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Programming alert: ‘Countdown' to UFC 161 debuts June 11 on FUEL TV

FUEL TV will be airing "Countdown to UFC 161" as part of its pre-fight programming offered to hype the "Evans vs. Henderson" pay-per-view event on June 15 in Winnipeg.

Countdown to UFC 161: "Evans vs. Henderson" will debut Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 5 a.m. ET on FUEL TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson in the main event in a clash between two of the world's top ranked light heavyweight fighters.

UFC.com currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 161" at the following times (ET):

Tues., June 11 at 9 p.m.
Weds., June 12, at 3 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Thurs., June 13, at 2 a.m.
Fri., June 14, at 4 p.m.

"Evans vs. Henderson" also features another significant bout at 205-pounds as former UFC champion Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will collide in a rematch from the 2005 "Fight of the Year."

Here is the rest of the UFC 161 fight card and line-up.

Main Event:

205 lbs.: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson

Main Card Fights Pay-Per-View (10 p.m. ET):

205 lbs.: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
265 lbs.: Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic
265 lbs.: Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
135 lbs.: Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton

FX "Prelims" Fights (8 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
155 lbs.: Sam Stout vs. James Krause
205 lbs.: Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
170 lbs.: Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson

Facebook "Prelims" Fights (6:35 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
155 lbs.: John Maguire vs. Mitch Clarke
135 lbs.: Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague


MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 161 fight card on fight night (June 15, 2013), starting with the Facebook "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m. ET, right on through the FX-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV action, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.

For more on the upcoming UFC 161 be sure to check out our complete event archive right here.

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