While an official announcement has yet to be made, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned from multiple sources that the UFC and Spike TV are expected to officially announce next week that UFC 95 will air on Spike in the United States as opposed to on pay-per-view.
UFC 95 is scheduled for Saturday, February 21 and will emanate from the O2 Arena in London, England. The card will be headlined by season one middleweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter Diego Sanchez taking on season two welterweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter Joe Stevenson.
The fight will mark Sanchez’s debut in the lightweight division.
Additional fights expected to make the telecast include Josh Koscheck vs. undefeated Brazilian prospect Paulo Thiago, Nathan Marquardt vs. Wilson Gouveia, and Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen.
The event will mark the UFC’s second European card of 2009 with UFC 93 scheduled to take place next Saturday from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Headlining the show will be a light heavyweight matchup between former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight champion Dan Henderson. Unlike UFC 95, UFC 93 will be airing on pay-per-view.