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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks: Prelims
    Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez; Rick Story vs. Brian Ebersole; Thales Leites vs. Ed Herman; Evan Dunham vs. Donald Cerrone. From Las Vegas.

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

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Belfort vs. Henderson - Jeremy Stephens vs. Rony Jason; Ryan LaFlare vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Brandon Thatch vs. Paul Thiago; Igor Pokrajac vs. Rafael Feijao; Daniel Sarafian vs. Cezar Ferreira; Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort. From Goiania, Brazil.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Weigh-ins
    Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXSTV: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 32 - Melvin Blumer vs. Leandro Higo; Chad Curry vs. Landon Vannata; Marvin Blumer vs. Bill Kamery; Benjamin Smith vs. Craig Eckelberg. From Prior Lake, Minn.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio 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.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXSTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 404 - Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck discuss UFC FN 77; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down RFA 32.

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





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC Middleweights & Light Heavyweights - Kenda Perez hosts as the biggest names in MMA showcase their skills in the WEC Octagon. With Chael Sonnen, Mark Munoz, Brian Stann and more.

    9:00 a.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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    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 Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    8:00 a.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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 5: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Just Do Something - The pressure of the competition starts to weigh on one of the fighters as Urijah and Conor prepare for the fourth preliminary fight featuring two hungry young competitors. Both teams get a chance to relax during a night out with the coaches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson - Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans meets Dan Henderson in what both hope is a quest for title contention. Plus, heavyweights Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic square off.

    5:00 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anthony Johnson vs. Josh Koscheck - Featuring Anthony Johnson vs. Josh Koscheck; Amir Sadollah vs. Phil Baroni; Ben Saunders vs. Marcus Davis.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 402 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice break down UFC FN Poirier vs Duffy; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss Lion fight 25 and the AXS TV Fight's 300th show; guests Robery Maysey and Dan Henderson.

    5:00 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.

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

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Pena vs. Rakoczy - Women's final bout.

    12:00 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.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anthony Johnson vs. Josh Koscheck - Featuring Anthony Johnson vs. Josh Koscheck; Amir Sadollah vs. Phil Baroni; Ben Saunders vs. Marcus Davis.

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





    Saturday



    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    Covering every aspect of mixed martial arts.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 4: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: A Faithless Foe - After a frustrating fight, a coach loses his cool on a fighter in front of the team; Urijah and Conor argue over coaching styles; a member of Team Faber skips practice and the third preliminary match eliminates another fighter from the competition.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 5: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Santos vs. Miocic

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

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida - Enhanced replay of a memorable fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 5: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber

    9:00 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.

    9:30 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 Also, Donald Cerrone and more.

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  • Jim Genia Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    This week in “Press Row,” Jordan Breen and veteran MMA journalist Jim Genia discuss the latest news surrounding MMA in New York, the UFC's three-headed attack on the state, when the UFC's card at Madison Square Garden will really happen and why it may take slightly longer than expected.

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





    Sunday



    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Chris Weidman

    11:00 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.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber - UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz puts his belt on the line against the last man to defeat him, Urijah Faber.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Weidman vs. Machida

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Answers

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Answers

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Middleweights & Light Heavyweights

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    American Kickboxing Academy

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson From Winnipeg.

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