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Lesnar vs. Velasquez premieres on Spike TV tomorrow night



For Immediate Release:

October 5, 2010

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

“UFC® PRIMETIME: LESNAR VS. VELASQUEZ”

PREMIERES ON SPIKE TV

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 11:00 PM ET

New York, NY – In anticipation of their UFC® heavyweight championship title clash at UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez, UFC champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Cain Velasquez will be featured on “UFC Primetime®,” a weekly, three part series premiering Wednesday, October 6 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on Spike TV.

Enclosed are some selected quotes from the first episode and a clip:

“At any time it can be taken away from you. I don’t take it for granted. I just want to be the greatest heavyweight of all time. And keeping whopping ass. And be the meanest son-of-a-bitch around” – Brock Lesnar

“I don’t train to my strengths. I train to my weaknesses. What am I not good at? How can I get better?” – Brock Lesnar

“I don’t worry about a guy like Brock Lesnar…I’m cautious…but know what you can do…know what you are capable of.” – Cain Velasquez

“You are going to see Brock Lesnar get exposed for the first time. Here is somebody (Cain Velasquez) who is going to be a better wrestler…better striker…better ground guy…in better shape. And Brock is not going to have enough to deal with him.” – Bob Cook (Cain’s Strategy coach at AKA)

“UFC Primetime,” produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), is a look into the lives of heavyweight king Lesnar, and the challenger, Velasquez. As the two prepare for their meeting in October, Spike TV will present three special weekly installments that will take viewers from rural Minnesota as Lesnar trains with the DeathClutch/Minnesota Martial Arts Academy to San Jose, CA, as Velasquez trains with the renowned American Kickboxing Academy team. “UFC Primetime” delivers an extraordinary amount of access to two of mixed martial arts’ best, as they head into what could be the signature fight of the year.

UFC PRIMETIME: LESNAR VS. VELASQUEZ

Premiere Episode #1 – Wednesday, October 6 at 11:00pm

Premiere Episode #2 – Wednesday, October 13 at 11:00pm

Premiere Episode #3 – Wednesday, October 20 at 9:30pm

Clip:

http://www.spike.com/video/ufc-primetime/3479601

Christopher Martello of Spike TV serves as executive in charge of production of “UFC Primetime.”

UFC 121 will air live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, October 23 from the Honda Center, in Anaheim, CA at 10:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM PT.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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