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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

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

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis - Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - First bouts of some of the UFC's top fighters.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis -Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Countdown to Mayhem '14
    Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 - Analysis of the first Mayweather-Maidana bout and a preview of the upcoming rematch.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Submissions Top submissions examined.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Countdown to Mayhem '14
    Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 - Analysis of the first Mayweather-Maidana bout and a preview of the upcoming rematch.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Luis Ortiz vs. Lateef Kayode - From the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1 Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber coach opposing teams of contestants competing for coveted UFC contracts, and the title of The Ultimate Fighter.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 2: Embrace the War Sixteen promising mixed martial artists move into The Ultimate Fighter house and join teams; one fighter receives bad news from home; two warriors face off.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 3: Old School vs. New School Teams react after Cruz picks two top fighters to face off early; Cruz trains number one pick Justin Lawrence as Faber prepares Brazilian jiu-jitsu veteran Cristiano Marcello for their clash.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 4: All the Pressure An injury in practice puts one fighter's future in doubt; Faber brings in a life coach to help the fighters be more positive; Al Iaquinta takes on Myles Jury of Team Cruz in the third preliminary fight.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 5: That Miserable Feeling Sam Sicilia must decide whether to share information with his team about best friend, Mike Chiesa; after Andy Ogle struggles in practice, Urijah Faber sits him down for a heart to heart; Dominick gets fed up with Chris Tickle's complaining.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 6: Dog With no Bark Tempers flare between Mike Rio and Justin Lawrence during sparring; the teams enjoy a relaxing Easter Sunday; Chris Tickle faces tough guy Joe Proctor in the fifth preliminary fight.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 7: Weather the Storm Cruz gives Chris Tickle an earful following his loss; the coaches get into a heated exchange; Andy Ogle has an emotional breakdown during practice; Vinc Pichel and John Cofer face off in the sixth preliminary fight.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Lion Fight 17 - Malaipet Sasiprapa fights Justin Greskiewicz; Cosmo Alexandre meets Jo Nattawut; live from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 349 UFC recap; Ron Kruck discusses Lion Fight 17.

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





    Thursday



    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Lawler vs. Brown
    Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson; Dennis Bermudez vs. Clay Guida; Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Anthony Johnson; Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown. From San Jose, Calif.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Lawler vs. Brown
    Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson; Dennis Bermudez vs. Clay Guida; Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Anthony Johnson; Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown. From San Jose, Calif.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    International Fight Week T.J. Dillashaw unlocks on the Warrior Code that made him a UFC Champion.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    International Fight Week T.J. Dillashaw unlocks on the Warrior Code that made him a UFC Champion.

    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 5: That Miserable Feeling - Sam Sicilia must decide whether to share information with his team about best friend, Michael Chiesa; after Andy Ogle struggles in practice, Urijah Faber sits him down for a heart to heart; Dominick gets fed up with Chris Tickle's complaining.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 6: Dog With no Bark - Tempers flare between Mike Rio and Justin Lawrence during sparring; the teams enjoy a relaxing Easter Sunday; Chris Tickle faces tough guy Joe Proctor in the fifth preliminary fight.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 7: Weather the Storm - Cruz gives Chris Tickle an earful following his loss; the coaches get into a heated exchange; Andy Ogle has an emotional breakdown during practice; Vinc Pichel and John Cofer face off in the sixth preliminary fight.

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





    Saturday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1 Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber coach opposing teams of contestants competing for coveted UFC contracts, and the title of The Ultimate Fighter.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia

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





    Friday



    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1 Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber coach opposing teams of contestants competing for coveted UFC contracts, and the title of The Ultimate Fighter.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Cerrone vs. Miller – Prelims Jerrod Sanders vs. Yosdenis Cedeno; Aljamain Sterling vs. Hugo Viana; Leslie Smith vs. Jessamyn Duke; Pat Healy vs. Gleison Tibau. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night- UFC: Cerrone vs. Miller
    Alex White vs. Lucas Martins; Alptekin Ozkilic John Lineker; Joe Proctor vs. Justin Salas; Leonardo Mafra vs. Rick Story; Evan Dunham vs. Edson Barboza; Jim Miller vs. Donald Cerrone. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator
    Quinton Jackson vs.Muhammed Lawal

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 347 Rice and Rutten discuss UFC Fight Night 48; Schiavello and Miletich preview Legacy FC 33 from Allen, Texas.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 33 Veteran Leonard Garcia fights undefeated Damon Jackson for the featherweight title; live from Dallas.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Mercito Gesta vs. Luis Arceo, lightweight bout. Also: Jonathan Chicas vs. Emanuel Robles; Taishan Dong vs. Ronny Hale. From San Francisco.

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





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 346 Coverage on UFC 175, the TUF 19 Finale, WSOF 11 and Lion Fight 16.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Dan Gables discusses his 1972 gold medal and coaching the Iowa Hawkeyes through nine consecutive championships.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1 Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber coach opposing teams of contestants competing for coveted UFC contracts, and the title of The Ultimate Fighter.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 2: Embrace the War Sixteen promising mixed martial artists move into The Ultimate Fighter house and join teams; one fighter receives bad news from home; two warriors face off.

    12:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2013
    Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout From April 20, 2013 in San Antonio.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 3: Old School vs. New School Teams react after Cruz picks two top fighters to face off early; Cruz trains number one pick Justin Lawrence as Faber prepares Brazilian jiu-jitsu veteran Cristiano Marcello for their clash.

    1:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2014
    Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo From March 8, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 4: All the Pressure An injury in practice puts one fighter's future in doubt; Faber brings in a life coach to help the fighters be more positive; Al Iaquinta takes on Myles Jury of Team Cruz in the third preliminary fight.

    2:00 p.m. ET CBs Sports Network: Boxing 2012
    Erislandy Lara vs. Ronald Hearns From April 20, 2012 in Biloxi, Miss.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 5: That Miserable Feeling Sam Sicilia must decide whether to share information with his team about best friend, Michael Chiesa; after Andy Ogle struggles in practice, Urijah Faber sits him down for a heart to heart; Dominick gets fed up with Chris Tickle's complaining.

    3:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2013
    Erislandy Lara vs. Alfredo Angulo Interim WBA World light middleweight title. From June 8, 2013 in Carson, Calif.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    4:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2013
    Abner Mares vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon From May 4, 2013.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Boxing
    Iron Mike Productions: Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Barthelemy Mendez takes on Barthelemy in a rematch for the IBF junior lightweight title. From Miami.

    5:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2014
    Danny Garcia vs. Mauricio Herrera Garcia takes on Herrera for the WBC/WBA junior welterweight title. From March 15, 2014 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

    6:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2013
    Francisco Vargas vs. Brandon Bennett Vacant NABF super featherweight and vacant WBO Inter-Continental super featherweight titles. From Aug. 9, 2013 in Indio, Calif.

    7:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2014
    Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo From March 8, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos 3 The last fight in the Dos Santos/Velasquez trilogy.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Fox Sports 1 on 1
    Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

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





    Saturday



    3:30 a.m. ET MavTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 326 Rutten and Rice preview UFC 169; Legacy FC 27.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Benavidez
    Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon; Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes; Michael McDonald vs. Urijah Faber; Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Sacramento, Calif. (Subject to change)

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 149: Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber - Prelims
    Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta; Tom Watson vs. Nick Catone; Danny Martinez vs. Chris Cariaso; Alan Patrick vs. John Makdessi. From Newark, N.J.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber - Prelims
    Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta; Tom Watson vs. Nick Catone; Danny Martinez vs. Chris Cariaso; Alan Patrick vs. John Makdessi. From Newark, N.J

    10:00 p.m. ET PPV: UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber
    Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem Ali Bagautinov vs. John Lineker Abel Trujillo vs. Jamie Varner.

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





    Friday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Benavidez
    Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon; Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes; Michael McDonald vs. Urijah Faber; Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Sacramento, Calif. (Subject to change)

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

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    Nick Diaz vs Takanori Gomi.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Weigh-ins
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    5:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    5:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 326 Rutten and Rice preview UFC 169; Legacy FC 27.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Legacy Fighting Championship 27
    Veteran Tim Means fights Artenas Young; Henry Cejudo meets Elias Garcia; Live from Houston.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 169: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

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

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





    Thursday



    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva

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

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: The Bible Thumper

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





    Wednesday



    7:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: The Ultimate Fighter - Challenge Yourself!
    UFC's Official Full Body Intensity Training Program -lose weight,gain strength, transform your body in just 12 weeks. Learn the same training techniques as your favorite UFC Fighters while getting in shape and releasing stress with a killer workout.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera From Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    Nick Diaz vs Takanori Gomi.

    12:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Press Conference


    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. Sportsnet 360 UFC 169 Countdown


    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: The Bible Thumper

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central


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

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