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“Countdown to UFC 134” Preview (Video)

Written by Tom Ngo
August 22nd, 2011
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UFC Poster 134 Anderson Silva Okami Rua Forrest

To help generate additional hoopla for this Saturday’s “UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami” pay-per-view broadcast, Spike TV will debut “Countdown to UFC 134” Thursday at 11PM ET/PT. No worries if you can’t wait another three days for the show, because a preview for the documentary has been released to help tide you over.

The event takes place inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Middleweight king Anderson Silva defends his throne against Yushin Okami in the card’s featured attraction. The hour-long special will follow the 185-pounders around as they prepare for this weekend’s rematch.

Okami posted a controversial disqualification victory over “The Spider” in January of 2006.

In addition, the show will also showcase the card’s co-main event between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Forrest Griffin as they construct their strategies for their critical shootout.

Please click the media player to watch the preview:

Here are the athletes expected to appear in Saturday’s show:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Facebook 5:45PM ET/2:45PM PT)

Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos

Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland

Felipe Arantes vs. Yuri Alcantara

Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo

Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell

(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Dan Miller vs. Rousimar Palhares

Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares

Main Bouts:

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

Stanislav Nedkov vs. Luiz Cane

Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza

Brendan Schaub vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin

Yushin Okami vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)

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