The UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin event is scheduled to take place this upcoming Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Nevada. The U.S. post-independence day celebration kicks off on July 5th starting at 10pm ET.
The main event will feature Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as he will look to defend his light heavyweight belt against the Ultimate Fighter: Season 1 winner, Forrest Griffin. Each of these men were recently given the opportunity to coach a team of fighters in this season’s Ultimate Fighter 7. Now, both coaches will finally be squaring off this Saturday night to decide who will truly be the best light heavyweight fighter in the UFC.
Tonight will be the first night of the UFC 86 countdown special presentation (from ufc.com):
Now that latest Ultimate Fighter series has determined a winner, it’s
time for the coaches to get ready for their own test of skills. Go
behind-the-scenes with defending UFC Light Heavyweight title holder
Rampage Jackson and Forrest Griffin as they train in Los Angeles and
Las Vegas, respectively.
The UFC 86 countdown will be aired on June 30th at midnight tonight (12am ET) only on Spike TV. Spike TV will be re-airing this show for those who miss it or would like to see it again:
- July 2: Wednesday at 9:00am ET
- July 3: Thursday at 1:00am ET
- July 5: Saturday at 5:00pm ET