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  • UFC Full Fight: Cain Velasquez Clobbers ‘Minotauro’ By: Sherdog.com Staff



    In 2010, Cain Velasquez earned the most significant victory of his young career at UFC 110, when he knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 2:20 into the opening stanza of their heavyweight tilt.

    Velasquez returns to the Octagon at UFC 188 on June 13, when he faces Fabricio Werdum in a heavyweight unification title bout in Mexico City.

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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 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain

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

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Condit vs. Kampmann II - Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares; Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez; Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon; Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann. From Indianapolis.

    9:00 a.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.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

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

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    11:30 p.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.

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





    Friday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Farber.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    9:00 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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche The first women's fight in UFC history.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Farber.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 137

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    The Ultimate Fighter Champions

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

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    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.

    7:00 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.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular
    Fight Night: Cage Fury

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

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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
    Public Enemy Part 2

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Takeover

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Suite Life

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    Body & Mind

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    Tell José I'm Coming

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2; Dos Santos vs. Hunt - Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez prepares to defend his belt against Antonio Silva while former champion Junior dos Santos looks to make a case for another title shot against fellow heavy hitter Mark Hunt.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 121: Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Fight Nigh New Jersey

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 3: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Settling the Score

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





    Tuesday



    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Hatton

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. De La Hoya

    6:00 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.

    7:00 a.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.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    8:00 a.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.

    8:30 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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez

    10:00 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.

    1:00 p.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.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit - Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Short Fuse II - For the first time ever The KOTC Women's Strawweight Title is up for grabs between top contenders Danielle Taylor and Glena Avila find out who will be crowned the first Strawweight Champion in KOTC History.

    6:30 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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Public Enemy - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Black Bear Casino in Carlton, Minn. From Feb. 21, 2015.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Notorious
    The Comeback

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Notorious
    The Fight Business

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Short Fuse II - For the first time ever The KOTC Women's Strawweight Title is up for grabs between top contenders Danielle Taylor and Glena Avilla find out who will be crowned the first Strawweight Champion in KOTC History.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2013: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero - Mayweather, Jr. vs. Guerrero for the WBC welterweight title. From May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Public Enemy - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Black Bear Casino in Carlton, Minn. From Feb. 21, 2015.

    12:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2012: Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto From May 5, 2012.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • UFC Full Fight: Velasquez Stops Lesnar to Claim Heavyweight Title By: Sherdog.com Staff



    Cain Velasquez captured heavyweight gold for the first time at UFC 121, when he stopped Brock Lesnar with punches 4:21 into the opening round at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    The American Kickboxing Academy product will return to action for the first time in more than a year at UFC 188, when he locks horns with interim heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City.

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





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Murat Gassiev vs. Felix Cora Jr. Gassiev (20-0, 13 KO) vs. Cora Jr. (25-6-2, 14 KO) from Mashantucket, Conn.

    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Marquez

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Pacquiao vs. Mosely

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

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

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Rockhold - Paige VanZant vs. Felice Herrig; Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson; Chris Camozzi vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold. From Newark, N.J.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Rockhold - Paige VanZant vs. Felice Herrig; Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson; Chris Camozzi vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold. From Newark, N.J.

    7:00 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.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Boxing
    Premier Boxing Champions - Unbeaten 168-pound Anthony Dirrell faces the crafty Swedish fighter Badou Jack. Also: Daniel Jacobs takes on Caleb Truax. From UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Marquez

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Hatton

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    11:30 p.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.

    12:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Mosley

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

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





    Thursday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Fast-Moving Firefights

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Machida vs. Dollaway - Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway; Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon; Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Patrick Cummins; Elias Silverio vs. Rashid Magomedov; Erick Silva vs. Mike Rhodes; Daniel Sarafian vs. Antonio Dos Santos. From Barueri, Brazil.

    9:00 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 vs. Leonard Garcia, and Donald Cerrone vs. Dennis Siver.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Fast-Moving Firefights

    6:30 p.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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2

    11:30 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Fonfara vs. Stevenson

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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
    Short Fuse I - KOTC returns to Worley, Idaho for another night of MMA action Featuring Mike Hanks going toe to toe with Jason Novelli.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs; Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a firsthand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    8:30 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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso From Las Vegas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    8:30 p.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.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Fast-Moving Firefights

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