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Spike TV To Broadcast 12 UFC Prelim Specials This Year

Spike TV announced that they will telecast 12 live “UFC Prelims” in 2011. Spike has aired 13 “UFC Prelims” to date, beginning with UFC 103 in September 2009. The network announced that the specials have had an average viewership of 1.5 million.

The first “UFC Prelims” in 2011 on Spike will air live for UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort on Saturday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. A lightweight bout between Paul Kelly (12-3) and Donald Cerrone (13-3, 1 NC) will be featured, as well as a featherweight clashing pitting Chad Mendes (9-0) against Michihiro Omigawa (12-8-1).