Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 129' debuts April 27 on Spike TV

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Countdown to UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs. Shields" will debut Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges "Rush" St. Pierre and division number one contender Jake Shields.

UFC.com currently lists the replay of "Countdown to UFC 129" at the following times:

Thursday, April 28 at 3 p.m. on Spike TV.
Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. on Versus.
Friday, April 29 at 12 a.m. ET on Versus.
Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

"St. Pierre vs. Shields" will also feature a co-main event between WEC Featherweight Champion Jose "Junior" Aldo and 145-pound title contender Mark "The Machine" Hominick.

Also getting their hands dirty in Toronto are former 205-pound champions Randy "The Natural" Couture and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida.

Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 129 beginning with the PPV telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 30, 2011. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.

For the latest UFC 129 fight card and rumors click here.

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