Once again, Spike TV will air at least two preliminary fights as a lead-in to the UFC 106 pay-per-view broadcast.
Spike TV will telecast live undercard bouts from UFC 106 on Saturday, November 21 at 9:00pm ET/PT from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. The fights on Spike TV will include “The Ultimate Fighter 3” victor Kendall Grove battling Jake Rosholt and “The Ultimate Fighter 6” contestant Ben Saunders facing “The Irish Hand Grenade,” Marcus Davis. The one-hour telecast will run commercial-free. UFC 106 will air on pay-per-view at 10:00pm ET.
This continues a very welcomed trend the UFC started with UFC 103 in attempt to persuade fans to purchase the UFC card over the Mayweather-Marquez fight. Boxing clearly won the battle that night, but the UFC and Spike must have found it beneficial nonetheless because this marks the third time Spike is broadcasting a portion of the prelims.