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“Countdown To UFC 143″ Airs Tonight On Fuel TV

Don’t forget to tune in to Fuel TV tonight at at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Fuel TV to catch Countdown to UFC 143, a primer for this weekend’s UFC 143 fight card.

The event, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas this Saturday evening, will feature at the top of the card a battle for the interim UFC welterweight title between top contenders Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit.

Diaz was originally scheduled to meet UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre to challenge for his belt on the card, but Rush was forced to withdraw from the bout after tearing his right ACL in practice. The injury is severe enough that the promotion sought to crown an interim champion to reign over the division during his extended absence.

The winner between Diaz and Condit will face St-Pierre in a title unification bout upon the French-Canadian’s healthy return to action.

In the night’s co-main event, Fabricio Werdum will return to the UFC after a four-year stint in Strikeforce to face fellow heavyweight battler Roy “Big Country” Nelson.

FightLine will be back this Saturday evening with live, ongoing coverage of the event, as always.