Clay Guida's Blogs

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



    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Countdown
    Lead up to UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche from Honda Center in Anaheim.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Quinton Jackson; Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig; Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Lyoto Machida vs Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort vs Yoshihiro Akiyama, Nam Phan vs Leonard Garcia, and Donald Cerrone vs Dennis Siver.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle; Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim; Brendan Schaub vs Mirko Cro Cop; Rashad Evans vs Tito Ortiz.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida, Nate Diaz vs Donald Cerrone, Bart Palaszewski vs Tyson Griffin, and Ryan Bader vs Jason Brilz.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Bad Blood
    Bitter enemies Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz do battle in an outside of the Octagon.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter
    A former Georgia police officer who became a UFC icon, and found fame as a professional athlete when he was just looking for a fight.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: In the Moment
    The Rise of Jon Jones, An all-access look at the rise of Jon Jones, as he trains, fights, travels, and works.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 92: Forrest Griffin defends his Light Heavyweight title against Rashad Evans; Minotauro Nogueira fights Frank Mir for the Interim Heavyweight belt.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 135: Jon Jones vs Quinton Jackson and Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Mauricio Rua vs. Jon Jones; Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort; Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly.

    9:00 p.m. ET FX: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 5: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Reflection of Perfection Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his days as a boxer; coach Jones wonders if a competitor is ready to fight; two fighters meet for the fourth preliminary fight.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    preview of the action for UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche before their battle in Las Vegas.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown157
    Lead up to UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche from Honda Center in Anaheim.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    Season 17 Episode 5: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Reflection of Perfection Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his days as a boxer; coach Jones wonders if a competitor is ready to fight; two fighters meet for the fourth preliminary fight.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140: Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

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



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Liz Carmouche prepares for her UFC debut; All-access for the UFC 157 promo shoot; Dustin Poirier's pursuit of the featherweight championship; and Michael Bisping on the UK's rich combat sports history.

    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Champion's Roundtable With Jay Glazer
    Jay Glazer chats all things UFC.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 3: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Embrace the Suffering A fighter responds after being called out; coach Sonnen gives advice to a fighter lacking confidence; coach Jones bonds with his team during a house visit; two fighters deliver explosive action.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind the scenes at Alistair Overeem's photo shoot; 24 year old Erik Koch; Rashad Evans defines the warrior code; Anthony Pettis shows off his signatures moves.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael McDonald celebrates his birthday; Sacramento's Team Alpha Male; Dan Henderson recounts his career; UFC's finest describe the feeling of a knockout

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Jon Jones, Jon Jones & Rashad Evans face-off looking ahead to UFC 145; All access with Jones and Evans.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Liz Carmouche prepares for her UFC debut; All-access for the UFC 157 promo shoot; Dustin Poirier's pursuit of the featherweight championship; and Michael Bisping on the UK's rich combat sports history.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview for FUEL TV 7: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald in London.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Liz Carmouche prepares for her UFC debut; All-access for the UFC 157 promo shoot; Dustin Poirier's pursuit of the featherweight championship; and Michael Bisping on the UK's rich combat sports history.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida Prelims
    Longtime lightweight rivals Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout, and featherweights Ross Pearson and Cub Swanson.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 12
    A historic collection of matchups.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview for FUEL TV 7: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald in London.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Liz Carmouche prepares for her UFC debut; All-access for the UFC 157 promo shoot; Dustin Poirier's pursuit of the featherweight championship; and Michael Bisping on the UK's rich combat sports history.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard and Jose Aldo vs Kenny Florian.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 12
    A historic collection of matchups.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 11
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

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


    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Fighters that successfully transition from UFC to Pride.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 11
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson
    Demetrious Johnson takes on John Dodson for the flyweight title; Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira; Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone; Ricardo Lamas vs. Erik Koch. From Chicago.

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



    Wednesday



    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Michael Bisping.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 1: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the Octagon Twenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Vitor Belfort gained a 2nd one in the Blackzilians; Urijah Faber celebrates Christmas; Joe Rogan riffs on the upcoming season; Anthony Pettis watches Octagonside.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind the scenes at Alistair Overeem's photo shoot; 24 year old Erik Koch; Rashad Evans defines the warrior code; Anthony Pettis shows off his signatures moves.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael McDonald celebrates his birthday; Sacramento's Team Alpha Male; Dan Henderson recounts his career; UFC's finest describe the feeling of a knockout

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Jon Jones, Jon Jones & Rashad Evans face-off looking ahead to UFC 145; All access with Jones and Evans.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    UFC News for the week of February 5.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Jon Jones, Jon Jones & Rashad Evans face-off looking ahead to UFC 145; All access with Jones and Evans.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar - Prelims
    From Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 11
    A historic collection of matchups.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    UFC News for the week of February 5.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Jon Jones, Jon Jones & Rashad Evans face-off looking ahead to UFC 145; All access with Jones and Evans.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 11
    A historic collection of matchups.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 10
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

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


    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: World MMA Awards
    In the fifth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards, the silver statuette is bestowed on some the planet's best fighters.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 10
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Quinton Jackson; Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig; Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida.

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



    Friday



    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Mark Munoz and welterweight Jake Ellenberger.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 143: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit Prelims
    The next generation of UFC stars in a night of unforgettable action.

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Countdown
    Leading up to UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Countdown
    Leading up to UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 136 Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard III and Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown
    Leading up to UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Weigh-in
    From Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida from UFC on FOX; Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard from UFC 136.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs. Jimy Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 277 Breakdown of the UFC 156 and Legacy 17 cards; Ron Kruck reports from Las Vegas for the UFC weigh-ins.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown
    Leading up to UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: Legacy Fighting Championship 17
    Dan Hornbuckle vs. Pete Spratt; Jared Rosholt vs. Richard Odoms; from San Antonio.

    10:30 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Countdown
    Leading up to UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview of all the official news, views, and action for UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar.

    11:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael McDonald celebrates his birthday; Sacramento's Team Alpha Male; Dan Henderson recounts his career; UFC's finest describe the feeling of a knockout

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 277 Breakdown of the UFC 156 and Legacy 17 cards; Ron Kruck reports from Las Vegas for the UFC weigh-ins.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Weigh-in
    From Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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  • To Friend or Not to Friend: Social Media’s Effect on MMA Judging By: Jordan Breen




    It's been a few days since poor Hatsu Hioki got robbed blind in Chicago against local favorite Clay Guida. Certainly, much was made on Saturday night about judge Gabriel Sabaitis' 30-27 scorecard for Guida. Hometown cooking at its finest? You don't know the half of it.

    First, Bleacher Report's Matt Molgaard uncovered that Mr. Sabaitis, an Illinois local, is Facebook friends with Guida. No big deal in this age of social media networking blah blah, right? Well, it at least shows that Sabaitis doesn't understand the appearance of impropriety.

    Following that article, Sabaitis took to the infamous Underground to try to defend himself. Mixedmartialarts.com and UG founder Kirik Jenness collected the judge's attempted self-defense over here.

    Frankly, the response is staggering and embarrassing. Sabaitis' response reads like a well-intended newjack fan defending his personal scorecard on an MMA forum. He equivocates constantly ("But this fight was so close it could've been 29-28 Hioki, no doubt. I respect everyone who believes Hioki won!"), blames the "MMA judging criteria" and demonstrates he doesn't have a basic grasp on the system itself.

    "I felt his aggression and TD out weighed (barely) Hioki's effective striking in the 1st," Sabaitis wrote. Nevermind stuff like "out weighted," he already conceded Hioki's striking was effective. Here is a link to the bizarre, backwoods version of MMA judging that the Illinois commission abides by. The first criterion? "Clean blows, not otherwise prohibited by this Part, in proportion to their damaging effects." In the first round, Hioki landed 26 of 56 significant strikes to Guida's 16 of 63 by FightMetric count. In total strikes, he outlanded Guida 31 to 16. Most galling is the fact that Guida landed virtually no clean, hard strikes in top position. This is why the word "effective" should never be removed from "aggression" in any MMA scoring paradigm, not that it would've actually helped poor Hatsu Hioki it would seem.

    This dilemma is not unique to Sabaitis or the state of Illinois, of course. It's mostly just another disappointing drop in the bucket. However, since there is a natural tendency for these agencies to stick together and do their best to deflect flak, trying to turn the light on their shortcomings is the best I can offer. That and to stay off of Facebook.

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



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Countdown
    UFC 156 Countdown Leading up to UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    3:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 10
    A historic collection of matchups.

    3:30 a.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    4:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Countdown
    UFC 156 Countdown Leading up to UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 9
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 1: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the Octagon Twenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    6:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Vitor Belfort gained a 2nd one in the Blackzilians; Urijah Faber celebrates Christmas; Joe Rogan riffs on the upcoming season; Anthony Pettis watches Octagonside.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind the scenes at Alistair Overeem's photo shoot; 24 year old Erik Koch; Rashad Evans defines the warrior code; Anthony Pettis shows off his signatures moves.

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael McDonald celebrates his birthday; Sacramento's Team Alpha Male; Dan Henderson recounts his career; UFC's finest describe the feeling of a knockout

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 143: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit Prelims
    The next generation of UFC stars in a night of unforgettable action.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview of all the official news, views, and action for UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael McDonald celebrates his birthday; Sacramento's Team Alpha Male; Dan Henderson recounts his career; UFC's finest describe the feeling of a knockout

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 145: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview of all the official news, views, and action for UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael McDonald celebrates his birthday; Sacramento's Team Alpha Male; Dan Henderson recounts his career; UFC's finest describe the feeling of a knockout

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Quinton Jackson; Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig; Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 3 Lightweight Tournament quarterfinals: Guillaume DeLorenzi vs. Patricky Freire; Lloyd Woodard vs. Dave Rickels; Thiago Michel vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy; Will Brooks vs. Ricardo Tirloni. From Mount Pleasant, Mich.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown
    Leading up to UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 3 Lightweight Tournament quarterfinals: Guillaume DeLorenzi vs. Patricky Freire; Lloyd Woodard vs. David Rickels; Thiago Michel vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy; Will Brooks vs. Ricardo Tirloni. From Mount Pleasant, Mich.

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  • Tim Marchman Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Deadspin fight columnist and The Classical.org co-founder Tim Marchman.

    With several notable lightweight-to-featherweight storylines present at the UFC on Fox 6 and the Jose Aldo-Frankie Edgar headliner on deck for UFC 156, Breen and Marchman analyze the curious relationship between the two divisions. The pair discuss the continuing exodus from 155 to 145 pounds, what the current contendership status of those former lightweights tell us about the divisions, whether or not elite featherweights could stack up with the best at 155 and what Aldo-Edgar means for both divisions.

    The two also contemplate whether the seemingly unique, kissing cousins-type relationship between the divisions could improve the potential for unique fights between fighters from other weight classes, the overwhelming importance of stylistic matchups in these categories and the emergence of a new kind of main eventer for the UFC product.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

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



    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Overeem; Koch; Evans; Pettis Behind the scenes at Alistair Overeem's photo shoot; 24 year old Erik Koch; Rashad Evans defines the warrior code; Anthony Pettis shows off his signatures moves.

    3:30 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the Octagon Twenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    3:30 a.m. ET Sportsnet West: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the Octagon Twenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 276 Preview of the UFC and Lion Fight Muay Thai events; interviews with Dana White and Quinton Jackson.

    5:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC on FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    8:00 a.m. ET fuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Belfort the Blackzilian; Faber Family Holiday; TUF17 Riff Vitor Belfort gained a 2nd one in the Blackzilians; Urijah Faber celebrates Christmas; Joe Rogan riffs on the upcoming season; Anthony Pettis watches Octagonside.

    8:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Overeem; Koch; Evans; Pettis Behind the scenes at Alistair Overeem's photo shoot; 24 year old Erik Koch; Rashad Evans defines the warrior code; Anthony Pettis shows off his signatures moves.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC on FOX 6: Road to the Octagon
    UFC's main event fighters train for their upcoming bout inside the Octagon on January 26th.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC on FOX 6: Road to the Octagon
    UFC's main event fighters train for their upcoming bout inside the Octagon on January 26th.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson Weigh-in
    From United Center in Chicago.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Preliminary Fights: UFC Live Prelims
    Pascal Krauss vs. Mike Stumpf; Shawn Jordan vs. Mike Russow; Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Ryan Bader; Josh Janousek vs. Michael Kuiper; Hatsu Hioki vs. Clay Guida; Matt Wiman vs. T.J. Grant. From Chicago.

    5:00 p.m. ET UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson Preliminaries
    Pascal Krauss vs. Mike Stumpf; Shawn Jordan vs. Mike Russow; Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Ryan Bader; Josh Janousek vs. Michael Kuiper; Hatsu Hioki vs. Clay Guida; Matt Wiman vs. TJ Grant. From Chicago.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Live Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson


    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Postfight show for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson, featuring Jay Glazer and top MMA analysts.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show
    Postfight show for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson, featuring Jay Glazer and top MMA analysts.

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  • Clay Guida Lived Without Running Water, Heat During Most Recent Camp By: Tristen Critchfield




    Any trainer, coach or mixed martial artist worth his salt will tell you that fight camps are all about being uncomfortable. Whether it’s cutting weight, enduring grueling practices or battling through the daily grind of bumps and bruises, preparing for caged combat against another human being is no easy task.

    After years of competing at lightweight, Clay Guida spent his most recent camp at Jackson’s MMA perfecting the cut to 145 pounds for his featherweight debut at UFC on FoX 6. If that wasn’t difficult enough, “The Carpenter” was also forced to endure several weeks of his stint in New Mexico without hot water at his temporary RV residence, and during one especially cold spell in the Southwest, he didn’t have any water at all.

    At the time, Guida was just a few weeks away from his showdown with former Shooto champion Hatsu Hioki. Instead of becoming frustrated, the Chicago native was able to turn a negative into a positive.

    “[It was tough] having a lack sources at the RV. I got no running water over there -- the pipes freeze up,” Guida said. “I’ve been living off gallons of water... it’s been super cold. I haven’t had hot water the whole time. It’s whatever. I just do dishes, wash my hands and brush my teeth in cold water, no big deal. This past week [approximately two weeks before UFC on Fox 6], I’ve been living out of gallons [of water].

    “I have no heat, I’ve been using space heaters because the liquid propane that it runs off is empty I don’t feel like breaking the RV down to go fill up the propane tank for my camp,” he continued. “To me, dealing with the elements makes me that much hungrier and that much more determined. You’ve got to dig deeper and find something that motivates you.”

    Guida’s bout with Hioki will air on the FX network as part of the UFC on Fox 6 prelims.

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



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 9
    A historic collection of matchups.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 8
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    4:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama; B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes; George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida Prelims
    Longtime lightweight rivals Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout, and featherweights Ross Pearson and Cub Swanson.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    UFC's main event fighters train for their upcoming bout inside the Octagon.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: St-Pierre vs. Hughes Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama; B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes; George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon.

    9:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida from UFC on FOX; Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard from UFC 136.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2 Ben Askren defends his Welterweight World Championship title against Karl Amoussou; Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala, light heavyweight quarterfinal match . From Thackerville, Okla.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 1: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the OctagonTwenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2 Ben Askren defends his Welterweight World Championship title against Karl Amoussou; Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala, light heavyweight quarterfinal match . From Thackerville, Okla.

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