Programming alert: Countdown to UFC 139 airs Nov. 14 on Spike TV


Countdown to UFC 139: "Henderson vs. Rua" will debut Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Sat., Nov. 19, 2011.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring former Pride FC and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson taking on Mauricio Rua in what's expected to serve as a number one 205-pound contender eliminator bout. currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 139" at the following times:

Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. ET on Spike TV
Saturday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. ET on Spike TV

Also booked for "Silicon Valley" is a co-main event that will highlight the long-awaited UFC debut of Cung Le as he takes on "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva.

Here is the current UFC 139 fight card and line-up:

Main event:

205 lbs.: Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua

Main card (pay-per-view):

185 lbs.: Cung Le vs. Wanderlei Silva
135 lbs.: Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles
205 lbs.: Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury
170 lbs.: Rick Story vs. Martin Kampmann

Spike TV Prelims:

205 lbs.: Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz
185 lbs.: Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman

Preliminary card (may not be broadcast):

155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael dos Anjos
135 lbs.: Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace
135 lbs.: Johnny Eduardo vs. Michael McDonald will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 139, beginning with the pay-per-view telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Nov. 19. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.

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