JBJF Posted September 5, 2012 Report Share Posted September 5, 2012 http://mmajunkie.com/news/30510/spike-tv-to-counter-program-tuf-16-debut-with-roy-nelson-marathon-on-sept-14.mma pike TV will counter-program FX's debut of "The Ultimate Fighter 16" later this month. Spike TV today announced its Sept. 14 prime-time lineup will include Roy Nelson and two of his fights from "TUF 10," which aired on the cable station in 2009. Nelson's preliminary-round matchup with Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, as well as the entire TUF 10 Live Finale main card, are slated for the counter-programming broadcast. The marathon airs from 8 p.m. to midnight ET/PT. A two-hour "TUF 16" debut, which features the new show's 16 elimination-round fights, kicks off the same night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FX. Nelson, of course, serves as a "TUF 16" coach opposite fellow heavyweight Shane Carwin. Nelson actually found his way to the UFC after winning the heavyweights-only 10th season of "TUF" on Spike TV, which featured notables such as "Kimbo," Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub and Jon Madsen. Due to the UFC's new multi-year broadcast deal with FOX, events and shows that previously aired on Spike TV now air on FX and FUEL TV. However, Spike TV owns the UFC's library rights through the end of this year, and counter-programming has been used throughout the year. For more on "The Ultimate Fighter 16," stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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