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





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Maia vs. LaFlare - Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey; Alex Oliveira vs. Gilbert Burns; Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes; Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos; Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva; Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare. From Rio de Janeiro.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Fighting Spirit - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Pena vs. Rakoczy

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz – B.J. Penn welcomed Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz back into the octagon. Go to training camps and the fight.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Woodley/ Hendricks/ Condit/ MacDonald - Tyron Woodley's tough path to becoming a UFC star; Johny Hendricks learns about his Native American heritage; Carlos Condit tours one of MMA's greatest fight towns; Rory MacDonald reveals the warrior code he lives by.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Anthony Pettis Showtime
    Anthony Pettis prepares for his championship bout.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Best of Anthony Pettis - The best fights of Anthony Pettis' career, from the famous 'Showtime' kick to winning the UFC lightweight title.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov - Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC title for the fourth time against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Maia vs. LaFlare - Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey; Alex Oliveira vs. Gilbert Burns; Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes; Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos; Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva; Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare. From Rio de Janeiro.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Woodley/ Hendricks/ Condit/ MacDonald - Tyron Woodley's tough path to becoming a UFC star; Johny Hendricks learns about his Native American heritage; Carlos Condit tours one of MMA's greatest fight towns; Rory MacDonald reveals the warrior code he lives by.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline - Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division, featuring Rich Franklin vs. Evan Tanner, Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin and Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman - Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Silva vs. Weidman I.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    The Best of Anthony Pettis - The best fights of Anthony Pettis' career, from the famous 'Showtime' kick to winning the UFC lightweight title.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    Anthony Pettis Showtime

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Melendez vs. Sanchez - Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Melendez vs. Sanchez – Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Anthony Pettis Showtime - Anthony Pettis prepares for his championship bout.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Best of Anthony Pettis - The best fights of Anthony Pettis' career, from the famous 'Showtime' kick to winning the UFC lightweight title.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Maia vs. LaFlare - Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey; Alex Oliveira vs. Gilbert Burns; Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes; Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos; Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva; Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare. From Rio de Janeiro.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Best of Anthony Pettis - The best fights of Anthony Pettis' career, from the famous 'Showtime' kick to winning the UFC lightweight title.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless - The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov - Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC title for the fourth time against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Woodley/ Hendricks/ Condit/ MacDonald - Tyron Woodley's tough path to becoming a UFC star; Johny Hendricks learns about his Native American heritage; Carlos Condit tours one of MMA's greatest fight towns; Rory MacDonald reveals the warrior code he lives by.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz – B.J. Penn welcomed Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz back into the octagon. Go to training camps and the fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Fighting Spirit - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    St. Pierre vs. Hendricks Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov – Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC title for the fourth time against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Fighting Spirit - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless - The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber - UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz puts his belt on the line against the last man to defeat him, Urijah Faber.

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  • February Stories of the Month: Fallen Idol By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Anderson Silva’s positive test sent shockwaves through the sport. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Anderson Silva tested positive for drostanolone metabolites during an out-of-competition drug test ahead of his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz, according to a statement released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    Although the test was administered on Jan. 9, the UFC’s statement claims that it was not notified of the result until Feb. 3, three days after the fight. Drostanolone is an anabolic steroid. UFC fighters who have recently tested positive for drostanolone include Kevin Casey, Brian Ortega and Piotr Hallmann.

    Additionally, NAC Executive Director Bob Bennett informed MMAFighting.com that traces of androsterone, an endogenous steroid hormone, were also found in Silva’s system. The NAC is expected to conduct further testing to confirm Silva’s preliminary results; no punishment has been set for the ex-middleweight champion. The 39-year-old Brazilian had never previously failed a drug test during his UFC tenure. Silva was out of action for more than a year after suffering a gruesomely broken leg in a loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 168. He returned to the Octagon at UFC 183, taking a five-round unanimous verdict over Diaz in the main event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    Anderson Silva has been an amazing champion and a true ambassador of the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC, in Brazil as well as around the world. UFC is disappointed to learn of these initial results,” the statement read. “The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by its athletes.”

    It was later revealed that Silva also failed a post-fight screen. The former middleweight champion tested positive for Oxazepam and Temazepam in a urine test administered on Jan. 31. Oxazepam is used to relieve anxiety, while Temazepam is an anti-insomnia medication. In addition, “The Spider” again tested positive from drostanolone metabolites.

    The other stories of interest on Sherdog.com during the month of February:

    * REACTION TIME

    * SIDELINE LIMBO

    * STRAIGHT TO THE POINT

    * SPECIAL SAVAGERY

    * CHANGING OF THE GUARD

    * A FINISHED WORK

    * ELITEXC REDUX

    * BEATING THE ODDSMAKERS

    * A NEW FRONTIER

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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 13 Episode 8: Team Lesnar vs. Dos Santos: Shut Him Up - A surprise visit from UFC fighter and US Marine Brian Stann; Clay battles an injury as he takes on Ramsey; Shamar gets his chance to shut up Chris Cope in the cage.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Bigfoot vs. Mir – Prelims - T.J. Waldburger vs. Wendell Oliveira; Mike de la Torre vs. Tiago Trator; Matt Dwyer vs. William Patolino; Marion Reneau vs. Jessica Andrade. From Porto Alegre, Brasil.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman/Edgar vs. Oliveira - Anderson Silva, braces for a title matchup against undefeated Chris Weidman. Plus, former champion Frankie Edgar meets Charles Oliveira in the co-main event. See all four athletes train then see their bouts from UFC 162.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis - Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano

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





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 374 - Kenny Rice and Urijah Faber report live from Sacramento, Calif.; Phil Davis and Bas Rutten are in Los Angeles; guests Lance Palmer, Cody Garbradnt and Chad Mendes.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Bas Rutten - Pancrase and UFC champion Bas Rutten discusses his fights, Hollywood and 'El Guapo'.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Hunt vs. Bigfoot - Bethe Correia vs. Julie Kedzie; Clint Hester vs. Dylan Andrews; Soa Palelei vs. Pat Barry; Anthony Perosh vs. Ryan Bader; James Te Huna vs. Mauricio Rua; Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt. From Brisbane, Australia.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: World MMA Awards
    The Seventh Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. MMA's leading athletes, executives and personalities will celebrate the greatest moments and achievements in mixed martial arts from 2014.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

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





    Friday



    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Silva vs. Weidman I.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Bas Rutten - Pancrase and UFC champion Bas Rutten discusses his fights, Hollywood and 'El Guapo'.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Lion Fight 20 - Jorina Baars faces Chantal Ughi; Chris Mauceri fights Sittisak Muay; live from Mashantucket, Conn.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: World MMA Awards
    The Seventh Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. MMA's leading athletes, executives and personalities will celebrate the greatest moments and achievements in mixed martial arts from 2014.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch - Chris Kelades vs. Ray Borg; Kevin Lee vs. Michel Prazeres; Patrick Walsh vs. Daniel Kelly; Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Neil Magny; Cole Miller vs. Max Holloway; Brandon Thatch vs. Benson Henderson. From Broomfield, Colo.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 374

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  • Nate Wilcox Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    This week in “Press Row,” Jordan Breen and BloodyElbow.com editor Nate Wilcox discuss the UFC's out-of-competition drug test announcement, the program's potential and how it will impact the sport's future.

    Follow the jump to listen and to download.

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





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rising Stars - See the wild finishes that put up-and-coming fighters on the fast-track to becoming big stars. With Conor McGregor, Cat Zingano, Myles Jury, and more.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Duke City - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Silva vs. Weidman I.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama

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  • Poll: Is Anderson Silva’s Legacy Tainted? By: Mike Fridley

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