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Countdown to UFC:125 Resolution Debuts on Dec. 29

Written on December 22, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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UFC's countdown preview for a coming fight returns before the year ends. This time it will be the countdown for UFC:125 Resolution. The countdown special will air on Spike TV on Dec. 29.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s traditional event preview returns on Dec. 29 with the debut of “Countdown to .”

125 will take place on Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a vs. lightweight title fight and Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann, co-headliner. The preview show debuts at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.

Replays are set for Dec. 31 (9 a.m. ET/PT) and Jan. 1 (6 p.m. ET/PT) on Spike TV and Dec. 30 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and midnight ET/9 p.m. PT) on Versus.

The “Countdown” show will focus on the co-headliners. With Edgar and Maynard, the UFC Fight Night 13 bout way back in 2008 will be the main topic. Maynard used his wrestling skills to score unanimous-decision victory in the event’s co-headliner. Maynard remained undefeated with five addition UFC victories while Edgar went on to win the UFC title from B.J. Penn.

The two now rematch, and barring a rubber match or third booking, the winner is slated to fight WEC lightweight champ in a title-unification bout in 2011.

Leben, on the other hand, went 2-4 in a disastrous six-fight skid a little more than a year ago. He rebounded with wins over Jay Silva, Aaron Simpson and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Now, he is set to meet Stann, former WEC light-heavyweight champion, who won three of his past four fights, all in the UFC.

The full UFC 125 card includes:


* Champ Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (for lightweight title)
* Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
* vs. Brandon Vera
* Nate Diaz vs.
* Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida


* Marcus Davis vs. Jeremy Stephens
* Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier
* Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares
* Mike Brown vs. Diego Nunes
* Daniel Roberts vs. Greg Soto
* Antonio McKee vs. Jacob Volkmann

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