UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort Prelims to Air Live on Spike TV

Spike TV has officially announced that it will air a portion of UFC 103’s undercard live and commercial-free on Saturday, September 19 at 9 PM EST.

“Providing an action-packed UFC pay-per-view, live and commercial free to our viewers on both coasts, further illustrates Spike TV and the UFC’s commitment to its fans,” Spike TV president Kevin Kay said to UFC.com.

 

The undercard for UFC 103 currently features 8 bouts including Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller, Drew McFedries vs. Tomasz Drwal, Rom Emerson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos, Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac, Eliot Marshall vs. Jason Brilz, Dan Lauzon vs. Rafaello Oliveira, Paul Daley vs. Brian Foster, and Thiago Tavares vs. Jim Miller.

No reasoning for the was given for the UFC and Spike TV’s decision to air preliminary action live but many people believe it’s because the event will be going head-to-head with a boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez.

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort will be headlined by a bout featuring former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin taking on former UFC heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort at 195-pound catchweight. The event is scheduled for September 19 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

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