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“Countdown to UFC 133” Premieres Tonight on Spike TV at 11PM ET/PT

Written by Tom Ngo
August 1st, 2011
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Now that “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” is officially in the record books, it’s time to look ahead to Zuffa, LLC’s next major show. To help generate additional hoopla for this Saturday’s “UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz” pay-per-view broadcast, Spike TV debuts “Countdown to UFC 133” tonight at 11PM ET/PT.

UFC 133 takes place inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rashad Evans stands opposite Tito Ortiz in the card’s main attraction. The hour-long special will follow the former light heavyweight champions around as they prepare for this weekend’s rematch.

The 205-pounders fought to a controversial draw at UFC 73 back in July of 2007.

In addition, the documentary will also showcase the card’s co-featured fighters Yoshihiro Akiyama and Vitor Belfort as they construct their strategies for their critical shootout.

Spike TV will offer up replays for “Countdown to UFC 133” on Thursday, August 4th at 3PM ET/PT and Saturday, August 6th at 6PM ET/PT.

Here is the agenda for this weekend’s show:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Facebook 6PM ET/3PM PT)

Rafael Natal vs. Paul Bradley

Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan

Mike Pierce vs. Johny Hendricks

Nick Pace vs. Ivan Menjivar

(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Rani Yahya vs. Chad Mendes

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Matt Hamill

Main Bouts:

(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Jorge Rivera vs. Costantinos Phillippou

Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald

Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman

Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz

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