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SPIKE TV SALUTES CHUCK 'THE ICEMAN' LIDDELL ON SATURDAY, MAY 31

On Saturday, May 31, the best mixed martial arts programming on television will be on Spike TV, as the network presents a special night dedicated to UFC® superstar Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell. The homage to Liddell will feature two Spike TV premiere events not to be missed by true UFC fans.
SPIKE TV SALUTES CHUCK “THE ICEMAN” LIDDELL ON SATURDAY, MAY 31

New York, NY, May 7, 2008 -- On Saturday, May 31, the best mixed martial arts programming on television will be on Spike TV, as the network presents a special night dedicated to UFC® superstar Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell. The homage to Liddell will feature two Spike TV premiere events not to be missed by true UFC fans.

At 9:00pm ET/PT, Spike presents the world television premiere of “Ultimate Iceman: Chuck Liddell,” an hour-long documentary which chronicles the life of one of the sport’s true titans, in and out of the Octagon™.

Spike then debuts a special, "Liddell vs. Silva: UFC® Unleashed™-Special Edition" at 10:00pm ET/PT featuring the never-before-seen on cable battle between Liddell and Wanderlei Silva, which was fought last December at UFC 79: NEMESIS.

This historic contest featured the matchup that fight fans waited years to see. Liddell, the biggest name in the sport and former UFC light-heavyweight champion, sought to finally answer the challenges of long-time PRIDE® superstar Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva. In addition, the special includes exclusive, never before seen backstage footage.

Fighting out of San Luis Obispo, CA, “The Iceman” is considered by most to be the biggest star ever in the history of mixed martial arts. With four successful UFC title defenses and a seven fight knockout streak proving his dominance, Liddell has beaten the best of the best in mixed martial arts, with his list of victims including Wanderlei Silva, Jeremy Horn, Vitor Belfort, as well as Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz, whom he knocked out twice each.

Liddell is currently recovering from a severe hamstring injury he suffered while training, which forced him to withdraw from a fight with “The Ultimate Fighter® 2” winner Rashad Evans at UFC 85 in June.

Spike TV will kick off this special night dedicated to the “Iceman” at 8:00pm ET/PT with a telecast of the hard-hitting special, “Ultimate Knockouts 4,” also featuring some of Liddell’s most memorable bouts.

Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com.
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