Spike TV to telecast UFC 123 preliminary bouts on Nov. 20

Spike TV will broadcast two preliminary card bouts from the “UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida” card LIVE on Saturday, Nov. 20 beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

UFC 123 takes place at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and features a Pay-Per-View card headlined by two top-10 light heavyweights and former champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.

Prior to the Pay-Per-View broadcast which starts at 10 p.m. ET, fans can watch the following preliminary card bouts on Spike TV:

  • Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson
  • Matt Brown vs. Rory MacDonald

Mark Munoz (8-2) had three straight wins before running into Yushin Okami in his last fight at UFC on Versus 2 in August where Okami won the split decision. Aaron Simpson (7-1) was undefeated and had won his first three bouts in the UFC before getting stopped by Chris Leben via TKO at the TUF 11 Finale in June. Both fighters will be looking to get back to their winning ways.

When you consider his talent level and how tough he is, it’s hard to believe Matt Brown (11-9) actually has one of the worst records on paper in the UFC. He had the longest winning streak of his career between 2008-2009, when he won three straight inside the UFC, but he’s dropped his last two against Chris Lytle and Ricardo Almeida, and he could be fighting for his job at UFC 123.

Rory MacDonald (10-1) was undefeated before running into Carlos Condit at UFC 115 in June. He had beaten Mike Guymon in his UFC debut in January via submission. MacDonald has never let a fight go the distance in his career and you can bet he and Brown will be battling for their future on Nov. 20. Best of all, fans get to watch for free.

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