It’s game week for the plant’s biggest MMA organization and the festivities kick off tonight when Spike TV broadcasts the debut of “UFC 104 Countdown: Machida vs. Shogun” at 11PM ET/PT. The show delves into light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida’s preparation for his first ever title defense as he faces former PrideFC superstar Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
In addition to the behind the scenes footage for that 205-pound scarp, the show will also give MMA fans a peak at fast-rising heavyweight Cain Velasquez, as well as his opponent Ben Rothwell, as they get ready to co-headline their first major UFC event.
If you forget to set your DVR’s for tonight’s debut, you can catch a replays on October 22nd at 1PM ET/PT and October 24th at 6PM ET/PT.
UFC 104 will be jumping off this Saturday inside the Staples Center in LA, CA. Spike and the UFC will once again team-up to air two LIVE preliminary bouts at 9PM ET/6PM PT to help generate additional pay-per-view buys for the good stuff which begins at 70PM ET/7PM PT.