Spike TV officials announced today that beginning Wednesday, April 13th, UFC Primetime®, a weekly series featuring the lives of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Jake Shields, would beginning airing. 'Primetime' is a three-part series that cover the lives of both St. Pierre and Shields before their main event title fight at UFC 129 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This marks Georges St. Pierre's third time doing the 'Primetime' series. He was part of the first ever 'Primetime' event for his fight against B.J. Penn at UFC 94. He was also featured in the run up to UFC 111 where he faced Dan Hardy.
Shields enters this bout with considerable credentials, but as a massive betting underdog. Despite wins against Dan Henderson, Yushin Okami, Carlos Condit and Jason Miller, Shields is regarded as a specialist who lacks the well-rounded skills required to defeat St. Pierre. Shields' was victorious in his UFC debut, but struggled with challenger Martin Kampmann over the course of three rounds. As the Spike TV press release notes, however, Shields is on a 15-fight win streak and has not lost since 2004.
Spike TV will travel to the Bay Area of California to cover the preparation of Shields while Montreal, Quebec, Canada will once again be St. Pierre's home base as he preps for the biggest event in UFC history.
Wednesday's premiere will debut at midnight ET.