“Countdown to UFC 123” makes its television debut tonight on Spike TV. This edition of the highly popular series features former light heavyweight champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida as they prepare for this Saturday’s showdown in Motown.
The show premieres at 11PM ET/PT, with replays available on November 17th at 7PM ET/PT and November 20th at 6PM ET/PT.
Rampage was humbled by bitter rival Rashad Evans in his last outing at UFC 114, while Machida lost the 205-pound crown to reigning champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua the last time he took the stage. A violent finish by either fighter could have them right back in the title picture.
UFC 123 takes place inside The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan.
Here are the athletes slated to fight in The Motor City:
Tyson Griffin vs. Nik Lentz
Paul Kelly vs. T.J. O’Brien
Mike Lullo vs. Edson Barboza
Dennis Hallman vs. Karo Parisyan
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson
Brian Foster vs Matt Brown
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