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UFC Counters Strikeforce w/UFC 113

JKhrome12010-06-26 08:12:23 +0000 #1
UFC counters "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum" with UFC 113 replay on Spike TV

by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jun 07, 2010 at 11:15 am ET

In its latest counter-programming move, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will air a replay of May's UFC 113 pay-per-view event for free on Spike TV on June 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The event featured the long-anticipated rematch between then-UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and challenger Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

The replay counters a live Showtime broadcast of "Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum," which is headlined by famed heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

The Showtime broadcast, which airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT, also features Strikeforce middleweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos vs. Jan Finney, Cung Le vs. Scott Smith, and Josh Thomson vs. Pat Healy.

In addition to Machida vs. "Shogun" II, the replay of UFC 113, which took place at Montreal's Bell Centre, features bouts such as Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson vs. Matt Mitrione, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, Joe Doerksen vs. Tom Lawlor, Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet and Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher.

Spike TV, the UFC's cable home since 2005, began counter-programming in 2008 when UFC Fight Night 14 went head-to-head with "Affliction: Banned."

Since striking a deal with CBS and Showtime, though, Strikeforce has since been a frequent target of the UFC's counter-programming. For example, Strikeforce's first CBS-televised event, "Fedor vs. Rogers" in November, went against a "UFC Main Events" two-hour special that featured four major bouts from the UFC's 2009 calendar. Additionally, May's "Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery" Showtime broadcast went up against a "UFC Ultimate Fights" special on Spike TV that featured some of the top UFC fights from 2010.

For more on UFC 113, including full event coverage, check out the UFC Events section of MMAjunkie.com.

And for more on "Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum," check out the MMA Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.


Strick902010-06-26 08:27:10 +0000 #2
Saw this coming a mile away haha. Guarantee you that it pulls more viewers than Strikeforce very, very easily. Even though that's a slam dunk prediction.
Red Tex2010-06-26 08:37:38 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Strick90



Saw this coming a mile away haha. Guarantee you that it pulls more viewers than Strikeforce very, very easily. Even though that's a slam dunk prediction.

Easy solution for fans that haven't seen this card. Watch the SF card and DVR the UFC card.
JKhrome12010-06-26 08:41:03 +0000 #4
shit im not going to ever buy a UFC card thats happening right before a Strikeforce event, that way i can just watch it the next week when its for free on spike !! hahaha
Red Tex2010-06-26 09:37:26 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by JKhrome1



shit im not going to ever buy a UFC card thats happening right before a Strikeforce event, that way i can just watch it the next week when its for free on spike !! hahaha

Yeah, but then you know the outcome and it isn't near the same.

Stream it Jkhrome. Stream it!
Crow_Time2010-06-26 08:34:08 +0000 #6
If you didnt see Shogun work Machida live Id feel bad for ya!

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