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UFC 111 prelims on Spike TV to feature Brown vs Almeida and Diaz vs Markham

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Spike TV will once again offer mixed martial arts fans a look at select preliminary bouts when it airs live under card action from the upcoming UFC 111: "St. Pierre vs. Hardy" pay-per-view on March 27 from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

UFC welterweight stars Matt Brown and Ricardo Almeida will bring their bout to the airwaves alongside the 155-pound scrap between Nate Diaz and Rory Markham.

Fans were treated to one hour of uninterrupted mixed martial arts competition a few weeks back when Melvin Guillard collided with Ronys Torres in a lightweight showdown and fellow 155-pounders Mac Danzig and Justin Buccholz got busy on the UFC 109: "Relentless" undercard on Feb. 6.

While the broadcast scored a series high 1.7 million viewers for a 1.2 household rating, the network was ahead of schedule for its 2010 allotment of Prelim specials and opted to pass on last Saturday night's UFC 110: "Nogueira vs. Velasquez" event from Sydney.

Now it's back. And you can be sure that Nate Diaz is looking for revenge after falling to Gray Maynard in a close split decision he still believes he won at UFC Fight Night 20 back on Jan. 11.

Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, March 27), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view from Newark. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8 p.m. ET with the preliminary bouts.

To get up to speed on the "St. Pierre vs. Hardy" event be sure to check out the complete UFC 111 archive by clicking here.

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