Countdown to UFC 143 on FUEL TV discussion thread for 'Diaz vs Condit'

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns with its "Countdown" preview show for UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit," featuring a behind-the-scenes look as former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz prepares to fight fellow division number one contender Carlos Condit for the Interim title on Saturday night (Feb. 4, 2012) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tune in TONIGHT (Tues., Jan. 31, 2012) at 9 p.m. ET on FUEL TV and talk, complain, whine, boast -- whatever it is you do -- about the program in the comments section below.

"Countdown" to UFC 143 will also feature a closer look at the 170-pound match up between former division number one contender Josh Koscheck and venerable up-and-comer Mike Pierce.

"Diaz vs. Condit" was booked after UFC welterweight champion George St. Pierre suffered a devastating knee injury, one that was severe enough to require surgery and several months of rehab.

Alas, the show must go on.

Here is the current UFC 143 fight card and line up:

Main event:

170 lbs.: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit

Main card (Pay-per-view):

265 lbs.: Fabricio Werdum vs. Roy Nelson
170 lbs.: Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen
185 lbs.: Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks

Preliminary card (FX):

145 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway
170 lbs.: Matt Riddle vs. Henry Martinez
135 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
170 lbs.: Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope

Preliminary card (Facebook):

170 lbs.: Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson
185 lbs.: Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper

Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Feb. 4), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view. The latest quick updates of the preliminary card action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7 p.m. ET.

For more on UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit" be sure to hit up our event archive right here.

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