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Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 133' debuts Aug. 1 on Spike TV


Countdown to UFC 133: "Evans vs. Davis" will debut Monday, Aug. 1 at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion "Suga" Rashad Evans and fast rising prospect turned contender "Mr. Wonderful" Phil Davis. currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 133" at the following times:

Thursday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. ET on Spike TV
Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. ET on Spike TV

"Evans vs. Davis" will also feature a co-main event of Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira as well as an intriguing middleweight clash pitting Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama.

Here is the current UFC 133 fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

205 lbs.: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis

Main Card (Televised):

205 lbs.: Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
185 lbs.: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Vitor Belfort
185 lbs.: Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
170 lbs.: Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle

Under Card (May not be broadcast)

205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya
170 lbs.: Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
185 lbs.: Riki Fukuda vs. Rafael Natal
145 lbs.: Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 133, beginning with the pay-per-view telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Aug. 6. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.

For the latest UFC 133 news and notes click here.

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