The UFC 86: "Jackson vs. Griffin" pay-per-view (PPV) event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 5 will re-air tonight for free on Spike TV, beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Of course, the special presentation coincides with Elite XC: "Heat" on CBS "Saturday Night Fights," meaning that mixed martial arts fans have several programming options this evening from which to choose.
UFC 86 features the five-round thriller between Quintion "Rampage" Jackson and Forrest Griffin in the main event with Jackson's 205-pound title on the line. It's a fantastic fight that is on the short list of "Fight of the Year" candidates for 2008.
Here is the rest of the televised line up:
185 lbs.: Patrick Cote (12-4) vs. Ricardo Almeida (9-2)
155 lbs.: Joe Stevenson (28-8) vs. Gleison Tibau (15-5)
170 lbs.: Josh Koscheck (10-2) vs. Chris Lytle (25-15)
155 lbs.: Tyson Griffin (11-1) vs. Marcus Aurelio (16-5)
In addition, the promotion will also cram in two more great never before seen fights from UFC Fight Night 15 last month -- Joe Lauzon vs. Kyle Bradley and Alessio Sakara vs. Joe Vedepo -- during the two-hour Spike TV broadcast.
UFC 86 is just the culmination of all-day MMA programming on the network. In fact, UFC Fight Night 13 will also re-air at at 1 p.m. ET followed by a three-hour mini marathon of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 "Team Nogueira vs Team Mir" from 4 to 7 p.m. ET.
And last but certainly not least, two hours of "UFC Unleashed" will air right before the UFC 86 rebroadcast from 7 to 9 p.m, ET, featuring "Griffin vs. Bonnar I, Jardine vs. Griffin, Liddell vs. Ortiz II and much more."
Aren't "Saturday Fight Nights" fun?
Remember that MMAmania.com will also provide complete Elite XC: "Heat" coverage this weekend, including round-by-round, blow-by-blow live results later on this evening from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., beginning with the under card action at around 6: 30 p.m. ET.