"UFC Countdown" to UFC 97: "Redemption" will debut on Spike TV Monday, April 16 at 11 p.m. ET to promote the upcoming event next weekend at The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on April 18,
The hour-long special presentation will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, including main event participants UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and challenger Thales Leites. In the co-main event, Mauricio Rua — fresh off his less-than-thrilling victory over Mark "The Hammer" Coleman at UFC 93 — will challenge former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell.
For those who miss the "Countdown" to UFC 97 premier it will re-air later on Thursday, April 16 at 11 p.m. ET and Saturday April 18, 9 a.m. ET. To check out a preview of the Spike TV special click here.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide all the coverage you can handle, including LIVE blow-by-blow UFC 97 results of the main card action at 9 p.m. ET on fight night, as well as the latest quick results from earlier that afternoon as they happen.
To check out the complete UFC 97 fight card click here.