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





    Wednesday



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

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - Lightweight champion Anthony 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.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Condit - UFC 143 Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit; UFC 142 Rousimar Palhares and and Mike Massenzio; Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - Lightweight champion Anthony 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.

    8:00 a.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.

    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 Reloaded
    UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis - World lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends his title against the last man to defeat him, Anthony Pettis.

    12:00 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.

    1:00 p.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.

    1:30 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.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - Lightweight champion Anthony 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.

    6:00 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.

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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: 374 - Kenny Rice and Urijah Faber report live from Sacramento, Calif.; Phil Davis and Bas Rutten are in Los Angeles; guests Lance Palmer, Cody Garbradnt and Chad Mendes.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Bas Rutten - Pancrase and UFC champion Bas Rutten discusses his fights, Hollywood and 'El Guapo'.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - 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.

    3:00 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

    7:00 p.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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - 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.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Henderson vs. Thatch - Chris Kelades vs. Ray Borg; Kevin Lee vs. Michel Prazeres; Patrick Walsh vs. Daniel Kelly; Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Neil Magny; Cole Miller vs. Max Holloway; Brandon Thatch vs. Benson Henderson. From Broomfield, Colo.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - 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.

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

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Henderson vs. Thatch - Chris Kelades vs. Ray Borg; Kevin Lee vs. Michel Prazeres; Patrick Walsh vs. Daniel Kelly; Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Neil Magny; Cole Miller vs. Max Holloway; Brandon Thatch vs. Benson Henderson. From Broomfield, Colo.

    6:00 p.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.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Duke City - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M.

    10:00 p.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.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Duke City - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Saturday



    3:00 a.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.

    3:00 a.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.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz prepare to return to the Octagon. Go behind the scenes as 'The Spider' works his way back and Diaz re-enters the spotlight. Tyron Woodley trains to face Kelvin Gastelum and lightweights Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz prepare to return to the Octagon. Go behind the scenes as 'The Spider' works his way back and Diaz re-enters the spotlight. Tyron Woodley trains to face Kelvin Gastelum and lightweights Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    12:00 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.

    1:00 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.

    1:30 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.

    2:00 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.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rising Stars - See the wild finishes that put up-and-coming fighters on the fast-track to becoming big stars. With Conor McGregor, Cat Zingano, Myles Jury, and more.

    5:00 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.

    5:30 p.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.

    6:00 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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz From Las Vegas.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    5:00 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.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Rumble in the Cage 50
    October 18, 2014. Features Brandt Dewsberry vs. Tyler O'Brien and Derek Boyle vs. Shawn Fitzsimmons from Lethbridge, AB

    5:30 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.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fight Network: Rumble in the Cage 50
    October 18, 2014. Features Brandt Dewsberry vs. Tyler O'Brien and Derek Boyle vs. Shawn Fitzsimmons from Lethbridge, AB

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    12:00 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.

    12:30 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.

    1:00 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.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Prelims
    Jose Aldo takes on Chad Mendes in the title fight. Also: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Rage, Best of
    Features classic fights from the U.K.-based Cage Rage organization with Anderson Silva, Antonio Silva, Vitor Belfort, Paul Daley and more.

    4:00 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.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Fighting Spirit MMA
    Compilations of international MMA fights from ONE FC, UCMMA, KSW, WFC, FFC, BAMMA, EFC Africa and more.

    6:00 p.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 p.m. ET Fight Network: MMA Meltdown with Gabriel Morency
    MMA talk radio show with the hottest guests in the industry hosted by Gabriel Morency.

    9:00 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.

    10:30 p.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 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 13 Episode 4: A Bad Dream - The other fighters question Ramsey's toughness; UFC Welterweight legend Matt Hughes visits.

    11:00 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.

    11:30 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.

    12:00 a.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.

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





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts - Devasting knockouts.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rare and Unusual Knockouts - Flying knees, spinning kicks and backfists are just a few of the methods used to end fights in this episode of UFC Ultimate Knockouts. Featuring Carlos Condit, Travis Browne, Dennis Siver, Renan Barao and more.

    9:30 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.

    10:00 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.

    11:00 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.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts - Featuring Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez and more.

    12:00 a.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.

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





    Wednesday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 180; Cormier; Jones - Review of the historic UFC 180; Daniel Cormier discusses his grudge match with Jon Jones; in 'The Takedown' Jon Jones gives his credentials as the greatest of all-time.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - 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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic - The training regimens of six of the UFC's most dedicated and diverse athletes.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 180; Cormier; Jones Review of the historic UFC 180; Daniel Cormier discusses his grudge match with Jon Jones; in 'The Takedown' Jon Jones gives his credentials as the greatest of all-time.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 10: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Fighting for Themselves - Aisling Daly gets a surprise visit from Conor McGregor. The fighters visit Harley Davidson boot camp. Then, in the second quarterfinal, 5 ranked Aisling Daly takes on 4 ranked Jessica Penne with the winner advancing to the semi-final.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 11: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Best Job in the World - In a special two-fight episode, 3 seed Tecia Torres faces top seed Carla Esparza in the third quarterfinal fight. Then 7 seed Rose Namajunas takes on 2 seed Joanne Calderwood for the last spot in the semifinals.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Fights

    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.

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

    9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 12: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: It's About to Get Real - Jessica Penne looks to put personal feelings aside as she takes on top seed and close friend Carla Esparza. Then, 14 seed Randa Markos tries for her third straight upset victory, as she faces 7 seed Rose Namajunas of Team Melendez.

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





    Tuesday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    WEC's Final Event - Take a look back at WEC 53 for two memorable lightweight fights: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic The training regimens of six of the UFC's most dedicated and diverse athletes.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem - Relive UFC 141, Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    The best collection of knockouts ever caught on camera from the biggest stars in MMA today.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnum Force: Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic - The training regimens of six of the UFC's most dedicated and diverse athletes.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Dominick Cruz takes us on his emotional journey back to the octagon after three devastating injuries.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 180; Cormier; Jones - Review of the historic UFC 180; Daniel Cormier discusses his grudge match with Jon Jones; in 'The Takedown' Jon Jones gives his credentials as the greatest of all-time.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    The best collection of knockouts ever caught on camera from the biggest stars in MMA today.

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

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnum Force: Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnum Force: Part 1 - From Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minn.

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