Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 141' debuts Dec. 21 on Fuel TV

Countdown to UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" will debut on Weds., Dec. 21, 2011, at 10 p.m. ET on Fuel TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and ex-Strikeforce 265-pound kingpin Alistair Overeem.

UFC.com currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 141" at the following times (ET):

Thurs., Dec. 22, at 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.
Fri., Dec. 23, at 11:30 p.m.
Weds., Dec. 28, at 2:00 a.m.

"Lesnar vs. Overeem" will also feature a co-main event pitting lightweight brawlers Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz in a 155-pound scrap as well as a welterweight brawl between former 170-pound number one contender Jon Fitch and the hard-hitting Johny Hendricks.

Here is the current UFC 141 fight card and line-up:

Main event:

265 lbs.: Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem

Main card (pay-per-view):

170 lbs.: Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
155 lbs.: Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone
145 lbs.: Jim Hettes vs. Nam Phan
205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

Spike TV Prelims:

145 lbs.: Ross Pearson vs. Junior Assuncao
155 lbs.: Ramsey Nijem vs. Anthony Njokuani

Preliminary card (May not be broadcast):

155 lbs.: T.J. Grant vs. Jacob Volkmann
170 lbs.: Luis Ramos vs. Matt Riddle
170 lbs.: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson
145 lbs.: Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 141, beginning with the PPV telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Dec. 30. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.

To get up to speed on all the news and notes for UFC 141 check out our extensive event archive right here.

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