It's official: UFC Fight Night 13 has been extended to a three-hour SpikeTV broadcast and will feature six televised fights that begin at 7 p.m. ET in front of a sold-out Broomfield Events Center crowd in Broomfield, Colo., on April 2, according to UFC.com.
Here's a snip from UFC President Dana White:
"I knew that bringing the UFC back to the state of Colorado would be big. But thanks to our fight fans in Broomfield and Denver and all across Colorado, this is going to be one of our best UFC Fight Night events ever. Not only is it going to air as a three-hour special on Spike TV, it will also be a house packed with UFC fans ready for great fights."
It's the first time that a UFC event will be held in Colorado — the state in which the first-ever event for the promotion was staged — in more than15 years.
And it seems as if the UFC is making up for lost time, booking 12 spectacular fights for the Wednesday night special event that features the main event between top lightweights, Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon.
Here's how the entire card shakes up:
155 lbs.: Kenny Florian (7-3) vs. Joe Lauzon (16-3)
Main card (televised):
170 lbs.: Karo Parisyan (18-4) vs. Thiago Alves (13-3)
205 lbs.: Matt Hamill (3-1) vs. Tim Boetsch (7-1)
155 lbs.: Nate Diaz (8-2) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (11-3)
155 lbs.: Frank Edgar (8-0) vs. Gray Maynard (4-0)
205 lbs.: Houston Alexander (8-2) vs. James Irvin (13-4)
Under card (may not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Spencer Fisher (20-4) vs. Marcus Aurelio (15-5)
155 lbs.: Din Thomas (20-7) vs. Josh Neer (23-6-1)
155 lbs.: Manny Gamburyan (7-2) vs. Jeff Cox (9-4)
155 lbs.: Clay Guida (22-9) vs. Samy Schiavo (10-4)
170 lbs.: George Sotiropoulos (8-2) vs. Roman Mitichyan (5-1)
170 lbs.: Tommy Speer (9-2) vs. Anthony Johnson (4-1)
UFC Fight Night 13 serves as the lead-in to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7, which debuts at 10 p.m. ET on SpikeTV on the same night with light heavyweight coaches, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Forrest Griffin.
Remember that UFC Fight Night 13 tickets can likely still be purchased through StubHub.com (a ticket broker) even though this event is "sold out."