Cain Velasquez's Blogs

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





    Friday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Danny O'Connor vs. Andrew Farmer - Main event Danny O'Connor 23-2 (7 KOs) vs. Andrew Farmer 18-2 (7 KOs), Co-Main event Lightweights Sarif Bogere 25-1 (17 KOs) vs. Frernando Garcia 29-6-2 (18 KOs) from Plymouth, Mass.

    6:00 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.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III

    7:00 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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II - Wanderlei Silva and former middleweight champion Rich Franklin faced off for the second time, as Silva sought to settle the score after his searing defeat in their first encounter, at UFC 99.

    12:00 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.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 362 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice take a tour of the Stanley Hotel and are live in Los Angeles; guests Brandon Thatch and Cat Zingano.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Frightening Fights
    A countdown of the 25 most frightening fights; features knockouts, submissions and finishes.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Titan FC 31
    Mike Ricci vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida; Desmond Green vs. Miguel Torres; Dave Courchaine vs. Cody Pfister. From Tampa, Fla.

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Team Alpha Male - Great fights from Team Alpha Male.

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

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 25 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Eastside Cannery Casino Las Vegas, Nevada.

    7:30 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.

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

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 25 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Eastside Cannery Casino Las Vegas, Nevada.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II - Wanderlei Silva and former middleweight champion Rich Franklin faced off for the second time, as Silva sought to settle the score after his searing defeat in their first encounter, at UFC 99.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 25 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Eastside Cannery Casino Las Vegas, Nevada.

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





    Friday



    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 5: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Coming to Get You - An injury forces a fighter out of the competition and opens the door for another; Team Melendez fighters question Heather Clark's knee injury; the rivalry between Felice Herrig and Heather Clark comes to a head.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Condit - UFC 143 Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit; UFC 142 Rousimar Palhares and and Mike Massenzio; Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 - Before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

    4:00 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.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    George Foreman - Michael Schiavello chats with George Foreman about his biggest fights, late career resurgence, and his grill.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 361 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 179; Ron Kruck previews Bellator 131; guests Scott Kent, Damacio Page and Spencer Lazara.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 - Before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 130 MMA Live
    Bellator 130 - Light Heavyweight Champ Emanuel Newton vs. Linton Vassell, from Mulvane, Kansas.

    9:30 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights - Best of Lion Fight
    Highlights of Mauy Thai fighting; stars in clude Tiffany Van Soest, Jason Andrade and Cristiana Justino.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC Rio: Aldo vs. Mendes - The UFC returns to Brazil as Jose Aldo defends his Featherweight title against undefeated Chad Mendes. Plus a battle of strikers as Vitor Belfort battles Anthony Johnson.

    11:15 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Top 20 Knockouts: Glory Kickboxing
    Counting down the world's top 20 greatest kickboxing knockouts.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    George Foreman - Michael Schiavello chats with George Foreman about his biggest fights, late career resurgence, and his grill.

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





    Wednesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio 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 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

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

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

    7:30 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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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 Ultimate Fights

    9:00 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 Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 5: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Coming to Get You - An injury forces a fighter out of the competition and opens the door for another; Team Melendez fighters question Heather Clark's knee injury; the rivalry between Felice Herrig and Heather Clark comes to a head.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2 Junior dos Santos defends his title.

    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 178; Mendes in Studio; The Film Room - Featherweight top contender Chad Mendes is in the studio and he reviews the tape from his pivotal UFC 142 title fight with Jose Aldo.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    9:00 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

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