“Countdown to UFC 143″ Debuts January 31st on FUEL TV

Written by Tom Ngo
January 5th, 2012

UFC Nick Diaz

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” takes place February 4th and features a interim welterweight title tilt between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. To help hype the 170-pound scrap, FUEL TV will premiere “Countdown to UFC 143” on Tuesday, January 31st at 9PM ET/PT.

The documentary focuses on Diaz and Condit as they prepare for battle. Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce, the card’s co-main event, will also provide behind-the-scenes footage as they get ready for their welterweight shootout.

Replays of “Countdown to UFC 143” are expected to be made available throughout fight week. As if that weren’t enough, a three-part “UFC Primetime” special will also be released to heighten the hoopla.

The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts UFC 143. The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:

Dustin Poirier vs. TBD

Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper

Justin Edwards and Mike Stumpf

Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks

Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope

Jorge Lopez vs. Matt Riddle

Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa

Scott Jorgensen vs. Renan Barao

Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum

Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce

Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz (Interim UFC Welterweight Title)

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