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Stephan Bonnar and Kyle Kingsbury clash at UFC 139

It looks like Josh Koscheck and Stephan Bonnar will be fighting on the same card after all. Unfortunately for some fight fans, they won’t be fighting each other. Instead, Bonnar will take on one of Koscheck’s teammates at American Kickboxing Academy and fellow Ultimate Fighter alum, Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 139 in November.

The two light heavyweights have verbally agreed to the bout according to UFC President Dana White.

On a four fight win streak, Kingsbury is quickly earning a reputation as being one of the most exciting 205 fighters in the company. “Kingsbu” has picked up “Fight of the Night” honors in two of his last three bouts, both unanimous decision victories over Jared Hamman and Fabio Maldonado. Sandwiched between those performances as a 21 second TKO victory against Ricardo Romero at UFC 126. A member of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira‘s team on the eighth season of the Ultimate Fighter, Kingsbury will be taking a step up in competition when he enters the cage against Bonnar.

Already having the reputation as one of the most action-packed light heavyweight fighters, Bonnar is coming off back-to-back victories for the first time since 2007. Defeating Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 116 and earning the “Fight of the Night” award for his efforts, Bonnar followed that up with another much-needed win against Igor Pokrajac this past December. The Ultimate Fighter 1 runner-up was scheduled to face Karlos Vemola at UFC Live 5 but was forced to withdraw from the fight with an injury. A fight against Kingsbury is sure to deliver all the action that “American Psycho” fans have come to expect from his UFC career.

UFC 139 is scheduled for November 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. While not officially announced, it is expected that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is expected to defend his title against Junior dos Santos in the nights main event.

*PHOTO CREDIT – UFC*

15 COMMENTS
  • Creature says:

    Well.. now im seriously curious as to who Kos is fighting!? maybe Stun Gun? or possibly Dwane Ludwig?

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  • Rece Rock says:

    that pic of kingsbury with that zombie eye is always a treat

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  • Man this is AWESOME. Im plannin on attending this card and I truly hope that they hurry up and confirm Cain vs. JDS….i still wanna go regardless, but seein Cain defend(and hopefully lose) his title for the first time 50 miles from his hometown will be epic.

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  • Creature says:

    Def off topic.. but i just read something, said theres a reliable rumor going around that the UFC Debut on Fox is gonna be headlined by Anderson Silva vs Dan Henderson for the MW title if AS wins, and if they cant get the contract deal worked out with hendo, there replacing him with Mr Sonnen…

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  • Creature says:

    And then they would have Vitor fill in against stann.. forgot to add that

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  • stone says:

    Damn superdave, u wanna see Cain lose his title to JDS??? I’ve always liked Cain and I can’t really see how anyone would want to see him lose…. Cain is a great champ. He has a good work ethic, good attitude & a VERY decisive win to gain the belt… He seems almost impossible to hate

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  • MCM says:

    I like Cain. But I like JDS more. I also think that JDS was more deserving of a shot than Cain. This is gonna be a great fight no matter who wins. I think I’ll try to make it up for this one as well.

    I think Bonnar gets by Kingsbo. If he does, it’s time for a step up in competition. Maybe Luis Cane or Thiago Silva when he returns.

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  • MCM says:

    Creature-
    I just read this on Bloodyelbow. Here’s how they ended the story…..

    “[Update 8:55 p.m. ET] This story may have originated as a post from Bloody Elbow member MMALOGIC at the Underground.”

    take that for what you will.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    i like stephan, dont see the point in kyle

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  • Rece Rock says:

    MMALogic spreads his wealth of knowledge around… we are all blessed.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    MMALogic spreads his wealth of knowledge around… we are all blessed.

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  • Creature says:

    http://bjpenn.com/news/2011/08/24/fertitta-confirms-henderson-vs-silva-intentions-for-fox-debut-3691.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bjpenndotcom+%28BJPENN.COM+NEWS+BLOGS%29&utm_content=FaceBook

    that is the article.. fertitta confirms that there trying to do the fight with hendo and silva.. looks like Logic was right aha

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  • MCM says:

    Tatame is the same news source that first reported it. And all they did was copy and post mmalogic’s post from the UG. I’m gonna hold off until I hear from a more reputable news source.

    BTW, I don’t think that mmalogic is the same as our MMALogic. I read a few of his posts on BE and he seems to be PRO-Zuffa. Doesn’t sound like our guy.

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  • Creature says:

    I just hope its true, im been calling for the rematch for a while now.. lol if hes pro-zuffa then theres no way its our guy (;

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  • I dont hate Cain, Cain’s bad as fuck. I really like Jr, and plus i really see that as a big Pick em fight…the first either of those two have been in. Cains wrestling and kickboxing are lookin really good, Jr’s TDD and Hands are phenomenal…both have stout chins great athleticism blah blah blah…I just love hometown shockers.

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