Programming alert: ‘Countdown' to UFC 162 debuts July 2 on FUEL TV

FUEL TV will be airing "Countdown to UFC 162" as part of its pre-fight programming offered to hype the "Silva vs. Weidman" pay-per-view event on July 6 in Las Vegas.

Countdown to UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" will debut Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 11 p.m. ET on FUEL TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena 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 Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman the main event in a clash for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title.

UFC.com currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 162" at the following times (ET):

Tues., July 2 at 11 p.m.
Weds., July 3, at 3 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Thurs., July 4, at 1 a.m., 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Fri., July 5, at 2 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sat., July 6, at 12 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m.

"Silva vs. Weidman" also features a significant bout at 145-pounds as former UFC champion Frankie Edgar looks to break a three-fight losing streak when he takes on the dangerous Charles Oliveira.

Here is the rest of the UFC 162 fight card and line-up.

Main Event:

185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

Main Card Bouts On PPV (10 p.m. ET):

145 lbs.: Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
185 lbs.: Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
145 lbs.: Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver
185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz

"Prelims" On FX (8 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig
155 lbs.: Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira
265 lbs.: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman

"Prelims" on Facebook.com (7 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
170 lbs.: David Mitchell vs. Mike Pierce

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 162 card on fight night (Sat., July 6, 2013), starting with the Facebook "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FX-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV action, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.

For the latest UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" news and notes be sure to check out our complete event archive right here.

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