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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Brown vs. Silva - Louis Smolka vs. Chris Cariaso; Ruan Potts vs. Soa Palelei; Tim Means vs. Neil Magny; Daron Cruickshank vs. Erik Koch; Lorenz Larkin vs. Costas Philippou; Erick Silva vs. Matt Brown. From Cincinnati.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts - Featuring Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez and more.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rare and Unusual Knockouts - Flying knees, spinning kicks and backfists are just a few of the methods used to end fights in this episode of UFC Ultimate Knockouts. Featuring Carlos Condit, Travis Browne, Dennis Siver, Renan Barao and more.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 38 - UFC veteren Anthony Njokuani fights Thomas Gifford; Jason Sampson meets Joseph Sandoval; live from Allen, Texas.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: GLORY 19: Virginia
    Glory Kickboxing is live from Fayetteville, N.C., as Tournament winner Errol Zimmerman gets his shot at Glory Gold as he faces the reigning Heavyweight Champ Rico Verhoeven.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    11:15 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA's Countdown to the British Invasion
    A look at U.K. fighters Paul Daley, Michael Page, Linton Vassell and Liam McGeary before they come to Connecticut's Mohegan Sun on Feb 27th.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 373 - UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Thatch; guests Brandon Thatch, Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry; a recap of Legacy FC 38.

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





    Tuesday



    4:00 a.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.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    10:00 a.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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - Jon Jones faces Brazilian bruiser Glover Teixeira, the most dangerous threat to his title to date. In the co-main event, Anthony Johnson returns to the Octagon against national wrestling champion Phil Davis.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Sanchez vs. Melendez - Sanchez vs. Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Thatch/Sterling/Zingano - Brandon Thatch has aided Aljamain Sterling and taps into his potential. Analyze the value of a world title shot and Cat Zingano unlocks her 'warrior code'.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Team Alpha Male - Great fights from Team Alpha Male.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Thatch/Sterling/Zingano - Brandon Thatch has aided Aljamain Sterling and taps into his potential. Analyze the value of a world title shot and Cat Zingano unlocks her 'warrior code'.

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

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

    9:00 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.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 13 Episode 6: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos: Mean Streak - Injuries on Team Lesnar put two fighters in jeopardy; Dos Santos must make a drastic decision; preliminary fights and wild card announcement.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

    12:00 a.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.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Rocky Juarez vs. Robinson Castellanos - WBC Silver Featherweight champion Rocky Juarez defends his title against top contender Robinson Castellanos in the 12-round main event. Also: KeAndre Gibson vs. Nelson Lara, welterweights. From San Antonio.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    6:00 a.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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Prelims
    Jose Aldo takes on Chad Mendes in the title fight. Also: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    11:00 a.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.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 - The last fight in the Dos Santos/Velasquez trilogy.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    9:00 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

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





    Thursday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Special Edition 2015 Preview

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Donald Cerrone - A video diary covering a week in the life of a unique and exciting UFC fighter.

    8:30 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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao - Interim bantamweight championship.

    12:00 p.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.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Submissions - Top submissions examined.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Special Edition 2015 Preview

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 - Junior dos Santos defends his title.

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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
    Rise: Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Las Cruces, N.M.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2014

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman/Edgar vs. Oliveira Mixed martial artists train for UFC 162.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 - Junior dos Santos defends his title.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Special Edition 2015 Preview

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 13 Episode 1: Something to Prove - Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos take control of two opposing teams of fighters.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Special Edition 2015 Preview

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    From the Brink of Defeat - Inside the Octagon, anything can happen and these unbelievable come-from-behind victories prove it. With Brock Lesnar, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, and more.

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





    Tuesday



    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson From Winnipeg.

    2:00 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    The best of KOTC Championship mixed martial arts action from 2014.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts - Featuring Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline - Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise: Part 1- KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Las Cruces, N.M.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman/Edgar vs. Oliveira Mixed martial artists train for UFC 162.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    The best of KOTC Championship mixed martial arts action from 2014.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise: Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Las Cruces, N.M.

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





    Saturday



    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson – Prelims Ruslan Magomedov vs. Josh Copeland; Luke Barnatt vs. Roger Narvaez; James Vick vs. Nick Hein; Yves Edwards vs. Akbarh Arreola. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman/Edgar vs. Oliveira - Mixed martial artists train for UFC 162.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1 UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts - Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni - We bring you exciting finishes from the top-tier fighters who first made their names on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, including Rashad Evans, Diego Sanchez, Roy Nelson, Nate Diaz, and T.J. Dillashaw.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    9:30 p.m. ET sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Fights

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights - The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts

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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 20 Episode 8: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Scrapettes - A group of Team Melendez fighters decide they want Tecia to move out of their room. At a pool party tensions between the fighters boil over. Then Team Melendez sends 8 ranked Bec Rawlings against 3 ranked Tecia Torres.

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

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 - Junior dos Santos defends his title.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos - Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos in UFC on Fox; Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum in UFC 143; lightweight fight Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim in UFC 142.

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

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 8: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Scrapettes - A group of Team Melendez fighters decide they want Tecia to move out of their room. At a pool party tensions between the fighters boil over. Then Team Melendez sends 8 ranked Bec Rawlings against 3 ranked Tecia Torres.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Mark Hunt: The Art of Fighting
    Behind-the-scenes look at heavyweight Mark Hunt.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 8: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Scrapettes - A group of Team Melendez fighters decide they want Tecia to move out of their room. At a pool party tensions between the fighters boil over. Then Team Melendez sends 8 ranked Bec Rawlings against 3 ranked Tecia Torres.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 180: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt - From Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Roberto Castaneda - Diaz Jr. faces Casaneda in a 10-round, junior featherweight bout. Also: Julian Ramirez vs. Pedro Melo, featherweights. From Indio, Calif.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2 - Junior dos Santos defends his title.

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





    Saturday



    11:30 a.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.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Chris Weidman's Ascent

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 6: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Give It All You Have - Tecia's return to the competition angers some fighters. Then, in the sixth fight of the tournament Team Pettis pits 5th ranked Aisling Daly against 12th ranked Angela Magana for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera - Mauricio Shogun Rua takes on Brandon Vera. Plus, Antonio Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira vs. Dave Herman and Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Inside and outside the ring with Cain Velasquez.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

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