Programming alert: 'UFC's Road to the Octagon' debuts on July 29 on FOX

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: UFC President Dana White speaks to the media after the UFC on Fox: Velasquez v Dos Santos - Press Conference at W Hollywood on September 20, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has its "Countdown" special as well as its "Primetime" series to help promote and preview a majority of its upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) fight cards.

Now, it has "Road to the Octagon," as well.

The newly-announced special is designed to help build ratings interest in the upcoming UFC on FOX 4 event, headlined by a light heavyweight showdown featuring Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera, booked for the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sat., Aug. 4, 2012.

"UFC's Road to the Octagon" premieres July 29 at 2 p.m. ET.

In addition, the hour-long preview will also take a closer look at the rest of the main card fights in advance of the network-televised special from "The City of Angels."

Here is the current UFC on FOX 4 fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

205 lbs.: Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera

Other scheduled fights:

205 lbs.: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida
265 lbs.: Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell
155 lbs.: Terry Etim vs. Joe Lauzon
265 lbs.: Matt Mitrione vs. Rob Broughton
205 lbs.: Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
265 lbs.: Philip De Fries vs. Oli Thompson
170 lbs.: DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick
145 lbs.: Cole Miller vs. Nam Phan
145 lbs.: Rani Yahya vs. Josh Grispi
145 lbs.: Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa

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