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UFC counters “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” with UFC 113 on Spike TV

New York, NY, June 7, 2010 – Spike TV presents an encore presentation of the “UFC 113: MACHIDA VS SHOGUN 2” fight card on Saturday, June 26 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The night’s main event featured two of the world’s best light heavyweights go toe-to-toe, with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua avenging his controversial loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 104 by knocking out Machida via KO in the first round, and emerging from the Ocatgon™ with the UFC light heavyweight belt around his waist.

“UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2” took place at the sold-out Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec on Saturday, May 8, and featured some of MMA’s heaviest hitters, including Kimbo Slice, Sam Stout, Marcus Davis, and Patrick Cote, among others. Spike TV’s telecast will include the following bouts:

· Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
· Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione
· Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens
· Joe Doerksen vs. Tom Lawlor
· Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet
· Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher

For the latest news, information and videos on “The Ultimate Fighter” and the UFC on Spike TV, log onto ultimatefighter.com.

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8 COMMENTS
  • blue says:

    For those who clamored for competition for the UFC and expressed the value of having multiple (or at least two) promotions competing for your dollar, you have it once again.

    Hopefully this competition will be good for the sport.

  • Rece Rock says:

    It’s not even news anymore… If SF has a card then UFC will most likely counter…business as usual.

    Maybe Werdum will pull it off, One can only hope…I heard Fedor is getting into politics in his native Russia?! Hmmm I wonder if his croonies are behind this to secure a political position for there advantage… oh wait there’s no such thing as the Russian Mob…Right?

  • Rece Rock says:

    Competition is def. good for business… as long as they are on a level playing field… and there in which lies the problem.

  • Angry Mike says:

    If Strikeforce had this on CBS, it would have a fighting chance with ratings. I think it’s going to be ppv/Showtime customers only, in which case UFC’s free broadcast will kill. The UFC brand is a bigger draw than Fedor’s name/reputation. Maybe it shouldn’t be that way, but it is.

  • Jak says:

    “It’s not even news anymore… If SF has a card then UFC will most likely counter…business as usual.”

    No doubt, that’s as predictable as someone saying right after that low ratings are due to Showtime having only 12 million subscribers compared to spikes 82 million, or whatever.

    It doesn’t matter if SF #’s drop in half, it will be the same spin.

  • Guthookd says:

    Seen it.

  • Lethal Liquid says:

    Wasn’t Koscheck vs Daley on that card. Thought it was odd it wasn’t mentioned in this piece

  • bigbadjohn says:

    seen this tactic before obviously, it does make sense though. if i didnt already have showtime i may have chosen to watch the ufc re-run seeing as how the result of the Fedor fight is almost a guarantee already. Yet, i will be watching and hoping that Alistair shows up after and gets in Fedors personal space. has anyone tried the head game tactic with The Last Emperor really ever?

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