Spike TV to air two live UFC 119 preliminary bouts on Sept. 25

Joe Doerksen returns to UFC action on Sept. 25 against C.B. Dollaway. Photo by Daniel Herbertson/Sherdog.com

UFC 119: Mir vs. Nogueira 2” is set to take place Sept. 25 at the Canseco Field House in Indianapolis, Ind., and will air live on Pay-Per-View.

The card features both Nogueira brothers, with “Big Nog” Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fighting in a rematch with Frank Mir in the main event, and “Little Nog” Antonio Rogerio Nogueira taking on Ryan Bader in the co-main event.

MMA fans should be excited to hear two UFC 119 preliminary bouts will air live and free on Spike TV. The news was announced via press release on Tuesday.

The Spike TV prelims begin at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET and are as follows: TUF 10 cast member Matt Mitrione (2-0) will take on Joey Beltran (12-3) in a heavyweight bout, and TUF 7 alum C.B. Dollaway (10-2) will take on mega-veteran Joe Doerksen (46-12) in a middleweight showdown.

Mitrione and Beltran both last fought at UFC 113; Beltran knocked out Kimbo Slice in the second round and Beltran won a unanimous decision over Tim Hague. Mitrione has won both his pro fights and Beltran has won his last three.

Dollaway has won his last two fights, most recently in February, where he won a unanimous decision over Goran Reljic at UFC 110.

Riding a seven-fight win streak, Doerksen is coming off a first round knockout of Shawn Marchand at Canadian Fighting Championship 5 in June, and just prior to that, he defeated Tom Lawlor via second round submission at UFC 113 in May.

Here is the “UFC 119: Mir vs. Nogueira 2” fight card:

MAIN CARD (Pay-Per-View)

  • Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Bader
  • Evan Dunham vs. Sean Sherk
  • Jeremy Stephens vs. Melvin Guillard
  • Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle


  • Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran
  • C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen


  • T.J. Grant vs. Julio Paulino
  • Aaron Riley vs. Pat Audinwood
  • Waylon Lowe vs. Steve Lopez
  • Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle

1 thought on “Spike TV to air two live UFC 119 preliminary bouts on Sept. 25”

  1. the UFC needs to give the fans free prelims on Spike for EVERY event. Why not? It would only help them in every aspect. If they’re going to show TUF fights, may as well show real fights, they can’t be any worse that’s for sure. And not just show two fights free on Spike, need to show the whole preliminary card. okay… my rant is over. go back to work.

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