"UFC Prelims" return to Spike TV for UFC 126 with Cerrone-Kelly, Mendes-Omigawa

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emfleek
1/18/11 3:56:26PM
While recent UFC preliminary-card specials have been slotted for ION Television, Facebook and UFC.com, Spike TV is still in the mix.

Sources close to the organizations today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Spike TV's popular "UFC Prelims" specials will return in 2011, and the first will air next month as part of UFC 126.

The Feb. 5 broadcast is expected to feature lightweights Donald Cerrone (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Paul Kelly (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and featherweights Chad Mendes (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (12-8-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC).

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grappler0000
1/18/11 4:20:01PM
Those fights are sure to please.
Pookie
1/18/11 4:38:55PM

Posted by grappler0000

Those fights are sure to please.



BigCountryFedor
1/18/11 5:02:01PM
I don't like Omigawa vs. Mendes because it reeks of LnP. Idk why zuffa is trying to run the asian fighters out by giving them consistently tougher fights even when they lose within the company. Vitor leapfrogs Okami and Okami has to wait or have another fight? wow. Uno was 0-1-1 and fought Tibau lol. Akiyama is 1-2 and gets Marquardt? Omigawa is 0-2 UFC and gets Mendes? why not a tune up fight like Bisping gets EVERY year.
Franklinfan47
1/18/11 5:05:22PM

Posted by BigCountryFedor

I don't like Omigawa vs. Mendes because it reeks of LnP. Idk why zuffa is trying to run the asian fighters out by giving them consistently tougher fights even when they lose within the company. Vitor leapfrogs Okami and Okami has to wait or have another fight? wow. Uno was 0-1-1 and fought Tibau lol. Akiyama is 1-2 and gets Marquardt? Omigawa is 0-2 UFC and gets Mendes? why not a tune up fight like Bisping gets EVERY year.



Truer words never spoken. If this is the ufc's attempt to branch into the japanese market, they are doing a horrible job.
machodog76
1/18/11 5:57:43PM
I think all fighers should be thrown to the wolves, this is the UFC it's supposed to the best of the best. No tune up fights sink or swim. I don't see how Omigawa is really all that out classed stylisticaly or otherwise.
prozacnation1978
1/18/11 6:30:19PM
i actually predicted something right!!
TheBestEVER
1/18/11 6:46:42PM
Cerrone-Kelly has the potential to maybe be an early fight of the year candidate! Hopefully they decide to stand-up and put on a good show !
JoeWarren33
1/18/11 8:29:42PM
This is great! Very happy I get to see Omigawa vs Mendes. Regardless of lay and pray, this will be a great fight as far as two top level fighters. So expect alot of transitions, rather than lay and pray.

Good work UFC!
Bloodhound
1/19/11 12:26:52AM
would have liked to see Kid vs Mighty Mouse instead of Mendes vs Omigawa
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