Joseph Morales vs. Eric Shelton added to UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver

A flyweight matchup between a pair of fighters looking to rebound from a recent defeat has been added to the UFC’s 25th anniversary show.

UFC officials recently announced that Joseph Morales (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC will face Eric Shelton (11-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 139, which takes place Nov. 10 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The night’s main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

“Bopo” Morales fought most recently in February, suffering a TKO loss to a fast-rising Deiveson Figueredo. The setback marked the first defeat of Morales’ professional career. Prior to the defeat, Morales was victorious in his promotional debut, scoring a submission win over Roberto Sanchez.

Meanwhile, Shelton also fought in February, albeit on a different card than Morales. “Showtime” came up short on the judges’ cards, taking a decision loss to Alex Perez. All three of Shelton’s UFC losses have come via decision, including two of the split variety.

With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 139 now includes:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Mike Perry
  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Raquel Pennington
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Ray Borg
  • Maycee Barber vs. Hannah Cifers
  • Luis Pena vs. Mike Trizano


  • Amanda Cooper vs. Ashley Yoder
  • Bobby Moffett vs. Chas Skelly
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Thiago Moises

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • John Gunther vs. Davi Ramos
  • Mark De La Rosa vs. Jordan Espinosa
  • Joseph Morales vs. Eric Shelton

For more on UFC Fight Night 139, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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