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“Countdown to Curran-Pitbull II,” a one-hour special previewing this weekend’s Bellator 123 event, debuts tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV. According to an official announcement, the special “takes an inside look at one of Bellator’s biggest events this year showcasing the intense rivalry between featherweight champ Pat Curran and his nemesis, Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire.”
The countdown show also previews Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson, Muhammed “King Mo” vs. Marcus Sursa and the Bellator MMA debut of Bobby Lashley.
The special also replays on Thursday at 11 p.m. ET and Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
Bellator 123 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The evening’s preliminary card streams on Spike.com at 6 p.m. ET. The main card airs on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET.
The full Bellator 123 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Champ Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire – for Bellator featherweight title
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Muhammed Lawal
  • Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson
  • Josh Burns vs. Bobby Lashley

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6 p.m. ET)
  • Rico DiSciullo vs. Marvin Maldonado
  • Steve Garcia vs. Kin Moy
  • Josh Diekmann vs. Mike Wessel
  • Tamdan McCrory vs. Brennan Ward
  • Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins
  • Mark Griffin vs. Mike Mucitelli
  • Pete Rogers vs. Phillipe Martins
  • Brandon Fleming vs. Blair Tugman
  • Lucas Cruz vs. Andrew Calandrelli
  • Matt Bessette vs. Scott Cleve
For more on Bellator 123, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.
(Pictured: Pat Curran and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire)