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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee – Prelims - Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Sarah Moras vs. Jessica Andrade; Yaotzin Meza vs. Sam Sicilia. From San Diego, Calif.

    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 Unleashed
    The Ultimate Fighter Champions

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Mana: B.J. PennB.J. Penn's fascinating journey.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

    6:00 p.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.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    7:00 p.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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Light Heavyweight Title Timeline - See the recent fights that crowned new 205-pound champions in one of the most talented divisions in the UFC. With Jon Jones, Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

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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 14: Finale: American Top Team vs Blackzilians: Ellenberger vs. Thompson

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut Demetrious Johnson

    8:30 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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Weidman vs. Machida

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz – B.J. Penn welcomed Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz back into the octagon. Go to training camps and the fight.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Mana: B.J. PennB.J. Penn's fascinating journey.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos From Tulsa, Okla.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Lone Survivor - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In UFC Fight Night: Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee

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

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut Chris Weidman

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed The Ultimate Fighter Champions

    9:30 p.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.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Lone Survivor - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:30 p.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.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In UFC Fight Night: Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage Bad Blood - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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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
    EPISODE: 156

    6:00 a.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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    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: 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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    1:00 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.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero – Prelims - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Steve Bosse vs Thiago Santos. From Hollywood, Fla.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

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

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

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

    12:00 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.

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





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Dennis Hogan vs. Kenny Abril - Dennis Hogan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) takes on Kenny Abril (14-7-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. From Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 386 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice discuss UFC Fight Night; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down Legacy FC 42; Robbie Lawler.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero - The official weigh-ins for the competitors.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: St. Pierre vs. Hughes - Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 116: Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

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

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero - The official weigh-ins for the competitors.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prefight Show
    Fight Night: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero - Pre-fight analysis for UFC Fight Night.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero – Prelims - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Steve Bosse vs Thiago Santos. From Hollywood, Fla.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero – Prelims - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Steve Bosse vs Thiago Santos. From Hollywood, Fla.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

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





    Sunday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - Prelims
    Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera; Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman; Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones; Raquel Pennington vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith. From Las Vegas.

    12:00 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.

    1:00 p.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.

    2:00 p.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 Cro Cop Filipovic, Lavar Johnson vs Joey Beltran, Pat Barry vs Christian Morecraft, and Frank Mir vs Rodrigo Nogueira.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - Prelims
    Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera; Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman; Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones; Raquel Pennington vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith. From Las Vegas.

    6:00 p.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 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Bektic/Garbrandt/Lawler/Evans

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Dominick Cruz - Dominick Cruz takes us on his emotional journey back to the octagon after three devastating injuries.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche - The first women's fight in UFC history.

    9:00 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.

    6:30 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.

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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
    Coming Home Part 2

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bisping vs. Kennedy – Prelims - Dustin Kimura vs. George Roop; Sean O'Connell vs. Ryan Jimmo; Leslie Smith vs. Sarah Kaufman; K.J. Noons vs. Sam Stout. From Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline - Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division, featuring Rich Franklin vs. Evan Tanner, Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin and Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva.

    9:00 a.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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 - Henderson vs. Shogun 2 in a light heavyweight battle at the Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil.

    1:00 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.

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

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 3: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Settling the Score

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point The pressure of the octagon bleeds into the house as tempers flare on both teams. Also, a medical emergency threatens the future of one of the fighters and his team.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds - One of the fighters struggles to cope with the devastation of his loss. Meanwhile, two fighters with a history in the octagon are ready for a rematch.

    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 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

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

    11:30 p.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.

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  • UFC 187 ‘Embedded’ Episode 6 By: Sherdog.com Staff



    Chris Weidman reunites with his kids, while Daniel Cormier watches footage of his loss to Jon Jones and gives an impromptu interview to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, tensions mount as the headlining combatants weigh in for their title fights at UFC 187.

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  • UFC 187 ‘Embedded’ Episode 5 By: Sherdog.com Staff



    All the stars of UFC 187 main card attend Ultimate Media day, including middleweight champion Chris Weidman, his opponent Vitor Belfort, light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne and flyweights Joseph Benavidez and John Moraga.

    Follow the jump for reader comments

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