Spike TV to Broadcast Two UFC 109 Preliminary Bouts

Written by Tom Ngo
January 7th, 2010

Thanks to the massive numbers the “UFC 108 Prelims” show earned Spike TV, the edgy network has decided to continue their giving ways as they will air two live preliminary bouts to kick off the UFC 109 festivities. The lightweight scrap between Mac Danzig and Justin Buchholz, as well as Melvin Guillard’s battle with Ronnys Torres will be featured in the hour-long show.

MMAJunkie.com was the first to report on the possible freebie fights, however no official word from the UFC or Spike TV regarding their February 6th event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 109 will mark the the second of ten “UFC Prelim” broadcasts that are scheduled for 2010. The lead-in series debuted at UFC 103 back in September of 2009 and has played a significant role in bolstering last-minute pay-per-view buys.

Here’s a look at the UFC’s new agenda for the day:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rolles Gracie vs. Mostapha Al Turk
Tim Hague vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Phil Davis vs. Brian Stann
Rob Emerson vs. Phillipe Nover

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Justin Buchholz vs. Mac Danzig
Melvin Guillard vs. Ronnys Torres

Main Bouts:

Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller
Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Swick
Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg
Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen
Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman

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