UFC 128 Countdown Debuts March 15

Mauricio Shogun Rua

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UFC 128 preview show debuts in March

The UFC’s traditional preview show returns to the airwaves when “Countdown to UFC 128” debuts on March 15 on Spike TV at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

The show will focus heavily on the light heavyweight title match between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Jon Jones. Jones was given the title shot when teammate Rashad Evans pulled out of the original bout due to an injury suffered in training.

The show will also feature co-headliners Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland. Both fighters will be fighting under the UFC banner for the first time, and the winner of the bout is expected to earn a title shot against bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz this summer.

Brendan Schaub and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will also be featured. Filipovic faces a must-win situation after being knocked out by Frank Mir at UFC 119 last year, while Schaub is riding a three-fight win streak.

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