Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 156' debuts Jan. 29 on FUEL TV

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

FUEL TV will be airing "Countdown to UFC 156" as part of its pre-fight programming offered to hype the "Aldo vs. Edgar" pay-per-view event on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas.

Countdown to UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" will debut on Tues., Jan. 29, 2013 at 11 p.m. ET on FUEL TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the following Saturday (Feb. 2) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring reigning UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and former Lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar.

UFC.com currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 156" at the following times:

Weds., Jan. 30 at 1 and 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Jan. 31 at 1 a.m. ET
Fri., Feb. 1 at 12 a.m., 6 and 10 p.m. ET
Sat., Feb. 2 at 2 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET

In addition to "Aldo vs. Edgar," the UFC 156 fight card will also feature a 205-pound contender's bout pitting Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira while Alistair Overeem tries to move to the head of the Heavyweight class at the expense of Antonio Silva.

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Feb. 2, 2013), 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 6:45 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.

For the latest UFC 156 news and notes check out our complete event archive right here. To check out the latest "Aldo vs. Edgar" fight card and rumors click here.

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