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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Henderson vs. 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.

    6:00 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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar - Featherweight title fight.

    8:00 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Henderson vs. 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Headhunter - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from The Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minn. The main event features Sam Cleavland vs. Jeff Feiock.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Duke City - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Headhunter - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from The Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minn. The main event features Sam Cleavland vs. Jeff Feiock.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Duke City - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M.

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





    Wednesday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 180; Cormier; Jones - Review of the historic UFC 180; Daniel Cormier discusses his grudge match with Jon Jones; in 'The Takedown' Jon Jones gives his credentials as the greatest of all-time.

    6:00 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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic - The training regimens of six of the UFC's most dedicated and diverse athletes.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 180; Cormier; Jones Review of the historic UFC 180; Daniel Cormier discusses his grudge match with Jon Jones; in 'The Takedown' Jon Jones gives his credentials as the greatest of all-time.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 10: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Fighting for Themselves - Aisling Daly gets a surprise visit from Conor McGregor. The fighters visit Harley Davidson boot camp. Then, in the second quarterfinal, 5 ranked Aisling Daly takes on 4 ranked Jessica Penne with the winner advancing to the semi-final.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 11: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Best Job in the World - In a special two-fight episode, 3 seed Tecia Torres faces top seed Carla Esparza in the third quarterfinal fight. Then 7 seed Rose Namajunas takes on 2 seed Joanne Calderwood for the last spot in the semifinals.

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

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

    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

    9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 12: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: It's About to Get Real - Jessica Penne looks to put personal feelings aside as she takes on top seed and close friend Carla Esparza. Then, 14 seed Randa Markos tries for her third straight upset victory, as she faces 7 seed Rose Namajunas of Team Melendez.

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





    Tuesday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    WEC's Final Event - Take a look back at WEC 53 for two memorable lightweight fights: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic The training regimens of six of the UFC's most dedicated and diverse athletes.

    10:00 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem - Relive UFC 141, Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    The best collection of knockouts ever caught on camera from the biggest stars in MMA today.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnum Force: Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic - The training regimens of six of the UFC's most dedicated and diverse athletes.

    8:00 p.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.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 180; Cormier; Jones - Review of the historic UFC 180; Daniel Cormier discusses his grudge match with Jon Jones; in 'The Takedown' Jon Jones gives his credentials as the greatest of all-time.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    The best collection of knockouts ever caught on camera from the biggest stars in MMA today.

    9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnum Force: Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnum Force: Part 1 - From Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minn.

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  • Free Full UFC Fight Video: Michael Bisping-Brian Stann at UFC 152 By: C.J. Tuttle


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





    Friday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Countdown to UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi
    Inside the training camps of Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza.

    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.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Countdown to UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi
    Inside the training camps of Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Roundtable
    Ultimate Fighters roundtable discussion.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Countdown to UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi
    Inside the training camps of Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo Souza.

    6:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Birth of a Rivalry: Curran/Pitbull 1
    Pat Curran and Patricio Pitbull's first fight that ended in a close split decision.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi From Ledyard, Conn.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi – Prelims From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    7:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Countdown to Curran/Pitbull II
    A preview of fights with behind-the-scenes footage and analysis of Pat Curran, Patricio Freire, King Mo and Cheick Kongo.

    8:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA 123
    Bellator MMA 123 - From Uncasville, Connecticut; Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire for the Featherweight World Title; Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 354

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi - From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Lion Fight 18 - Yodsanklai Fairtex fights Salah Khalifa for the middleweight title; live from Las Vegas.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Throwdown, Part 1 KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center, Las Cruces, N.M. Cristobal Chavez vs. Kevin Wirth. From April 19, 2014.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Glover Teixeira's account of his title shot against Jon Jones; Team Alpha Male's latest hopeful; bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw; Mark Munoz provides insight into his warrior code.

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

    9:00 a.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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 5: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Too Salty Team Penn gets a lecture on overtraining.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 6: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Fight to Live Controversial decision causes explosive reaction.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard and Jose Aldo vs Kenny Florian.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw - Prelims
    Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo; Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno; Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung Ho Kang; Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke. From MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva. 2; Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt Cain Velasquez prepares to face Antonio Silva.

    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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 6: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Fight to Live Controversial decision causes explosive reaction.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 7: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Kinetic Chess Tensions boil over at the house in the wake of Roger Zapata's controversial win over; in the sixth preliminary fight, Patrick Walsh against Anton Berzin.

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

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