NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum and Antonio Margarito of Mexico pose for the media during their weigh in at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will once again go head-to-head with a major boxing match when it pits The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale on Spike TV opposite the long-awaited rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.
The proud Puerto Rican and Mexican fighters, respectively, first met more than three years ago on July 26, 2008, battling back-and-forth for 11 action-packed rounds before Margarito scored a come-from-behind technical knockout win.
But, Margarito's sudden fame and fortune was short lived, getting mired in an illegal handwrapping controversy in his next fight against Shane Mosely, which cast serious doubt over the legitimacy of his brutal win over Cotto. Now the pair is set to settle their bitter score later this evening (Dec. 3, 2011) from Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., in a major prize fight that will air on HBO pay-per-view (PPV), beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
So how did both men prepare for tonight's second date with destiny? The HBO 24/7 crew followed both fighters and found out in the lead-up to tonight's explosive showdown. Watch every episode to catch yourself up after the jump.
REMEMBER: MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of "Cotto vs. Margarito 2" this evening, starting with the HBO pay-per-view (PPV) under card at 9 P.M. ET.
See you soon!