UFC 120 start time moved to 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV on Oct. 16


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Spike TV today issued a programming alert for its upcoming network telecast from the O2 Arena in London, England, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010.

UFC 120: "Bisping vs. Akiyama" will air via tape-delay at 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV (not 9 p.m. as previously listed) and conclude at 11 p.m. ET.

Featuring a hard-hitting middleweight battle between Michael "The Count" Bisping and Yoshihiro "Sexyama" Akiyama in the main event of the evening, UFC 120 will also showcase Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy as he tries to fight his way back into 170-pound title contention against Carlos "Natural Born Killer" Condit in the co-featured fight of the night.

Another exciting welterweight showdown between John Hathaway and Mike Pyle has also been made official.

Here is the complete UFC 120 line up:

Main event:

185 lbs.: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Michael Bisping

Main card (Televised):

170 lbs.: Carlos Condit vs. Dan Hardy
170 lbs.: John Hathaway vs. Mike Pyle
265 lbs.: Travis Browne vs. Cheick Kongo
170 lbs.: James Wilks vs. Claude Patrick

Under card (May not be broadcast):

155 lbs.: Spencer Fisher vs. Kurt Warburton
205 lbs.: Fabio Maldonado vs. James McSweeney
205 lbs.: Cyrille Diabate vs. Alexander Gustafsson
205 lbs.: Steven Cantwell vs. Stanislav Nedkov
265 lbs.: Rob Broughton vs. Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz

MMAmania.com will provide blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 120, beginning with the Spike TV telecast at 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 16. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.

In addition, a UFC 120 open thread and discussion will be available at 2 p.m. ET for all the impatient MMA fans who insist on checking out the results prior to the 8 p.m. telecast.

We're still a couple of days away from showtime; therefore, feel free to share your thoughts and predictions for "Bisping vs. Akiyama" in the comments section below. And remember that MMAmania.com will be the spot for the latest news and event-related highlights before, during and after the event.

For the latest UFC 120 news and notes click here.

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