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Blogger Power! UFC Fight Night 13 Stretched to Three Hours


(“…so after about five bong rips me and my bro Nestor are like we’re starving we need burgers so we roll out but first he has to stop at some chick’s house don’t ask me why takes him fucking forever I think it’s the sister of this other chick he used to smash a few months ago but finally we’re back on the road and just before we’re about to pull into the drive-through he’s like…”)

Aided, presumably, by the Fightlinker-led charge to make Ultimate Fight Night 13 a three-hour live broadcast, SpikeTV will reportedly do just that. According to MMAJunkie:

The UFC has made no official announcement, and Spike TV could not confirm the news, but a source close to the event exclusively told MMAjunkie.com that April 2’s UFC Fight Night 13 event will, in fact, run three hours…The MMA fanbase recently kicked off a letter-writing campaign to Spike TV executives asking that the broadcast run three hours rather than the usual two. UFC President Dana White recently stated that the decision was Spike TV’s — and Spike TV’s alone — to make, which prompted a campaign fueled by MMA blogs and message boards.

We know some of you took the time to send e-mails to Spike, so many thanks to you. In order to make sure there are enough matches to fill a three-hour broadcast, a bout between lightweights Nate Diaz and Kurt Pellegrino has been scheduled for the televised portion of the card; Diaz and Pellegrino last appeared at Ultimate Fight Night 12 in January, where they beat Alvin Robinson and Alberto Crane, respectively. This brings the number of fights on the card to a whopping 11. As of now, the card breaks down like this:

MAIN CARD
(lightweights) Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon
(welterweights) Karo Parisyan vs. Thiago Alves
(light heavyweights) Matt Hamill vs. Tim Boetsch
(light heavyweights) Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin
(lightweights) Nate Diaz vs. Kurt Pellegrino

PRELIMINARY CARD
(lightweights) Frank Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
(lightweights) Spencer Fisher vs. Din Thomas vs. Josh Neer
(lightweights) Clay Guida vs. Samy Schiavo
(welterweights) George Sotiropoulos vs. Roman Mitichyan
(welterweights) Tommy Speer vs. Anthony Johnson

A revised official card should be released soon; we’ll keep you posted.

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Popetastic- February 19, 2008 at 3:47 am
Edgar vs. Maynard, Aurelio vs. Fisher, Guida vs. Shiavo are all more deserving than Diaz vs. Pellegrino.
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charlo- February 19, 2008 at 12:24 am
wow this card is so awesome wish i could be there... theres no shitty fighter!! in all fight even in the preliminary theres a fighter I want to see in action really great job by the UFC to put such a good card
bump- February 18, 2008 at 11:58 pm
Clay Guida should be on the televised card. He is always entertaining.
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