Charles Oliveira's Blogs

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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Miocic vs. Maldonado – Prelims - Mark Eddiva vs. Kevin Souza; Gasan Umalatov vs. Paulo Thiago; Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio; Rashid Magomedov vs. Rodrigo Damm. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    8:00 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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Melendez vs. Sanchez - Sanchez vs. 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 Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II - UFC lightweight title rematch.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Featherweights - Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway.

    7:00 p.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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Mousasi - Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 29 - Ricky Musgrave fights Raoni Barcelos; Dordan Larson meets Ackson Junior; Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger faces Kimberly Novaes.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    American Kickboxing Academy

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 394 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice discuss UFC FN 74; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down RFA 29.

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





    Thursday



    10:00 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Knockouts - Kenda Perez presents head kicks and flying-fist finishes with Anthony Pettis, Jamie Varner, Mike Brown and more.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Featherweights - Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    The career resurgence of Urijah Faber.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    2:00 p.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.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - Anderson Silva makes his return to the Octagon to face Nick Diaz.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber - Featuring Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber and Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Submissions - With Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Brad Pickett and more; hosted by Kendra Perez.

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber - Featuring Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber and Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards.

    7:00 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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Submissions - With Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Brad Pickett and more; hosted by Kendra Perez.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Submissions - With Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Brad Pickett and more; hosted by Kendra Perez.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Answers

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Mousasi - Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Farber.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Melendez vs. Sanchez - Sanchez vs. Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Featherweights - Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway.

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

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Awakening - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Awakening - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sport 2: UFC Ultimate Answers


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

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 - Junior dos Santos defends his title.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    CES MMA XXX - Luis Felix fights Julian Lane in a rematch; Matt Bessette meets Lenny Wheeler; Dinis Paiva and Chino Duran appear; live from Lincoln, R.I.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Mousasi - Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 393 - Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck break down UFC FN 74; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss CES MMA XXX; guests Victor Cui, George Garcia and Brian Garcia.

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  • UFC Free Fight: Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz 2 By: Mike Fridley

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship released the full rematch between Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz.

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





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    6:00 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.

    7:00 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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    4:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Finally: Kimbo vs. Shamrock Recounting the history between Ken Shamrock and Kevin Ferguson: their ill-fated matchup years ago and their path to collision set for June 19.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    8:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular Fight Night: Cage Fury 49 From Bethlehem, Pa.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live 138

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular Fight Night: Fight Time 25 From Miami, Fla.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular Fight Night: Cage Fury 49 From Bethlehem, Pa.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie 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.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Episode 7: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Eyes on the Prize - American Top Team struggles to put the fire back into their team. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians face the threat of losing one of their own.

    12:15 a.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live 138

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

    7:00 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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    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.

    12:00 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Blood Brothers

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 7: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Eyes on the Prize - American Top Team struggles to put the fire back into their team. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians face the threat of losing one of their own.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Warriors Spirit

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

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

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Warriors Spirit

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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
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    4:30 a.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.

    5:00 a.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.

    6:00 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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones aims to defend his title for a record-breaking seventh time against Brazilian heavy-hitter Glover Teixeira. Go inside the training camps of both men, then re-visit the Octagon's Baltimore debut.

    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 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    6:00 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.

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

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Rousey vs. Zingano

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents Breaking Ground: Ronda Rousey
    The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones aims to defend his title for a record-breaking seventh time against Brazilian heavy-hitter Glover Teixeira. Go inside the training camps of both men, then re-visit the Octagon's Baltimore debut.

    7:00 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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    11:00 a.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.

    12:00 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Beastmaster - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Menominee Casino.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Beastmaster - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Menominee Casino.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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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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