Chris Cariaso's Blogs

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





    Thursday



    11:00 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.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cejudo/Pettis/Esparza/Velasquez - Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo's; Milwaukee Lightweight champion Anthony 'Showtime Pettis; inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight champ Carla Esparza; Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez watches his teammate Daniel Cormier collide with Jon Jones.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis takes on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Women's strawweight champ Carla Esparza defends her title for the first time against Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk. And Johny Hendricks meets Matt Brown.

    12:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis takes on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Women's strawweight champ Carla Esparza defends her title for the first time against Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk. And Johny Hendricks meets Matt Brown.

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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
    Fisticuffs - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from San Manuel Casino.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

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

    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 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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - Prelims
    Ruan Potts vs. Derrick Lewis; Tim Means vs. Dhiego Lima; Roman Salazar vs. Kid Yamamoto; Roan Carneiro vs. Mark Munoz. From Los Angeles.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Pettis vs. Melendez - Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez offer unfiltered access to their lightweight championship at UFC 181; Ben Saunders' Omoplata submission analyzed in Gracie Breakdown; former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks unlocks his warrior code.

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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 By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto - After pulling off the upset of the year to capture the bantamweight crown, T.J. Dillashaw makes his first title defense against Joe Soto, a fellow Californian who's already worn gold in two other MMA organizations.

    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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Overeem vs. Lesnar - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Alistair Overeem vs Brock Lesnar, Roy Nelson vs Mirko Filipovic, Lavar Johnson vs Joey Beltran, Pat Barry vs Christian Morecraft, and Frank Mir vs Rodrigo Nogueira.

    10:00 a.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'.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rebellion - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Lake of the Torches, Lac Du Flambeau, Wis.

    8:00 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rebellion - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Lake of the Torches, Lac Du Flambeau, Wis.

    12:00 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.

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





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 173: Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents T.J. Dillashaw
    Fearless The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Prelims: Maia vs. Shields - Garett Whiteley s. Alan Patrick; Chris Cariaso vs. Iliarde Santos; David Mitchell vs. Yan Cabral; Igor Araujo vs. Ildemar Alcantara. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    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 Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Prelims: Maia vs. Shields - Garett Whiteley s. Alan Patrick; Chris Cariaso vs. Iliarde Santos; David Mitchell vs. Yan Cabral; Igor Araujo vs. Ildemar Alcantara. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway

    9:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Titan FC 32
    Dave Herman vs. Walt Harris. From Augusta, Ga.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus Jason 'Mayhem' Miller
    Michael 'The Voice' Schiavello takes on Jason Miller.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights: Best of Legacy Fighting Championship
    A look back at feral fights, nasty knockouts and sly submissions from the Texas-based promotion Legacy Fighting Championship.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus Jason 'Mayhem' Miller
    Michael 'The Voice' Schiavello takes on Jason Miller.

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





    Friday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Inside the training of Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone.

    6:00 a.m. Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort ; Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig; John Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight! Joanne Calderwood faces Emily Kagan.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - Jessica Penne and Lisa Ellis vie for a quarterfinal spot.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 178: Weigh-in between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Badr Hari discusses his controversies, mental health and reveals who he would most like to knock out.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 357 - Kenny Rice, Ron Kruck and Bas Rutten break down UFC 178.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live - Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brandon Halsey for the Middleweight title. From Phoenix, Arizona.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 35 - Myron Dennis meets Leonardo Leite for the light heavyweight title; undefeated Andrew Todhunter fights Levi Avera for the middleweight title; live from Tulsa, Okla.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: TItan FC 30
    Jason Brilz vs. Vinny Magalhaes; Walt Harris vs. Dave Herman; Anthony Gutierrez vs. Walel Watson. From Cedar Park, Texas.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 178: Weigh-in between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso.

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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 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight! - Joanne Calderwood faces Emily Kagan.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - Jessica Penne and Lisa Ellis vie for a quarterfinal spot.

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

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Demetrious Johnson prepares to defend his title against Chris Cariaso.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - Jessica Penne and Lisa Ellis vie for a quarterfinal spot.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing - Golden Boy Live: Lateef Kayode vs. Luis Ortiz
    Lateef Kayode takes on Luis Ortiz for the vacant WBA interim heavyweight title. Also: Jesus Cuella vs. Juan Manuel Lopez, WBA interim featherweight title. From Las Vegas.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez - Inside the training of Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone.

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