UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben will be aired live in Great Britain and Ireland on Setanta Sports and via tape delay by Spike TV in the US, on October 18, 2008. The event will be held at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

The headline fight between Michael “The Count” Bisping and Chris “The Crippler” Leben is widely considered to be for status of top contender in the division. Also rounding out the card is a highly anticipated match-up between highly regarded welterweights Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez and Thiago “Pitbull” Alves.