UFC 107 preliminary bouts will not air on Spike TV Dec. 12

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After spoiling fans with a free look at select preliminary bouts from some of its previous pay-per-view offerings, the UFC will not air any of the undercard action from the upcoming Dec. 12 "Penn vs. Sanchez" event because the 2009 Video Game Awards (VGA) already lay claim to the 8pm-10pm time slot on Spike TV.

Fans were treated to one hour of uninterrupted mixed martial arts competition just over a week ago when Marcus Davis collided with Ben Saunders in a welterweight showdown and middleweights Kendall Grove and Jake Rosholt got busy on the UFC 106: "Ortiz vs. Griffin 2" undercard back on Nov. 21.

Similar to UFC 103 in Sept. and then UFC 104 in Oct., which both attracted about 1.4 million viewers as the promotion began to test the idea along with its cable television partner, the UFC 106 featured prelim bouts aired commercial-free and garnered a 1.0 household rating for 1.3 million viewers.

"Penn vs. Sanchez" also promises an action-packed undercard -- you'll just have to shell out the requisite clams to see it.

UFC 107 will feature a main event between lightweight division champion, BJ "The Prodigy" Penn, defending his title against number one division contender, Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez, filling in the hole left by "Sugar" Rashad Evans and Quinton Jackson after "Rampage" went Hollywood.

In the co-featured fight of the night, former two-time heavyweight champion Frank Mir will "begin his quest for a third title" when he takes on the hard-hitting Cheick Kongo. In addition, a lightweight showdown between former number one contender Kenny "KenFlo" Florian and Clay "The Carpenter" Guida has also been confirmed.

Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, Dec. 12), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view from the FedEx Forum. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8 p.m. ET with the preliminary bouts.

It’s going to be a fun night of fights so don’t miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC 107 coverage you can handle.

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