by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Spike TV on Wednesday
announced a stacked two-hour block of “never-before-seen on cable
(non-pay-per-view)” counterprogramming to the Nov. 7 telecast of Saturday Night
Fights on CBS.
“UFC Main Events”
airs head-to-head with “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers,” both events starting at
9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Fedor vs. Rogers
marks Strikeforce’s debut on CBS and Fedor Emelianenko’s
first fight for the promotion.
Spike and the
Ultimate Fighting Championship have lined up four of the UFC’s most highly
regarded fights of the year from its three most recent pay-per-view events,
highlighted by Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria.
The fights airing in
the UFC Main Events telecast include the following:
RANDY COUTURE vs.
ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUEIRA
battle featured UFC legend and former heavyweight and light heavyweight
champion Randy Couture against former Pride heavyweight and then UFC interim
heavyweight king Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
VITOR BELFORT vs.
A battle of
veteran former UFC champions featured former light heavyweight champ Vitor
Belfort returning to the Octagon against former UFC middleweight champ Rich
B.J. PENN vs. KENNY
champion B.J. Penn, in his second title defense, took on top contender Kenny
Florian in a battle of Brazilian jiu-jitsu experts.
FORREST GRIFFIN vs.
middleweight champion Anderson Silva moved up in weight class for a non-title
bout against former UFC light heavyweight champ and “The Ultimate Fighter 1”
winner Forrest Griffin.