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Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 130' debuts May 25 on Spike TV

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Countdown to UFC 130: "Edgar vs. Maynard III" will debut Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring current UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie "The Answer" Edgar and division number one contender Gray "The Bully" Maynard. currently lists the replay of "Countdown to UFC 130" at the following times:

Thursday, May 26 at 3 p.m. ET on Spike TV.
Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

"Edgar vs. Maynard III" will also feature a co-main event between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and the venerable Matt "The Hammer" Hamill.

Here is the current UFC 130 fight card and line up:

Main Card (Pay-per-view):

155 lbs.: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
205 lbs.: Matt Hamill vs. Quinton Jackson
265 lbs.: Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
265 lbs.: Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve
185 lbs.: Jorge Santiago vs. Brian Stann

Preliminary Card (Spike TV):

170 lbs.: Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
135 lbs.: Brad Pickett vs. Miguel Torres

Preliminary Card (May not be broadcast):

185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch vs. Kendall Grove
135 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson vs. Miguel Torres
135 lbs.: Chris Cariaso vs. Michael McDonald
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Cole Escovedo

Remember: will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 130, beginning with the pay-per-view telecast at 9 p.m. ET on May 28. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.

To get up to speed on all the action for the Memorial Day weekend event, check out our UFC 130: "Edgar vs. Maynard III" news archive by clicking here.

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