Gilbert Melendez's Blogs

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





    Wednesday



    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Featherweight title fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight! - Joanne Calderwood faces Emily Kagan.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - Jessica Penne and Lisa Ellis vie for a quarterfinal spot.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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





    Tuesday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Cerrone vs. Alvarez - Inside the training of Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson - Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Viewer's Discretion II - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, Wis.

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





    Friday



    5:00 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.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Swanson, Edgar, Poirier, McGregor

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

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to 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 Unleashed
    Top submissions examined.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 1103 - From Fresno, California. Doug Marshall vs. Melvin Manhoef; Rafael Carvalho vs. Brian Rogers.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 356 - Bas Rutten hosts from Los Angeles while Kenny Rice joins from Mashantucket, Ct; a breakdown of UFC Fight Night Hunt vs. Nelson.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Fedor Emelianenko - Heavyweight fighter Fedor Emelianenko discusses his career with Michael Schiavello.

    11:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Dan Gable - Dan Gables discusses his 1972 gold medal and coaching the Iowa Hawkeyes through nine consecutive championships.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

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





    Thursday



    3:30 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.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight!

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

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





    Wednesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    From the Brink of Defeat - Inside the Octagon, anything can happen and these unbelievable come-from-behind victories prove it. With Brock Lesnar, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, and more.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Swanson, Edgar, Poirier, McGregor

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

    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 Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.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.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight!

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news

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  • Video: Gilbert Melendez Rolls with Ronda Rousey By: Sherdog.com Staff



    Ronda Rousey has been out of action since defeating Alexis Davis in 16 seconds at UFC 175 due to a knuckle and knee injury.

    According to the video via MiddleEasy.com above, it seems as if the UFC bantamweight champion is in good enough health to roll with “The Ultimate Fighter 20” coach Gilbert Melendez.

    Who gets the better of the exchange?

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





    Tuesday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Aldo vs. Mendes - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs Jim Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Viewer's Discretion II - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, Wis.

    9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360:UFC Ultimate Submissions

    10:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Viewer's Discretion II - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, Wis.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the CageViewer's
    Discretion - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Keshena, Wis.

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





    Saturday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lewis; Ultimate Fighter 20; Lauzon Breakdown; Zingano - Derrick Lewis' improbable turnaround; Ultimate Fighter tryouts; Joe Lauzon's submission skills; Cat Zingano's fighting spirit.

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

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - First bouts of some of the UFC's top fighters.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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 Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi - From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Aldo vs. Mendes - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs Jim Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - First bouts of some of the UFC's top fighters.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lewis; Ultimate Fighter 20; Lauzon Breakdown; Zingano - Derrick Lewis' improbable turnaround; Ultimate Fighter tryouts; Joe Lauzon's submission skills; Cat Zingano's fighting spirit.

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





    Friday



    6:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Weigh-In Live: Mayweather vs. Maidana II

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - First bouts of some of the UFC's top fighters.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus Wanderlei Silva
    Michael 'The Voice' Schiavello interviews Wanderlei Silva; discusses his rise through MMA, origins of the wrist-roll and rumors of plastic surgery.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    9:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: All Access
    Mayweather vs. Maidana II, Episode 3

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 355 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten break down UFC FN: Silva vs. Arlovski II; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello preview RFA 18; an interview with Anthony Marnell.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 1102

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Fights Resurrection Fighting Alliance 18
    Matt Manzanares fights Alexandre Pantoja; Ulysses Gomez meets Abel Cullum; live from Albuquerque, N.M.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2014: Marcos Rene Maidana vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
    Marcos Rene Maidana takes on Floyd Mayweather, Jr. From May 3, 2014.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing 2013: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez
    Mayweather takes on Alvarez for the WBC light middleweight and WBA Super World light middleweight titles. From Sept. 14, 2013 in Las Vegas.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lewis; Ultimate Fighter 20; Lauzon Breakdown; Zingano - Derrick Lewis' improbable turnaround; Ultimate Fighter tryouts; Joe Lauzon's submission skills; Cat Zingano's fighting spirit.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick - Featuring Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick and Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller.

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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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