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  • Jeremy Botter Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen





    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter.

    Following the well-publicized ejection of judge Howard Hughes during the UFC's “Bisping vs. Le” card in Macau, Breen and Botter discuss Dana White's controversial decision and the future of the UFC's self-regulation. The two break down why White's decision to axe Hughes made no sense in the first place, how the presence of Marc Ratner would have likely resulted in a different outcome, Hughes' tarnished reputation and future as a judge, as well as how drug testing factors into the UFC's self-regulation.

    Breen and Botter also investigate the curious cases of notable judges Sal D'Amato and Douglas Crosby, Marc Ratner's love of scarves and soccer, how and why Cecil Peoples became a regulatory scapegoat and offer reflections on the Michael Bisping-Matt Hamill fight.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

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  • Radio Poll: Do Champions Deserve Immediate Rematches?



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  • Video: Jose Aldo Shoves Chad Mendes at UFC 179 Press Event in Rio By: C.J. Tuttle


    Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes were in Rio de Janeiro for a UFC 179 press event on Tuesday. The UFC featherweight champion and challenger faced off for a photo opportunity and wound up involved in a brief altercation at Maracana Stadium. Aldo and Mendes will headline the pay-per-view event on Oct. 25.

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  • UFC 179 Event Poster Released By: Sherdog.com Staff

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    The Portuguese-language event poster for UFC 179 was released on Tuesday and features sketchy renditions of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes, plus 205-pound co-headliners Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis. The event takes place Oct. 25 at Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Central Coast Throwdown Part II

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  • Podcast: Eddie Alvarez, Christos Giagos By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Sherdog.com contributor Jesse Denis returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Monday for another edition of "Beatdown." Joining them was newly inked UFC lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez and freshly crowned RFA champion Christos Giagos.

    Alvarez joined the program to discuss his recent release from Bellator MMA, his upcoming UFC debut against Donald Cerrone, and his thoughts on establishing himself as a title contender.

    Giagos took the RFA lightweight championship Friday night when he knocked out Dakota Cochrane in highlight-reel fashion. Giagos joined "Beatdown" to discuss the win, whether this victory is enough to earn a call from a bigger promotion, and if he felt the Cochrane stoppage was a bit too late.

    De Santis and Denis also take a look at the latest mixed martial arts news in "Quick Hits."

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    Click here to check out the podcast on iTunes.

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  • Video: Spinning Heel Kick KO by Christine Stanley By: Sherdog.com


    Flyweight Christine Stanley scored a vicious, leaping spinning-heel kick knockout at Saturday’s Xplode Fight Series event in Valley Center, Calif. (Video courtesy of Team Hurricane Awesome)

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos – Prelims From Tulsa, Okla.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline- Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos – Prelims From Tulsa, Okla.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II - Behind the scenes before UFC 177.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw On the Brink

    5:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC: Lawler vs. Brown
    From San Jose, Calif.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II Behind the scenes before UFC 177.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC on Sportsnet
    Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC on Sportsnet
    Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bader vs. Saint Preux – Prelims From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks - The untold story of UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks' Native American heritage.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bader vs. Saint Preux From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 144: Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson meet in UFC 144.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos – Prelims From Tulsa, Okla.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos – Prelims From Tulsa, Okla.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12 - Tickle and Cruickshank get violent in the house; Dana makes a surprise announcement; Vick takes on Chiesa; Pichel faces Laquinta.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann square off.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS: The Voice Versus Tito Ortiz
    Tito Ortiz discusses being kicked off the reality show and his relationship with Jenna Jameson.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 352 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss the upcoming fight cards; Michael Schiavell and Pat Miletich preview RFA 17; Ron Kruck reports on the UFC Fight Pass.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Demetrious Johnson takes on John Moraga.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Manuel Avila vs. Sergio Frias From Fairfield, Calif.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 17 - Dakota Cochrane fights Christos Giagos for the lightweight title; Mark Dickman meets Justin Lawrence for the featherweight title; live from Sioux Falls, S.D.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Titan FC 29
    Mike Ricci vs. George Sotiropoulos; Mike Bronzoulis vs. Keith Johnson; Kurt Holobaugh vs. Lloyd Woodard; Bristol Marunde vs. Micah Miller From Fayetteville, N.C.

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