Gilbert Melendez's Blogs

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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain

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

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Condit vs. Kampmann II - Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares; Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez; Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon; Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann. From Indianapolis.

    9:00 a.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.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Top 10

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

    11:30 p.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.

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    The Best of Anthony Pettis - The best fights of Anthony Pettis' career, from the famous 'Showtime' kick to winning the UFC lightweight title.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    Anthony Pettis Showtime

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    6:30 a.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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Anthony Pettis Showtime - Anthony Pettis prepares for his championship bout.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Best of Anthony Pettis - The best fights of Anthony Pettis' career, from the famous 'Showtime' kick to winning the UFC lightweight title.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Maia vs. LaFlare - Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey; Alex Oliveira vs. Gilbert Burns; Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes; Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos; Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva; Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare. From Rio de Janeiro.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Best of Anthony Pettis - The best fights of Anthony Pettis' career, from the famous 'Showtime' kick to winning the UFC lightweight title.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless - The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov - Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC title for the fourth time against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Woodley/ Hendricks/ Condit/ MacDonald - Tyron Woodley's tough path to becoming a UFC star; Johny Hendricks learns about his Native American heritage; Carlos Condit tours one of MMA's greatest fight towns; Rory MacDonald reveals the warrior code he lives by.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

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

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

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov – Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC title for the fourth time against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Fighting Spirit - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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





    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 185: Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos

    4:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 377 - Bas Rutten, Ron Kruck and Kenny Rice breakdown UFC 185; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss CES MMA 28; plus UFC lightweight Ross Pearson.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Alistair Overeem - Michael Schiavello and Alistair Overeem discuss steroid allegations and an appetite for horse meat.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez - Sanchez vs. Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cejudo/Pettis/Esparza/Velasquez - Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo's; Milwaukee Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis; inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight champ Carla Esparza; Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez watches his teammate Daniel Cormier collide with Jon Jones.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 185: Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Condit - UFC 143 Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit; UFC 142 Rousimar Palharesand and Mike Massenzio; Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - Lightweight champion Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis takes on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Women's strawweight champ Carla Esparza defends her title for the first time against Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk. And Johny Hendricks meets Matt Brown.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 185: Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos

    1:00 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.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cejudo/Pettis/Esparza/Velasquez - Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo's; Milwaukee Lightweight champion Anthony 'Showtime Pettis; inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight champ Carla Esparza; Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez watches his teammate Daniel Cormier collide with Jon Jones.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 185: Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos

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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - Prelims
    Ruan Potts vs. Derrick Lewis; Tim Means vs. Dhiego Lima; Roman Salazar vs. Kid Yamamoto; Roan Carneiro vs. Mark Munoz. From Los Angeles.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Pettis vs. Melendez - With Rafael dos Anjos, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Alistair Overeem, Roy Nelson, Minotauro Nogueira and more.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Pettis vs. Melendez - Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez offer unfiltered access to their lightweight championship at UFC 181; Ben Saunders' omoplata submission analyzed in Gracie Breakdown; former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks unlocks his warrior code.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Resurrection Figthing Alliance 24: Smith vs. Romero
    Benjamin Smith vs. Indalecio Tat Romero. From Prior Lake, Minn.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Juan Luis Hernandez - From Los Angeles, Calif.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Pettis vs. Melendez - With Rafael dos Anjos, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Alistair Overeem, Roy Nelson, Minotauro Nogueira and more.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 376 - Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck break down UFC 185; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss RFA 24.

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





    Thursday



    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Pettis vs. Melendez - Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez offer unfiltered access to their lightweight championship at UFC 181; Ben Saunders' omoplata submission analyzed in Gracie Breakdown; former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks unlocks his warrior code.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2 - Two titles are on the line at UFC 169. In the main event, now-undisputed bantamweight king Renan Barao faces the former WEC champion Urijah Faber. In the co-main event, featherweight Jose Aldo gets his toughest test in the form of Ricardo Lamas.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Pettis vs. Melendez - With Rafael dos Anjos, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Alistair Overeem, Roy Nelson, Minotauro Nogueira and more.

    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 Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Pettis vs. Melendez - Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez offer unfiltered access to their lightweight championship at UFC 181; Ben Saunders' omoplata submission analyzed in Gracie Breakdown; former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks unlocks his warrior code.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Fisticuffs - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from San Manuel Casino.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar - Featherweight title fight.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones aims to defend his title for a record-breaking seventh time against Brazilian heavy-hitter Glover Teixeira. Go inside the training camps of both men, then re-visit the Octagon's Baltimore debut.

    9:00 a.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.

    10:00 a.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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - Prelims
    Ruan Potts vs. Derrick Lewis; Tim Means vs. Dhiego Lima; Roman Salazar vs. Kid Yamamoto; Roan Carneiro vs. Mark Munoz. From Los Angeles.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Pettis vs. Melendez - Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez offer unfiltered access to their lightweight championship at UFC 181; Ben Saunders' Omoplata submission analyzed in Gracie Breakdown; former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks unlocks his warrior code.

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





    Tuesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Headhunter - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from The Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minn. The main event features Sam Cleavland vs. Jeff Feiock.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: World MMA Awards
    The Seventh Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. MMA's leading athletes, executives and personalities will celebrate the greatest moments and achievements in mixed martial arts from 2014.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - Jon Jones faces Brazilian bruiser Glover Teixeira, the most dangerous threat to his title to date. In the co-main event, Anthony Johnson returns to the Octagon against national wrestling champion Phil Davis.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Sanchez vs. Melendez - Sanchez vs. Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Thatch/Sterling/Zingano - Brandon Thatch has aided Aljamain Sterling and taps into his potential. Analyze the value of a world title shot and Cat Zingano unlocks her 'warrior code'.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Team Alpha Male - Great fights from Team Alpha Male.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Thatch/Sterling/Zingano - Brandon Thatch has aided Aljamain Sterling and taps into his potential. Analyze the value of a world title shot and Cat Zingano unlocks her 'warrior code'.

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

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

    9:00 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.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 13 Episode 6: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos: Mean Streak - Injuries on Team Lesnar put two fighters in jeopardy; Dos Santos must make a drastic decision; preliminary fights and wild card announcement.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: World MMA Awards
    The Seventh Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. MMA's leading athletes, executives and personalities will celebrate the greatest moments and achievements in mixed martial arts from 2014.

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





    Tuesday



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

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz – Prelims - Sara McMann vs. Miesha Tate; Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman; John Lineker vs. Ian McCall; Tom Watson vs. Rafael Natal. From Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson – Prelims - Konstantin Erokhin vs. Viktor Pesta; Anthony Christodoulou vs. Mairbek Taisumov; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Nikita Krylov; Makwan Amirkhani vs. Andy Ogle; Sultan Aliev vs. Kenny Robertson; Albert Tumenov vs. Nico Musoke. From Stockholm, Sweden.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz, Prelims
    From Las Vegas, Nevada.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Diaz; Melendez; Dos Anjos; Rousey - Joe Rogan ranks the most memorable moments from Nick Diaz's career; Gilbert Melendez gives insight into life inside MMA's most guarded team, the Skrap Pack; Rafael dos Anjos prepares for his bout at UFC 185; Ronda Rousey reveals her warrior code.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    1:30 p.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.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Knockouts - Kenda Perez presents head kicks and flying-fist finishes with Anthony Pettis, Jamie Varnier, Mike Brown and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rebellion - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Lake of the Torches, Lac Du Flambeau, Wis.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson – Prelims - Konstantin Erokhin vs. Viktor Pesta; Anthony Christodoulou vs. Mairbek Taisumov; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Nikita Krylov; Makwan Amirkhani vs. Andy Ogle; Sultan Aliev vs. Kenny Robertson; Albert Tumenov vs. Nico Musoke. From Stockholm, Sweden.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight NightUFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson
    Alexander Gustafsson will risk his No. 1 light heavyweight position when he takes on Anthony Johnson at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rebellion - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Lake of the Torches, Lac Du Flambeau, Wis.

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





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Rising
    Conor McGregor - Irishman, Conor McGregor. While his attitude makes the world take notice, explore how he backs it up, breaking down his best performances in The Film Room and his overwhelming athleticism in The Lab.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Diaz; Melendez; Dos Anjos; Rousey - Joe Rogan ranks the most memorable moments from Nick Diaz's career; Gilbert Melendez gives insight into life inside MMA's most guarded team, the Skrap Pack; Rafael dos Anjos prepares for his bout at UFC 185; Ronda Rousey reveals her warrior code.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen - Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against his biggest rival, Chael Sonnen; Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin, Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado, and Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

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

    3:00 p.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.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar - Anderson Silva, moves up in weight to challenge Stephan Bonnar. Plus, Alistair Overeem vs Antonio Bigfoot Silva and T.J. Grant vs. Evan Dunham.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz From Las Vegas.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Sam Sicilia vs. Akira Corassani; Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis; Gegard Mousasi vs. Dan Henderson; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson. From Stockholm, Sweden.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights Ces MMA XXVII
    Chuck O'Neil fights Emmanual Walo for the welterweight title; Julian Lane meets Lucas Cruz for the lightweight title; live from Lincoln, R. I.

    11:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Mike Tyson's Countdown
    Glory Heavyweight World Championship- Retired professional boxer Mike Tyson makes his debut as Glory Kickboxing analyst and host; exploring the rivalry between Rico Verhoeven and Errol Zimmerman.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Alexander Gustafsson will risk his No. 1 light heavyweight position when he takes on Anthony Johnson at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 371 - Bas Rutten, Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck discuss UFC 183; guests Vitor Belfort, Randy and Ryan Couture.

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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Fighting Spirit MMA
    Compilations of international MMA fights from ONE FC, UCMMA, KSW, WFC, FFC, BAMMA, EFC Africa and more.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 63
    December 31, 2013. Features Stevie Ray vs. Ivan Buchinger for the lightweight title, plus Jim Alers vs. Graham Turner for the featherweight title from Dublin, Ireland.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Fight News Now: MMA Edition
    Fight Network's staple news program covering all things mixed martial arts with the latest news, features, interviews and previews.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fight Network: Ultimate Challenge MMA 30: Towler vs. Lake
    October 6, 2012. Features Darren Towler vs. Dayman Lake from The Troxy in London, U.K.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar - Anderson Silva, moves up in weight to challenge Stephan Bonnar. Plus, Alistair Overeem vs Antonio Bigfoot Silva and TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen - Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against his biggest rival, Chael Sonnen; Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin, Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado, and Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Championship Fighting Alliance
    Professional mixed martial arts from Florida featuring the likes of Josh Sampo, Mike Kyle, John Howard, Sean McCorkle, Luis Palomino and more.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Enfusion Season 3
    Fighters from 18 different countries compete in the 85kg MAX category in Ohrid, Macedonia as they live and train together in their quest for a kickboxing title.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Diaz; Melendez; Dos Anjos; Rousey - Joe Rogan ranks the most memorable moments from Nick Diaz's career; Gilbert Melendez gives insight into life inside MMA's most guarded team, the Skrap Pack; Rafael dos Anjos prepares for his bout at UFC 185; Ronda Rousey reveals her warrior code.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Fight News Now: MMA Edition
    Fight Network's staple news program covering all things mixed martial arts with the latest news, features, interviews and previews.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Greg Cohen Boxing: Rainone vs. McNickles
    November 13, 2014. Features Tommy Rainone vs. Carl McNickles, Jarrell Miller vs. Rodricka Ray and Dennis Hogan vs. Jose Miguel Berrio from Westbury, N.Y

    6:30 p.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.

    8:00 p.m. ET UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Diaz; Melendez; Dos Anjos; Rousey - Joe Rogan ranks the most memorable moments from Nick Diaz's career; Gilbert Melendez gives insight into life inside MMA's most guarded team, the Skrap Pack; Rafael dos Anjos prepares for his bout at UFC 185; Ronda Rousey reveals her warrior code.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Hunt vs. Bigfoot - Bethe Correia vs. Julie Kedzie; Clint Hester vs. Dylan Andrews; Soa Palelei vs. Pat Barry; Anthony Perosh vs. Ryan Bader; James Te Huna vs. Mauricio Rua; Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt. From Brisbane, Australia.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Pancrase Classics
    Classic pioneering mixed martial arts battles featuring Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Nate Marquardt, Chael Sonnen and more.

    Read more
<h2>Fight Finder</h2>
Around The Web