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Spike TV To Counter-Program “UFC On FUEL TV” With Diego Sanchez Marathon

Apparently still bitter over their breakup, Spike TV will continue their counter-programming efforts against the UFC tonight with a block of Diego Sanchez fights to run opposite the UFC on FUEL TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger fight card.

The UFC brings its first live offering to FUEL TV tonight with a main event featuring Sanchez, winner of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, squaring off against surging welterweight Jake Ellenberger.

Drawing from their extensive catalogue of UFC material, Spike will run a string of Sanchez fights beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT. The show will feature classic Sanchez battles against Paulo Thiago from UFC 121, Clay Guida from The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale main event, and David Bielkheden from UFC 82.

The marathon will run several other bouts featuring some of the UFC’s top names, like Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar, Chuck Liddell, and Dan Henderson.

UFC on FUEL TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger will take place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. FightLine will run our live, ongoing coverage of the event as usual.