Spike’s Latest Counter-Attack: Unleashed Nate Diaz vs. UFC on Fox 3

Nate Diaz UFC 125As the UFC continues to ramp up its new partnership with Fox, its former television partner, Spike TV, keeps marking their every move.

The UFC kicked off its third major event on Fox with a press conference on Tuesday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. UFC on Fox 3 takes place May 5 at the IZOD Center in New Jersey, headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller.

Spike TV is counter-programming the event with a marathon of Nate Diaz programming.

Unleashed: Nate Diaz is a five-hour marathon of some of Diaz’s high points during the UFC’s run on Spike TV. The marathon runs from 7 p.m. to Midnight ET / 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT.

Spike TV, as part of its contract with the UFC, maintains the rights to its library of UFC programming for 2012. Following 2012, the plan is for Spike to pull Bellator over from sister network MTV2.

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