Two Free Preliminary Bouts on Spike TV for “UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida”

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 3rd, 2010

UFC Middleweight Mark Munoz

According to reports, Spike TV will continue their giving ways this Holiday Season by offering a live “UFC Prelims” for “UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida” on November 20th.

MMAJunkie reported Sunday the hour-long lead-in show will feature the welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Rory MacDonald, as well as the middleweight scrap with Mark Munoz and Aaron Simpson.

UFC 123 takes place inside the The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. The freebie special airs at 9PM ET/6PM PT and will serve as a teaser to the night’s pay-per-view broadcast.

The UFC first offered the teaser for UFC 103 in September 2009 to help promote the struggling fight card, and the special proved to be an effective means of generating last-minute PPV buys.

Here is the revised agenda for the Octagon’s long-awaited return to Motown:

Preliminary Bouts:

Tyson Griffin vs. Nik Lentz
Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Kelly
Darren Elkins vs. Edson Barboza
Dennis Hallman vs. Karo Parisyan

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Rory MacDonald vs Matt Brown
Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson

Main Bouts:

Joe Lauzon and George Sotiropoulos
Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis
Gerald Harris vs Maiquel Falcao
Matt Hughes vs. BJ Penn
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida

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