Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 150' debuts Aug. 7 on FUEL TV

Photo of Frankie Edgar (left) and Benson Henderson by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

Countdown to UFC 150: "Henderson vs. Edgar 2" will debut on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET on FUEL TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the following Saturday (August 11) at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson defending his newly-won strap against former division titleholder Frankie Edgar. currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 150" for Wednesday, August 8, at 5 a.m and 6 p.m. ET.

UFC 150 will also feature former welterweight Jake Shields, who will make his 185-pound debut for the promotion against former "Ultimate Fighter" Ed Herman. Donald Cerrone will also look to take center stage against Melvin Guillard while Rousimar Palhares will attempt to "Thunder" past Yushin Okami.

Here is the current UFC 150 fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

155 lbs.: Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar (for UFC lightweight title)

Other Scheduled Fights:

185 lbs.: Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard
185 lbs.: Yushin Okami vs. Rousimar Palhares
185 lbs.: Chris Camozzi vs. Buddy Roberts
145 lbs.: Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Nik Lentz
145 lbs.: Dennis Bermudez vs. Tom Hayden
185 lbs.: Jared Hamman vs. Michael Kuiper
145 lbs.: Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, August 11, 2012), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on PPV. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8:00 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.

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