Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide

By Jeff Sherwood Jul 28, 2012

Saturday



3:00 a.m. ET HDNet: Inside MMA
UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz joins Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten to discuss his knee injury and discuss the interim bantamweight championship match at UFC 149. Also, former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin on who should get the next shot and champ Anderson Silva and Ron Kruck talks to Dana White at UFC 149 in Calgary.

5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil In Week 7 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, the quarterfinals are over and the competition heats up as Team Wanderlei’s Rony Jason and Team Vitor’s Anistavio Gasparzinho face added pressure with not only the fight on the line, but their friendship as well.

6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 149: Faber vs Barao
UFC 149: Faber vs Barao Prelims for the bantamweight battle UFC 149: Urijah Faber vs Renan Barao as some of the best fighters from the UFC face off, featuring bouts between Hector Lombard and Tim Boetsch and Minotauro Nogueira vs Cheick Kongo.

8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
UFC Ultimate Insider Go beyond the cage and behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship with UFC Ultimate Insider, the hardest hitting sports magazine show. Ever.

8:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
UFC Ultimate Insider Go beyond the cage and behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship with UFC Ultimate Insider, the hardest hitting sports magazine show. Ever.

9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
UFC Ultimate Insider Go beyond the cage and behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship with UFC Ultimate Insider, the hardest hitting sports magazine show. Ever.

9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
UFC Ultimate Insider Go beyond the cage and behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship with UFC Ultimate Insider.

12:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet World: UFC Central
Hosted by “Showdown” Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

1:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit The best fights from the UFC archives, including pay-per-view events, The Ultimate Fighter finales, and Fight Nights, featuring the UFC 143 welterweight face-off between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit, UFC 142’s battle between welterweights Rousimar Palharesand Mike Massenzio, along with lightweight fight Anthony Pettis vs Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.

3:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 8
A historic collection of matchups.

4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
UFC Ultimate Insider Go beyond the cage and behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship with UFC Ultimate Insider.

4:00 p.m. ET MAVTV: King of the Cage
Bad Intentions 2

4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
UFC 149: Faber vs Barao – Review Get all the new developments and review the mind-blowing highlights from UFC 149: Urijah Faber vs Renan Barao as UFC Tonight’s top analysts recap the bout at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Canada.

7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil In Week 7 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, the quarterfinals are over and the competition heats up as Team Wanderlei’s Rony Jason and Team Vitor’s Anistavio Gasparzinho face added pressure with not only the fight on the line, but their friendship as well.

8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best Of Pride Fighting Championships
Greatest Japanese Fighters The best of Pride's Japanese hometown stars. Kazushi Sakuraba vs Anthony Macias, Shinya Aoki vs Joachim Hansen, Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Charles Bennett, Hayato Sakurai vs Mac Danzig, and Takanori Gomi vs Jens Pulver.

9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit The best fights from the UFC archives, including pay-per-view events, The Ultimate Fighter finales, and Fight Nights, featuring the UFC 143 welterweight face-off between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit, UFC 142’s battle between welterweights Rousimar Palharesand Mike Massenzio, along with lightweight fight Anthony Pettis vs Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.

9:00 p.m. ET The Score: Bellator Fight Night
Bellator Fighting Championships is the world’s fastest growing MMA organization. “Bellator” is Latin for warrior and was created by sports marketing visionary Bjorn Rebney. The core belief of the organization is that title shots must be earned, not given. Fighters compete in single-elimination tournaments for a shot at the Bellator title and a $100,000 prize.

10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Special
UFC 141 Lesnar vs Overeem Relive UFC 141, where the 6'3", 265-pound Brock Lesnar takes on 6'5'', 256-pound Alistair Overeem. Plus: Nate Diaz battles Donald Cerrone.

11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet One: UFC Central
Hosted by “Showdown” Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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