by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Let the counter programming battle begin.

On Saturday night, June 26 the UFC will re-broadcast the recent UFC 113 pay-per-view for free on Spike TV starting at 9pm EST/PST, showcasing several top fights including the title bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Lyoto Machida.

The UFC 113 re-broadcast will go head-to-head with the Strikeforce broadcast taking place on Showtime that same night starting at 10pm EST/PST.

The Spike TV showing of UFC 113 will also include fights between Kimbo Slice and Matt Mitrione, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, Joe Doerksen vs. Tom Lawlor, Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet, and Patrick Cote against Alan Belcher.

The counter programming by the UFC has resulted in great number for the promotional juggernaut, with the company’s cable home on Spike TV being available to so many households throughout the United States.

Strikeforce will air a live show that will feature top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko against Fabricio Werdum, and also female champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos against Jan Finney.