Just when you thought you got away from Chael Sonnen’s nonstop chatter, Spike TV enters stage left with “Countdown to UFC 117.” The hour-long documentary debuts tonight at 11PM ET/PT on the edgy network.
The show will spotlight the middleweight title fight between reigning king Anderson Silva and the talkative challenger that resides out of Team Quest in Oregon. Sonnen has done more than his fair share to sell the scrap thus far, however you best believe he’ll be locked and loaded with instant classic one-liners once the cameras start rolling.
“UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen” will be jumping off this Saturday inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on August 7th. The pay-per-view broadcast will also feature the long awaited rematch between welterweight studs Thiago Alves and Jon Fitch, as well as a heavyweight top contender matchup between Junior dos Santos and Roy Nelson.
Replays of “Countdown to UFC 117” will air August 3rd (1AM ET/PT) on MTV Tr3s, August 4th (8PM ET/PT) on Spike TV and August 5th (Midnight ET/9PM PT) on Versus.
Here are the fighters scheduled to be throwing down in Oaktown:
Tim Boetsch vs. Todd Brown
Rodney Wallace vs. Phil Davis
Dennis Hallman vs. Ben Saunders
Johnny Hendricks vs Charlie Brenneman
Christian Morecraft vs. Stefan Struve
Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story
Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson
Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida
Clay Guida vs. Rafael dos Anjos (Swing Bout)
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Championship)