On Saturday, Nov. 10, the UFC will celebrate its 25th anniversary by returning to where it began, the Mile High City of Denver, for UFC Fight Night 139: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez. The event will take place from the Pepsi Center.
In the night’s main event, former featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung, better known as “The Korean Zombie,” will square off with Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez. Jung was originally tabbed to face former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, but the American withdrew due to a biceps injury. Jung has fought just once in the last five years — a TKO win over Dennis Bermudez — due to a variety of injuries and military service in his home country of South Korea. Rodriguez has also been on the shelf for quite some time due to a contract dispute. The TUF Latin America winner was last in action at UFC 211 against the aforementioned Edgar, falling via TKO.
The 12-fight event kicks off with two fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the six-fight main card airing live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
The fighters hit the scales on Friday, Nov. 9.
Donald Cerrone (170) vs. Mike Perry (170.5)
Raquel Pennington (138)* vs. Germaine de Randamie (136)
Beneil Dariush (155.5) vs. Thiago Moises (156)
Maycee Barber (116) vs. Hannah Cifers (115.5)
Mike Trizano (155) vs. Luis Pena (155)
Chas Skelly (146) vs. Bobby Moffett (146)
Davi Ramos (156) vs. John Gunther (155.5)
Devonte Smith (156) vs. Julian Erosa (155)
Mark De La Rosa (136) vs. Joby Sanchez (135)
* – Pennington missed the bantamweight limit of 136 pounds and will be fined a portion of her fight purse