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Spike TV's 'Ultimate Fight Night(Tm)' to Feature the Top Fighters from Season One of the Hit Reality Series, 'The Ultimate Fighter(Tm)'

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV's 'Ultimate Fight Night(TM)' to Feature the Top Fighters From Season One of the Hit Reality Series, 'The Ultimate Fighter(TM)'

Stephan Bonnar, Kenny Florian, Chris Leben, Sam Hoger, Alex Karalexis, Mike Swick, Josh Koscheck, and Nate Quarry Among Those Fighting;

The Main Event for the First Ever Live UFC(R) Fight Card on Basic Cable Features Middleweights Ivan Salaverry vs. Nathan Marquardt

NEW YORK, July 26 -- Spike TV will telecast the first ever LIVE Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) fight card on basic cable on Saturday, August 6 at 9:00pm ET from the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas featuring many of the participants of last season's hit reality show, The Ultimate Fighter. Among the participants in Spike TV's "Ultimate Fight Night" include Stephan Bonnar (The Ultimate Fighter finalist), Kenny Florian (The Ultimate Fighter finalist), Chris Leben, Sam Hoger, Alex Karalexis, Mike Swick, Josh Koscheck and Nate Quarry. The main event features veteran Chilean-born middleweight, Ivan Salaverry (11-3-1 MMA record) versus Colorado native Nathan Marquardt (24-6-1), who is returning to competition in the U.S. after a successful stint fighting in Japan.

Main Event - Middleweight non-title fight (170-185lbs)

Ivan Salaverry vs. Nathan Marquardt (11-3-1) (24-6-1)


Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar vs. Sam "The Alaskan Assassin" Hoger (9-2) (5-0)

Welterweights Kenny Florian vs. Alex "The Assassin" Karalexis (4-2) (5-0)

Middleweights Mike "Quick" Swick vs. Keith Rockel (10-4-1) (10-4-1)

Welterweights Josh Koscheck vs. Pete "The Secret Weapon" Spratt (5-0) (14-7)

Middleweights Nate Quarry vs. Pete "Drago" Sell (13-1) (6-0)

Middleweights Chris "The Crippler" Leben vs. Patrick "The Predator" Cote (11-1) (6-2)

Welterweights Drew "The Master" Fickett vs. Josh "The Dentist" Neer (26-3) (13-1)

Executive Producers of "Ultimate Fight Night" are Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White.

Season II of The Ultimate Fighter premieres on Spike TV, Monday, August 22 at 11:00pm ET/PT featuring 18 of some of the best up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighters in the world. UFC Middleweight Champion, Rich Franklin, and UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes, will be the coaches for Season II. UFC President Dana White serves as host.

"Ultimate Fighting Championship," "Ultimate Fighting," "UFC," "The Ultimate Fighter," "Ultimate Fight Night," "Submission," "As Real As It Gets," "The Octagon" and the eight-sided cage design are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective owners.

Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 88 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

Web Site: http://www.spiketv.com

  [july 2005]  


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