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“Countdown to UFC 129″ debuts tonight on Spike TV

“Countdown to UFC 129″ debuts tonight on Spike TV

April 26, 2011

As a reminder, the UFC’s traditional pre-event preview show returns tonight with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 129.”

The one-hour episode airs at midnight ET/PT on Spike TV.

UFC 129 takes place Saturday at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, and the pay-per-view main card features welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. top contender Jake Shields.

Replays of the preview show air throughout the week on Spike TV and Versus.

In addition to the headliner, the “Countdown” shows focuses on UFC 129 co-headliner between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Canadian Mark Hominick. A light-heavyweight bout between former champs Randy Couture and Lyoto Machida also will get some attention.

UFC 129 will be the biggest event in UFC history. North American MMA attendance (55,000) and live gate (north of $10 million) records will fall with the UFC’s first-ever stadium show.

The full UFC 129 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (PPV)

  • Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields (for welterweight title)
  • Champ Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick (for featherweight title)
  • Jason Brilz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
  • Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
  • Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

  • Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Jake Ellenberger vs. Sean Pierson

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

  • Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts
  • Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
  • Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen
  • John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson
  • Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin

Source: MMAJunkie