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





    Thursday



    10:00 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Knockouts - Kenda Perez presents head kicks and flying-fist finishes with Anthony Pettis, Jamie Varner, Mike Brown and more.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Featherweights - Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    The career resurgence of Urijah Faber.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    2:00 p.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.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - Anderson Silva makes his return to the Octagon to face Nick Diaz.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber - Featuring Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber and Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Submissions - With Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Brad Pickett and more; hosted by Kendra Perez.

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber - Featuring Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber and Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards.

    7:00 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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Submissions - With Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Brad Pickett and more; hosted by Kendra Perez.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Submissions - With Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Brad Pickett and more; hosted by Kendra Perez.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Answers

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Mousasi - Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Farber.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Melendez vs. Sanchez - Sanchez vs. Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Featherweights - Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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

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

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Awakening - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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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: 393 - Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck break down UFC FN 74; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss CES MMA XXX; guests Victor Cui, George Garcia and Brian Garcia.

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

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

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

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Teixeira vs. St. Preux - Geane Herrera vs. Ray Borg; Amanda Nunes vs. Sara McMann; Tim Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt; Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson; Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson; Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince St. Preux. From Nashville, Tenn.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sport 2: UFC Ultimate Answers


    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 - Junior dos Santos defends his title.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    CES MMA XXX - Luis Felix fights Julian Lane in a rematch; Matt Bessette meets Lenny Wheeler; Dinis Paiva and Chino Duran appear; live from Lincoln, R.I.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Mousasi - Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 393 - Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck break down UFC FN 74; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss CES MMA XXX; guests Victor Cui, George Garcia and Brian Garcia.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar - Featherweight title fight.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson - Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson meet in UFC 144.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Women's Bantamweights

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Pena vs. Rakoczy

    9:30 a.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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rafael dos Anjos

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Women's Bantamweights

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rafael dos Anjos

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia - Prelims
    Leandro Issa vs. Iuri Alcantara; Nordine Taleb vs. Warlley Alves; Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Feijao; Neil Magny vs. Demian Maia. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Women's Bantamweights

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Top 10


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar - UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva moves up to the light heavyweight division to challenge Stephan Bonnar.

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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 10: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Do or Die

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

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Overeem vs. Lesnar - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Alistair Overeem vs Brock Lesnar, Roy Nelson vs Mirko Filipovic, Lavar Johnson vs Joey Beltran, Pat Barry vs Christian Morecraft, and Frank Mir vs Rodrigo Nogueira.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - Prelims
    Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera; Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman; Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones; Raquel Pennington vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith. From Las Vegas.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Johnson; Lamas; The Korean Zombie - Nonstop action by lightweight fighters.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - The UFC's best fighters made unforgettable marks as soon as they got to the organization. See the Octagon debuts of Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, Alexander Gustafsson, Conor McGregor and more.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: St. Pierre vs. Hughes - Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

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





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    6:00 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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    2:00 p.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.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    4:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Finally: Kimbo vs. Shamrock Recounting the history between Ken Shamrock and Kevin Ferguson: their ill-fated matchup years ago and their path to collision set for June 19.

    8:00 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 CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular Fight Night: Cage Fury 49 From Bethlehem, Pa.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live 138

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular Fight Night: Fight Time 25 From Miami, Fla.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular Fight Night: Cage Fury 49 From Bethlehem, Pa.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie 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.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Episode 7: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Eyes on the Prize - American Top Team struggles to put the fire back into their team. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians face the threat of losing one of their own.

    12:15 a.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live 138

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Dominick Cruz - Dominick Cruz takes us on his emotional journey back to the octagon after three devastating injuries.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche - The first women's fight in UFC history.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights - The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Coming Home Part 2

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bisping vs. Kennedy – Prelims - Dustin Kimura vs. George Roop; Sean O'Connell vs. Ryan Jimmo; Leslie Smith vs. Sarah Kaufman; K.J. Noons vs. Sam Stout. From Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 - Henderson vs. Shogun 2 in a light heavyweight battle at the Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil.

    1:00 p.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.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 3: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Settling the Score

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point The pressure of the octagon bleeds into the house as tempers flare on both teams. Also, a medical emergency threatens the future of one of the fighters and his team.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds - One of the fighters struggles to cope with the devastation of his loss. Meanwhile, two fighters with a history in the octagon are ready for a rematch.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 7: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Eyes on the Prize - American Top Team struggles to put the fire back into their team. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians face the threat of losing one of their own.

    11:30 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.

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  • Video: Anderson Silva Spars with Erick Silva By: Sherdog.com Staff



    Anderson Silva’s fate in the UFC may be undecided until he appears before the Nevada Athletic Commission for a disciplinary hearing, but that doesn’t prevent “The Spider” from training.

    In a video posted to his Instagram account, Silva spars with UFC welterweight Erick Silva, who is scheduled to face Rick Story at "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4" finale finale on June 27.

    “I train with my little brother Erick Silva,” Silva wrote (via Google Translate). “One of MMA’s most talented athletes of the new generation….Thank you my friend.”

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