Sometimes, a UFC "Countdown" show just won't suffice.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today announced UFC Primetime: "St. Pierre vs. Shields," a three-part series featuring a behind-the-scenes look as reigning welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre prepares for his UFC 129 title defense against division number one contender Jake Shields on April 30 in Toronto.
"Primetime" debuts at midnight ET this Wednesday night (April 13, 2011) on Spike TV.
Episode two for the "St. Pierre vs. Shields" cable network special airs next Wednesday at midnight ET (April 20) followed by episode three on Wednesday, April 27 (also at midnight ET).
From the Spike TV release:
UFC Primetime, produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), is a look into the lives and preparation of St-Pierre, arguably the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter, and Shields, who has notched 15 straight wins over the likes of Yushin Okami and Dan Henderson and as not lost since 2004, as the showdown between the two welterweight titans in Toronto approaches. Spike TV will present three special weekly installments that will take viewers to the Bay Area of California to see how Shields is honing his patented "American Jiu Jitsu" skills for his title shot, and to Montreal to see how St-Pierre, one of the most beloved athletes in Canada, is preparing for his title defense. UFC Primetime delivers an extraordinary amount of access to two of mixed martial arts’ best, as they head into the biggest mixed martial events in history before a sellout crowd of 55,000 at UFC 129.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 129, beginning with the pay-per-view telecast at 9 p.m. ET on April 30. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
For the current UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields fight card and line-up click here.