B.J. Penn's Blogs

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





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dos Santos vs. Miocic – Prelims Bryan Barberena vs. Joe Ellenberger; Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman; Drew Dober vs. Jamie Varner; Ben Saunders vs. Joe Riggs; Willie Gates vs. John Moraga; Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha. From Phoenix.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Dominick Cruz takes us on his emotional journey back to the octagon after three devastating injuries.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    A mixed martial art event.

    9:00 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.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC on Sportsnet
    Dos Santos vs. Miocic - Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz; Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve; Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. From Phoenix.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Training Day
    Team Alpha Male - Behind the scenes of Team Alpha Male, the premiere lightweight MMA team of founder Urijah Faber and bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Sergio Pettis On the Brink

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Upsets - Three of the most unexpected, most shocking upsets in MMA championship history. With Georges St-Pierre, Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, T.J. Dillashaw and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: The Ultimate Fighter
    Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Prelims

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dos Santos vs. Miocic - Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz; Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve; Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. From Phoenix.

    12:00 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.

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





    Sunday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Upsets - Three of the most unexpected, most shocking upsets in MMA championship history. With Georges St-Pierre, Matt Hughes, B.J. Penn, T.J. Dillashaw and more.

    6:00 a.m. Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    6:00 p.m. ET MAv TV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 4 - Joe Stevenson squares off against Thomas Schulte.

    7:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Aerial Assault - Part 2

    9:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 4 - Joe Stevenson squares off against Thomas Schulte.

    10:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Aerial Assault - Part 2

    12:00 a.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Aerial Assault - Part 1

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





    Friday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Penn - Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi; Nick Diaz vs. Josh Neer; Nick Diaz vs. B.J. Penn.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman - Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Hendricks on the Brink - Johny Hendricks becomes a UFC champion.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars - MMA stars showcase their skills.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Penn - Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi; Nick Diaz vs. Josh Neer; Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman - Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions escalate after a third straight loss.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 1106 - Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren for the Bantamweight title. From Thackerville, Okla.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 359 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice breakdown WSOF 14; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello preview RFA 19; a check in with Dan Kiser as he recovers from an injury.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 19 - Jake Collier fights Gabriel Checco for the middleweight title; Abel Cullum meets Carl Deaton III; live from Prior Lake, Min.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Ronny Rios vs. Robinson Castellanos From Indio, Calif.

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





    Wednesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed Machida vs. Couture - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama, Nam Phan v.s Leonard Garcia, and Donald Cerrone vs. Dennis Siver.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine. From Halifax.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight! Joanne Calderwood faces Emily Kagan.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - Jessica Penne and Lisa Ellis vie for a quarterfinal spot.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions escalate after a third straight loss.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2 Junior dos Santos defends his title.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed Diaz vs. Penn- Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi; Nick Diaz vs. Josh Neer; Nick Diaz vs. B.J. Penn.

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

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson - Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider Hendricks on the Brink - Johny Hendricks becomes a UFC champion.

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

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight! Joanne Calderwood faces Emily Kagan.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - Jessica Penne and Lisa Ellis vie for a quarterfinal spot.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike- Tensions escalate after a third straight loss.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: The Ultimate Fighter Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine – Prelims From Halifax.

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  • MMA Ice Bucket Challenge Compilation By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Can’t get enough of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads? Of course you can’t. Sherdog.com has put together a compilation of some of MMA’s best and brightest doing their part to help a good cause by participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

    Watch them get doused to your heart’s content.

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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: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
    Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn 3 From Las Vegas.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

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

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Boxing Golden Boy Live!
    Alfonso Gomez vs. Ed Paredes, junior middleweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Countdown to Canelo-Lara
    Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara prepare for their fight.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2013: Erislandy Lara vs. Alfredo Angulo
    Interim WBA World light middleweight title. From June 8, 2013 in Carson, Calif.

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2012: Erislandy Lara vs. Ronald Hearns
    From April 20, 2012 in Biloxi, Miss.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 1 on 1
    The career resurgence of Urijah Faber.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
    Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn 3 From Las Vegas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox sports 1: Countdown to Canelo-Angulo
    Boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez is back to face Knockout artist Alfredo El Perro Angulo; exclusive analysis and commentary leading up to the big fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live!: Alfonso Gomez vs. Ed Paredes Alfonso Gomez vs. Ed Paredes, junior middleweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida: Prelims
    Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres; Kenny Robertson vs. Ildemar Alcantara; Bruno Santos vs. Chris Camozzi; George Roop vs. Rob Font. From Las Vegas.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

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


    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
    Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn 3 From Las Vegas.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
    Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn 3 – Prelims from Las Vegas.

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


    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
    Frankie Edgar vs. B.J.Penn 3 From Las Vegas.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Seek and Destroy King of the Cage returns to The Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort in Worley, Idaho. The main event features the Welterweight match between CJ Marsh and Jacob Harkness. From May 22, 2014.

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





    Sunday



    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights
    Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres; Kenny Robertson vs. Ildemar Alcantara; Bruno Santos vs. Chris Camozzi; George Roop vs. Rob Font. From Las Vegas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 12: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Big Show Last two semifinal battles for spots in the finals.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    Mana: B.J. Penn's fascinating journey.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Special Sunday Edition Live from Las Vegas.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale: Edgar vs. Penn 3 Ultimate Fighter finale preview.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale: Edgar vs. Penn 3 - Prelims
    Prelims - Jesse Ronson vs. Kevin Lee, Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Leandro Issa, Adriano Martins vs Juan Manuel Puig Carreon, Patrick Walsh vs. Dan Spohn from Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale: Edgar vs. Penn 3
    Justin Scoggins vs. Dustin Ortiz, Derrick Lewis vs. Guto Inocente, Dhiego Lima vs. Eddie Gordon, Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren, Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn From Las Vegas.

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





    Saturday



    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

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

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman - Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 11: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Zombie Semifinal slugfest.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 12: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Big Show Last two semifinal battles for spots in the finals.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida- Chris Weidman and Alexis Davis prepare for title bouts.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 12: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Big Show Last two semifinal battles for spots in the finals.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale: Edgar vs. Penn 3 Weigh-in from Las Vegas.

    4:00 p.m. ET NBC: World Series Of Fighting 11
    Justin Gaethje vs. Nick Newell, Jon Fitch vs. Dennis Hallman, Melvin Guillard vs. Gesias Cavalcante, Cody Bollinger vs. Pablo Alfonso

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC 175: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida Prefight analysis.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 175 Countdown

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida: Prelims
    Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres; Kenny Robertson vs. Ildemar Alcantara; Bruno Santos vs. Chris Camozzi; George Roop vs. Rob Font. From Las Vegas.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: Weidman vs. Machida: Prelims
    Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres; Kenny Robertson vs. Ildemar Alcantara; Bruno Santos vs. Chris Camozzi; George Roop vs. Rob Font. From Las Vegas.

    10:00 p.m. ET PPV: UFC 175 Weidman vs. Machida
    Live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida features a middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and challenger Lyoto Machida.

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