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Spike to Air Torres-Johnson, Grove-Boetsch During UFC 130 Prelims

Miguel Torres punches Antonio BanuelosSpike will air two preliminary fights from May 28's UFC 130 card, the cable channel confirmed on Tuesday.

The two bouts that will air live at 8 pm ET are a bantamweight fight pitting Miguel Torres against Demetrious Johnson, as well as a middleweight encounter between Kendall Grove and Tim Boetsch.

The night's other three prelim fights will air on Facebook.com.

The Torres-Johnson bout could be a barn-burner. The speedy Johnson has won three in a row in raising his record to 9-1. He most recently defeated Kid Yamamoto via decision at UFC 126. Meanwhile, on the same card, Torres won his second straight when he won a unanimous decision over Antonio Banuelos. That victory improved his record to 39-3.

Both Grove and Boetsch will be looking to return to the win column after dropping their last match. Grove (12-8, 1 no contest) lost a unanimous decision to Demian Maia last December. He's alternated wins and losses over his last six fights. Boetsch (12-4) saw his four-fight win streak snapped at UFC 123 in November, when he fell victim to a Phil Davis modified kimura in a submission loss.

Also on Tuesday, the UFC announced UFC 130's Bart Palaszewski vs. Gleison Tibau, Chris Cariaso vs. Michael McDonald, and Cole Escovedo vs. Renan Barao bouts would all air through a stream on the UFC's Facebook page.

UFC 130 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and has a main event of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Matt Hamil.