Countdown to UFC 134: "Rio" will debut Thursday, Aug. 25 at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 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 MIddleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva and division number one contender Yushin "Thunder" Okami.
UFC.com currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 134" at the following times:
Friday, Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. ET on Spike TV
Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. ET on Spike TV
Also booked for Brazil is a long-awaited light heavyweight rematch between former champions Mauricio Rua and Forrest Griffin, while Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will return to action in a heavyweight tilt against rising contender Brendan Schaub.
Here is the current UFC 134 fight card and line-up:
185 lbs.: Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami
Main Card (Pay-per-view):
Spike TV Prelims:
Preliminary Card (May not be broadcast):
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 134, beginning with the pay-per-view telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Aug. 27. 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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