"UFC 82 Countdown" to "Pride of a Champion" debuts tonight (February 25) at 11 p.m. ET on SpikeTV to promote the huge pay-per-view (PPV) event this weekend at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Here's the show description from UFC.com:
"Brazil's Anderson Sliva prepares to defend his middleweight title against PRIDEÃ‚Â® titleholder Dan Henderson. See how they train, what they eat and what they are doing to prepare in their homes in Brazil and California."
That monster showdown between champions -- Henderson is the last man to hold the Pride FC 183-pound belt -- is the main event bout on a 10-fight card that is brimming with talent and important fights from bottom to top.
Heavyweights Heath Herring and Cheick Kongo will clash in a bout that will move the winner one step closer to a shot at division champion, Minotauro Nogueria, and Jon Fitch will attempt to topple Chris Wilson with the hopes that a win will lead to an eventual crack at the 170-pound title.
Former heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski, and top welterweights Josh Koscheck and Diego Sanchez will also be in action albeit in separate bouts. And Evan Tanner will begin his comeback after two years of inactivity when he takes on top 185-pound contender, Yushin Okami.
For the complete UFC 82 fight card click here.
It's an exciting and perhaps more important, meaningful, night of fights that are worth getting excited about; therefore, definitely tune-in tonight to catch UFC 82 Countdown.
If you miss the debut tonight the episode will re-air several times, including this Wednesday (February 27) at 11:00 p.m. and on fight day, Saturday (March 1) at 6 p.m. ET. In addition, the episode will be featured on MTV2 on Thursday (February 28) at midnight.