Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide

By Jeff Sherwood May 3, 2012


Thursday


3:30 p.m. ET HDNet: Best of 2011 (Part II)
Continuation of the "Best of 2011" two-part series, with Jamie Varner vs. Dakota Cochrane, one-armed fighter Nick Newell, and the best of Dream.

3:30 p.m. ET HDNet: XFC X “The Next Generation”
Bruce Connors meets Micah Miller in the main event. Plus Kim Couture vs. Marianna Kheyfets in a womens’ feature attraction.

4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
The best fights from the UFC archives, including pay-per-view events, The Ultimate Fighter finales, and Fight Nights, including Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 140 and Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson at UFC 139.

4:00 p.m. ET The Score: Bodog Fight
Bodog Fight staged some of the most exciting MMA fights and developed some of the sports biggest stars in events around the world. The promotion was founded by online gambling magnate Calvin Ayre and features some of the sports most well known fighters including Chael Sonnen, Gegard Mousasi, Dan Hornbuckle, Fedor Emelianenko and Cung Le.

5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
Relive UFC 141, where the 6-foot-3, 265-pound Brock Lesnar takes on Alistair Overeem. Plus: Nate Diaz battles Donald Cerrone.

7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
In this edition of UFC Tonight, get all the official news, views, and action from the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the week of May 1.

8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: Ultimate Fighter 15
One of the longest running reality series in television history, The Ultimate Fighter brings together promising MMA prospects from across the world, who must live together in a house and battle each other for a coveted UFC contract. The contestants are divided into two teams, each coached by a star UFC fighter, and they battle it out in pursuit of one goal, one dream: to become The Ultimate Fighter.

8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: Ultimate Fighter 15
One of the longest running reality series in television history, The Ultimate Fighter brings together promising MMA prospects from across the world, who must live together in a house and battle each other for a coveted UFC contract. The contestants are divided into two teams, each coached by a star UFC fighter, and they battle it out in pursuit of one goal, one dream: to become The Ultimate Fighter.

8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
Go behind the scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the week of May 1.

9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best Of Pride Fighting Championships
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.

10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
The best fights from the UFC archives, including pay-per-view events, The Ultimate Fighter finales, and Fight Nights, and more, all in one show. UFC Unleashed brings you the big fights that you missed or want to see all over again.

11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: MMA Uncensored Live
Season 1 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10 Jon Jones talks about his latest title defense and his future; the role of wrestling in MMA and the evolution of the sport.

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