Spike TV's Roy Nelson Marathon Counter-Program to TUF 16 Debut | UFC News

September 5, 2012 12:10 pm by Lynn R Mitchell

Spike TV announced Sept. 14’s prime-time lineup include a Roy “Big Country” Nelson marathon.

The marathon airs from 8 p.m. to midnight ET/PT including Nelson’s preliminary-round matchup with Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, as well as the entire TUF 10 Live Finale main card.

TUF 16’s 2 hour debut featuring the new show’s 16 elimination-round fights, kicks off the same night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FX. 

Big Country made his way to the UFC after winning the heavyweights-only 10th season of TUF on Spike TV.   He serves as a TUF 16 coach opposite fellow heavyweight Shane Carwin.

Spike TV owns the UFC’s library rights till the end of this year.   Throughout the year Spike TV used counter-programing opposite UFC’s new multi-year broadcast deal with FOX, events and shows that previously aired on Spike TV now air on FX and FUEL TV.

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