Ryan Bader will look to rebound from back-to-back losses when The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner and former light heavyweight contender returns to the Octagon to take on Jason Brilz at UFC 139 on November 19 in San Jose, California, the UFC announced Thursday after also confirming Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury for the UFC 139 fight card.
Bader (12-2) topped Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for his fifth-straight UFC win in September before his win streak was derailed with losses to Jon Jones and Tito Ortiz. Brilz (18-4-1) is also coming off back-to-back losses to Nogueira and Vladimir Matyushenko that have dropped him to 3-3 in the UFC.
UFC 139 is headlined by heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos, while bantamweight contenders and former champs Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles meet in the co-main event.
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