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“Countdown to UFC 134″ debuts Thursday on Spike TV

“Countdown to UFC 134″ debuts Thursday on Spike TV

August 22, 2011

As a reminder, “Countdown to UFC 134″ debuts this Thursday on Spike TV, two days before the pay-per-view event.

Spike TV airs the “Countdown to UFC 134″ debut at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

A video preview of the one-hour pre-event special is now available for viewing.

“UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami” takes place Aug. 27 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The PPV headliner sees pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson Silva defend his UFC middleweight title against perennial contender Yushin Okami.

In addition to the headliner, the “Countdown” show is expected to focus on other high-profile matchups on the card, including the rematch between light heavyweights Forrest Griffin and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, as well as heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub.

Replays of “Countdown to UFC 134,” the UFC’s traditional event-preview show, are currently scheduled to air on Spike TV on Friday (9 a.m. ET/PT) and Saturday (7 p.m. ET/PT).

The latest UFC 134 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

  • Champ Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami (for middleweight title)
  • Forrest Griffin vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson
  • Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

  • Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
  • David Mitchell vs. Paulo Thiago

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

  • Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos*
  • Dan Miller vs. Rousimar Palhares
  • Felipe Arantes vs. Yuri Alcantara
  • Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland
  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduard

* – Not officially announced

Source: MMAJunkie