Countdown to UFC 98: Machida vs. Evans Tonight on Spike

Written by Tim Ngo
May 21st, 2009

With UFC 98: Machida vs. Evans this coming Saturday, the hype train is reaching its apex as Spike will air “Countdown to UFC 98” today at 11PM ET/PT. The show will feature the training camps of Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans and will likely show both outside of training as well.

Also on tonight’s countdown will be the training camps of Matt Serra and Matt Hughes leading up to their long-awaited grudge match.

Serra has had a video blog on the UFC’s YouTube channel over the past several weeks that has taken jabs at the former welterweight champion and Hughes has used the media to get his message across regarding his feelings towards Serra.

As a reminder, UFC 98: Machida vs. Evans will take place this Saturday night at 10PM ET/7PM PT on pay-per-view. Here’s how the card stacks up:

UFC 98 – Evans vs. Machida
When: May 23, 2009
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
How: PPV

Preliminary Bouts:

David Kaplan vs. George Roop
Brandon Wolff vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Andre Gusmao vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Kyle Bradley vs. Phillipe Nover
Pat Barry vs. Tim Hague
Chris Wilson vs. Brock Larson

Main Bouts:

Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Drew McFedries
Frank Edgar vs. Sean Sherk
Dan Miller vs. Chael Sonnen
Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra
Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)

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