization announced via Twitter on Tuesday.

No official word just yet on where the fight will air in the United States, but reports have indicated it will air on Spike TV via tape delay.

The card will be headlined by Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz, and according to a UFC official, it will mark the first five-round non-title fight main event in UFC history.

UFC 89, headlined by Chris Leben vs. Michael Bisping, was last event to be held in Birmingham. That card took place at the National Indoor Arena. The UFC's last show in England was UFC 120, which took place in October 2010.

Munoz (11-2) has won his last three fights in a row. He most recently defeated Demian Maia at UFC 131 in June.

Leben (26-7) has won four of his last five fights, most recently knocking out Wanderlei Silva at UFC 132 earlier this month.

The entire fight card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Update: Dana White confirmed via Twitter that the event will air on Spike TV in the United States.

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