There’s been a shuffling of the UFC 139 broadcast lineup.

The MMA Corner has learned from Alex Soto that his fight with Michael McDonald has been added to the Spike TV portion of the UFC 139 card.  The fighter confirmed that his bout will replace one of the two fights originally scheduled for the Spike TV broadcast.

According to a report from MMA Junkie, the bantamweight clash will in fact take the place of the scheduled bout between Chris Weidman and Tom Lawlor.  The Weidman-Lawlor fight has been demoted to the Facebook streamed portion of the event for unknown reasons.

Soto will be making his UFC debut following a 6-0-1 record in smaller promotions, including a reign as the UWC Mexico bantamweight champion.  Soto is coming off a draw against Seiji Akao in Soto’s lone appearance under the Deep banner.  He is stepping in as a late replacement for Johnny Eduardo as McDonald’s opponent at UFC 139.

McDonald is currently riding a six-fight winning streak, including wins in his first two Octagon appearances.  The 20-year-old will be seeking his 14th career victory on Saturday evening.

UFC 139 takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 19 and the main card, which features a light heavyweight showdown between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, airs live on pay-per-view.  The Soto-McDonald fight will join a light heavyweight match-up between Ryan Bader and Jason Brilz on the Spike TV preliminary card special.

Photo: Alex Soto

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