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The UFC Will Counter-Program The Strikeforce: Emelianenko vs. Rogers Card

MMAJunkie has the scoop:

Going head to head with Strikeforce's CBS debut and its headliner between Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Spike TV debuts its "UFC Main Events: Couture vs. Nogueira" special on Nov. 7.  The two-hour special features four major bouts from 2009, including Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102, that have never previously aired on free television.

The special airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Other bouts featured on the special include Vitor Belfort vs. Rich Franklin from UFC 103, as well as B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian and Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin from UFC 101.

It was a no-brainer that the UFC was going to counter-program the Strikeforce event, but we just didn't know what they were going to counter-program with.  Spike VP of Sports and Specials Brian Diamond indicated that there was more to come on the horizon near the end of the year.  Ironically, Strikeforce has events tentatively scheduled for November 20th and December 5th.