We already new it was coming, but Spike TV on Monday officially announced that it would air a “UFC Primetime” series featuring welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Jake Shields, as the two prepare for their showdown at UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields.
One of the most popular fighters in the UFC, St-Pierre has been the subject of “UFC Primetime” a couple of times before.
“Yeah we’re going to do a Primetime on (St-Pierre and Shields),” UFC president Dana White confirmed to MMAWeekly.com following UFC 128. “So everything you didn’t know about Georges St-Pierre from the other 7 Primetimes, you’ll learn in this one.”
“UFC Primetime” is a weekly, three-part series leading up to the fight. The series featuring St-Pierre and Shields premiers Wednesday, April 13 at Midight ET/PT on Spike TV.
UFC 129 takes place on April 30 in Toronto. It marks the promotion’s first stadium-sized event and, already sold out, will mark the highest attendance for a mixed martial arts event in North American history at 55,000.