Spike TV to Host Two Free Preliminary Bouts for “UFC 119: Mir vs. Nogueira II”

Written by Tom Ngo
July 20th, 2010

UFC Middleweight CB Dollaway

Spike TV has just confirmed that they will continue their giving ways by offering a “UFC Prelims” special for “UFC 119: Mir vs. Nogueira II” on September 25th.

The edgy network announced Tuesday morning that the lead-in show will feature an exciting heavyweight battle between Matt Mitrione and Joey Beltran, as well as a middleweight scrap between C.B. Dollaway and Joe Doerkson.

UFC 119 takes place inside Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The freebie special airs at 9PM ET/6PM PT and will serve as a teaser to the night’s pay-per-view broadcast.

Former interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will have the opportunity to avenge his UFC 92 loss to Frank Mir when the pair collide in the card’s featured contest.

The UFC first offered the hour-long lead-in for UFC 103 last September to help promote the struggling fight card, and the special proved to be an effective means of generating last-minute PPV buys.

Here are the fighters rumored/expected to participate in the event:

Preliminary Bouts:

Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle
Pat Audinwood vs. Aaron Riley
Steve Lopez vs. Waylon Lowe
T.J. Grant vs. Julio Paulino

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran
C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerkson

Main Bouts:

Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens
Evan Dunham and Sean Sherk
Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle
Ryan Bader vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

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