FUEL TV officials have announced that the Best of PRIDE show that was part of Spike TV’s MMA lineup will continue in 2012. The show will debut on January 3 at 7 p.m. ET before winding up on Thursday nights for 12 episodes.
Kenda Perez, the host of the show on Spike TV, will return to the same duties. The first episode will highlight Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” and Mark Coleman against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Other stars expected to be shown include Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Dan Henderson and Wanderlei Silva.
The UFC purchased PRIDE back in 2007 with plans to keep the companies separate. However, due to many issues unknown to them at the time, the UFC eventually absorbed PRIDE. The Best of PRIDE show debuted on Spike TV last January.