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Spike TV Presents Real Fighting on Monday, October 3 at 9:00pm ET/PT with 'Ultimate Fight Night 2(Tm)'

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Presents Real Fighting on Monday, October 3 at 9:00pm ET/PT With 'Ultimate Fight Night 2(TM)'

Network To Telecast Live Fight Card Featuring Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) Stars Evan Tanner, Chris Leben and Josh Koscheck

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 -- Spike TV will telecast a sporting event, Ultimate Fight Night 2, on Monday, October 3 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The event will air live from The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The fight card features former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner, versus the high-flying former Canadian champ, David Loiseau. The card also features the stars of The Ultimate Fighter 1(TM) Chris Leben and Josh Koscheck.

Prior to the live fight, Spike TV will air a new episode of UFC Unleashed(TM) at 7:00pm ET/PT featuring previous bouts never before seen on basic cable including UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski vs. Vladimir Matyushenko and The Ultimate Fighter 1 light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin vs. Bill Manhood. A hard-hitting edition of Ultimate Knockouts(TM) will then follow at 8:00pm. A new episode of The Ultimate Fighter 2(TM) will directly follow the live event at 11:00pm ET/PT.

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

Evan Tanner vs. David "The Crow" Loiseau
(33-5) (10-2)



Chris "The Crippler" Leben vs. Edwin Dewees
(13-1) (31-7)


Josh Koscheck vs. Drew "The Master" Fickett
(7-0) (27-3)

* Card subject to change

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

Season II of The Ultimate Fighter airs on Spike TV Mondays 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, are 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 VIAB).

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

  [september 2005]  


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