Tonight marks one of the busiest nights of mixed martial arts on television in recent memory. Everyone is of course aware of UFC Fight Night live on Spike TV, but there are several other shows that premier tonight, as well as a couple of replays.
UFC Fight Night is scheduled to air live on Spike TV at 9pm ET and features the Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher rematch in the main event. The UFC also airs an Unleashed replay just prior to UFC Fight Night at 8pm ET on Spike TV. And immediately following UFC Fight Night, the UFC 72 Countdown premiers at 11pm ET, trailed by a rerun of The Ultimate Fighter.
Also premiering tonight is the Countdown to Shamrock vs. Baroni on Showtime at 8:30pm ET. Frank Shamrock vs. Phil Baroni headlines the June 22nd Strikeforce event on pay-per-view.
Fight Girls also begins its first season tonight on the Oxygen Network at 10:30pm ET. This new series features famed Muay Thai instructor Master Toddy and rising mixed martial arts star Gina Carano as they lead a group of aspiring female kickboxers.
Bodog Fight also airs a new special episode on Ion. Tonight’s episode features four previously non-televised undercard bouts from the Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland pay-per-view including fighters Julie Kedzie, Amar Suloev, and Ray Steinbess.
Not to be left out, mixed martial arts continues its takeover of the Versus network tonight with replays of Tapout at 8pm and 11pm ET and a replay of World Extreme Cagefighting 28, featuring Urijah Faber vs. Chance Farrar, at 9pm ET.
So get your TiVo’s or whatever DVR device you have ready to go, it’s going to be a busy night of TV for MMA fans.