Salil Gulati from Spike TV sent along the following ...
SPIKE TV TO DEBUT “THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS” ON MARCH 2
New York, NY, December 20, 2011 -- Spike TV, the recognized home of mixed martial arts on television, has announced a new three-hour programming block debuting on Friday, March 2 (9:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT) featuring the greatest episodes from the 14 seasons of “The Ultimate Fighter.” From Rashad Evans to Matt Serra, from Forrest Griffin to Kimbo Slice, “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” on Spike TV will showcase all the incredible knockouts, unbelievable submissions, and tense drama from the seven years of the hit Spike series. The network will air special-themed editions of “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” with input from fans via Facebook and Twitter. Details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Among the UFC legendary coaches and fighters that will appear on “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” on Spike TV include Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Georges St. Pierre, Brock Lesnar, Rich Kranklin, Matt Hughes, Rampage Jackson, Ken Shamrock, BJ Penn, Dan Henderson, Kenny Florian, Josh Koscheck, Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Matt Serra, Kimbo Slice, Diego Sanchez, Joe Stevenson, Michael Bisping, Roy Nelson, Ryan Bader, Frank Mir, and many more.
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--Why is this significant? UFC will be launching their new-and-improved version of their reality show, "The Ultimate Fighter" on FX on Friday night's. This basically means Spike TV is counter-programming Ultimate Fighter seasons they own the rights to directly against the new seasons of Ultimate Fighter that UFC will be running on the FX network.
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