Programming reminder: 'Countdown to UFC 133' debuts tonight (Aug. 1) on Spike TV

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Countdown to UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz II" will debut TONIGHT (Monday, August 1, 2011) at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions "Suga" Rashad Evans and Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz.

UFC.com currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 133" at the following times:

Thursday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. ET on Spike TV
Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. ET on Spike TV

"Evans vs. Ortiz II" will also feature a co-main event pitting middleweight "Phenom" Vitor Belfort against the irresistible sexiness of Yoshihiro Akiyama.

Here is the current UFC 133 fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

205 lbs.: Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz

Main Card (Pay-per-view):

185 lbs.: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Vitor Belfort
170 lbs.: Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman
185 lbs.: Jorge Rivera vs. Constantinos Philippou
170 lbs.: Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle

Spike TV Prelims:

205 lbs.: Matt Hamill vs. Alexander Gustafsson
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya

Preliminary Card (May not be broadcast):

170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
145 lbs.: Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
185 lbs.: Rafael Natal vs. Paul Bradley

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 133, beginning with the pay-per-view telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Aug. 6. 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 133 news and notes click here.

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