The "UFC Countdown" 85 special to "Bedlam" will air tonight (June 2) on Spike TV at 11 p.m. ET for the pay-per-view (PPV) event slated to take place at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7.
This will be a competitive card on Saturday afternoon and it will be good to get to know some of the up and coming fighters who will be in action.
We have all seen the behind the scenes training of Matt Hughes before; however, one has to wonder about the change in preparation and/or mindset for one of the all time greats of the sport who has himself admitted that he is in the twilight of his career.
His opponent in the main event, Thiago Alves, will also be featured on the show and he is one of the surging talents in the UFC. "The Pitbull" is among a handful of young fighters who we will be hearing from for a long in the stacked 170-pound division.
We will also get the inside scoop on Michael Bisping during the show, who is coming off his most impressive showing inside the Octagon. He will take on Jason Day, who has been keeping us up to date here at MMAmania with his training for his showdown with "The Count" in his own backyard.
It will be nice to finally put a visual to go along with the great posts Day has made availible to us maniacs.
In addition, the always outspoken Brandon "The Truth" Vera -- coming off a loss to Tim Sylvia and a broken hand -- will be featured along with his opponent, Fabricio Werdum. Werdum is coming off an impressive victory over Gabriel Gonzaga his last time out.
Vera will take one more stab on Saturday to prove that he belongs with the big boys in the heavyweight division, while Werdum will look to build on the momentum gained in his last fight and possibly set himself up for a championship fight later in the year against the winner of new The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) coaches, Frank Mir and reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion, Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira.
Put simply, the hour-long special tonight should be a great lead up to a fabulous main card top to bottom on Saturday so be sure to tune in later on.
If you miss the debut episode, "UFC Countdown" to 85 will re-air June 5 at 2 a.m. ET and June 7 at 2 p.m. on Spike TV.