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





    Wednesday



    6:00 a.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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 Prelims
    Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard; Manny Gamburyan vs. Dennis Siver; Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau; Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben. From Las Vegas.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle for the welterweight championship.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

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

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

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

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 181 Countdown

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 9: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Talk to Me - Team Pettis decides opponents will not attend the same practice. One of the fighters breaks the agreement and the team disintegrates into arguing factions. Then, teammates do battle as 6 seed Felice Herrig takes on 14 seed Randa Markos.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 10: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Fighting for Themselves - Aisling Daly gets a surprise visit from Conor McGregor. The fighters visit Harley Davidson boot camp. Then, in the second quarterfinal, 5 ranked Aisling Daly takes on 4 ranked Jessica Penne with the winner advancing to the semi-final.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 11: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Best Job in the World- In a special two-fight episode, 3 seed Tecia Torres faces top seed Carla Esparza in the third quarterfinal fight. Then 7 seed Rose Namajunas takes on 2 seed Joanne Calderwood for the last spot in the semifinals.

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





    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 365 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice break down UFC Fight Night; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss Lion Fight 19; an interview with Matt Peterson.

    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Medeiros; Grice; Hall; House

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC: Edgar vs. Swanson - Analysis and previews of Franike Edgar vs. Cub Swanson in Austin, Tex.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights
    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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    9:00 p.m. ET King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 124 - Joel Castillo vs. Maurice Green, James Warfield vs. Joshua Aveles, Jimmy Zidek vs. Ben-Piere Saint, Brett Murphy vs. Anthony McDonald, Craig Exkelberg vs. Clarance Jordan and many more. From Carlton, Minn.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: 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.

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





    Thursday



    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 9: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Talk to Me - Team Pettis decides opponents will not attend the same practice. One of the fighters breaks the agreement and the team disintegrates into arguing factions. Then, teammates do battle as 6 seed Felice Herrig takes on 14 seed Randa Markos.

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





    Wednesday



    6:00 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.

    8:00 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 1: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: For the Belt - Female fighters prepare to compete for the UFC's new 115-pound division title.

    1:00 p.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.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - On the heels of Team Pettis' second win in a row, a silly game at the house turns raunchy. Then in the third preliminary fight, 4 seed Jessica Penne of Team Pettis takes on 13 seed Lisa Ellis of Team Melendez.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions between Heather Clark and the rest of Team Melendez escalate. Urijah Faber takes over for Anthony Pettis for a few days. Then, in the fourth fight of the tournament, Team Pettis pits 1 ranked Carla Esparza against 16 ranked Angela Hill.

    4:00 p.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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Chris Weidman's Ascent

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III

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

    9:00 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez

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  • Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week: Chris Weidman’s Loyalty Issues By: Jeff Sherwood

    Chris Weidman desires more support from home fans. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Chris Weidman has a problem with loyalty, at least as it pertains to United States mixed martial arts fans and their relationship with American fighters.

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight titleholder took it upon himself to bemoan the lack of support on home soil, pointing to the Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier pairing at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in which the Irishman brought with him a boisterous crowd of countrymen at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It felt at times as if Poirier, a Louisianan who trains at American Top Team, was fighting in foreign territory.

    “I feel like smaller countries, other countries, they cheer, they support their people no matter what,” Weidman said in a recent interview with The MMA Hour. “We need to get a little bit more supportive of our people.”

    Weidman’s take on American crowds a point of interest on the Sherdog.net forums this week:

    * SEEKING SUPPORT

    * CAUGHT IN THE ACT

    * LIKABILITY FACTOR

    * GRINDING AN AXE

    * DISPUTED RESULTS

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





    Friday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Penn - Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi; Nick Diaz vs. Josh Neer; Nick Diaz vs. B.J. Penn.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman - Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Hendricks on the Brink - Johny Hendricks becomes a UFC champion.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars - MMA stars showcase their skills.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Penn - Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi; Nick Diaz vs. Josh Neer; Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman - Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    6:00 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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 1106 - Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren for the Bantamweight title. From Thackerville, Okla.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 359 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice breakdown WSOF 14; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello preview RFA 19; a check in with Dan Kiser as he recovers from an injury.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 19 - Jake Collier fights Gabriel Checco for the middleweight title; Abel Cullum meets Carl Deaton III; live from Prior Lake, Min.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Ronny Rios vs. Robinson Castellanos From Indio, Calif.

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  • MMA Ice Bucket Challenge Compilation By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Can’t get enough of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads? Of course you can’t. Sherdog.com has put together a compilation of some of MMA’s best and brightest doing their part to help a good cause by participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

    Watch them get doused to your heart’s content.

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





    Thursday



    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks - The untold story of UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks' Native American heritage.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman - Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux – Prelims From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 10: So Real It's Unreal - Dana makes a surprise visit to the gym for a shocking announcement; James Vick vs. Joe Proctor; Justin Lawrence vs. Michael Chiesa.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 11: Like a Spartan - Chris Saunders battles through emotional issues as he prepares to face Vinc Pichel; Faber teammates square off when Andy Ogle takes on Al Iaquinta.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12 - Tickle and Cruickshank get violent in the house; Dana makes a surprise announcement; Vick takes on Chiesa; Pichel faces Laquinta.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

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