“Countdown to UFC 137″ Premieres Tonight on Spike TV

Written by Tom Ngo
October 24th, 2011

Strikeforce Champ Nick Diaz

Fight week is officially upon us. Spike TV will kick off the festivities tonight with the premiere of “Countdown to UFC 137” starting at 11:30PM ET/PT.

The half-hour documentary follows welterweights BJ Penn and Nick Diaz (Pictured) around as they prepare to headline Saturday’s critical shootout.

If you’re unable to watch tonight’s airing, Spike TV will offer up replays on Wednesday at 3:30PM ET/PT and Saturday at 1:30PM ET/PT. Versus will also air the show on Thursday at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

UFC 137 takes place inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here are the athletes performing this weekend:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Facebook 6:15PM ET/3:15PM PT)

Dustin Jacoby vs. Clifford Starks

Francis Carmont vs. Chris Camozzi

Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem

Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera

(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin

Dennis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone

Main Bouts:

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

Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop

Jeff Curran vs. Scott Jorgensen

Roy Nelson vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic

Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo

BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz

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