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





    Sunday



    5:30 a.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.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen.

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut Gilbert Melendez
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

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


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson From Winnipeg.

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





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    6:00 a.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.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Lawler vs. Brown - Prelims
    Brian Ortega vs. Mike de la Torre; Tim Means vs. Hernani Perpetuo; Patrick Cummins vs. Kyle Kingsbury; Jorge Masvidal vs. Daron Cruickshank. From San Jose. Calif.

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

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC Rio: Jose Aldo defends his Featherweight title against undefeated Chad Mendes.

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

    4:00 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.

    7:30 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.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    9:00 p.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 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


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

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 143: Nick Diaz takes on Carlos Condit for the Interim title.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Europe Rising

    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 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Renan Barao vs. Anthony Leone Classic bantamweight and featherweight fights.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

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

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

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 143: Nick Diaz takes on Carlos Condit for the Interim title.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Donald Cerrone vs.Jim Miller

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 23, Part 2 KOTC championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M. Featuring Brent James vs. Victor Orquiz in the main event. From May 24, 2014.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 23, Part 2 KOTC championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M. Featuring Brent James vs. Victor Orquiz in the main event. From May 24, 2014.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 23, Part 1 KOTC championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M. Featuring Charlie Williams and Juan Gandar in the main event. From May 24, 2014.

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





    Sunday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    6:00 a.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.

    8:00 a.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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown; Jake Ellenberger vs.Martin Kampmann.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Renan Barao vs. Anthony Leone Classic bantamweight and featherweight fights.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Boxing
    Mercito Gesta vs. Luis Arceo, lightweight bout. Also: Jonathan Chicas vs. Emanuel Robles; Taishan Dong vs. Ronny Hale. From San Francisco.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Europe Rising

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


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • This Week’s MMA Birthdays: Jon Jones Turns 27 By: Brian Knapp

    Jon “Bones” Jones is 14-1 in the UFC. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight titleholder and pound-for-pound mainstay Jon Jones will celebrate his 27th birthday on July 19.

    A winner of 11 consecutive bouts, Jones last competed at UFC 172 in April, when he took a unanimous decision from Glover Teixeira at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore. The Jackson-Wink MMA representative has defended the 205-pound championship a record seven times, defeating Teixeira, Alexander Gustafsson, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida and Quinton Jackson. Jones has pieced together an outstanding 14-1 record since touching down in the UFC in August 2008, a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill at “The Ultimate Fighter 10” Finale the lone blemish.

    “Bones” will put the light heavyweight crown on the line at UFC 178 on Sept. 28, when he faces Gustafsson in a highly anticipated rematch in Las Vegas.

    Those in MMA celebrating a birthday during the week covering July 13-July 19:

    JULY 13

    Dave Strasser (45)
    Hidehiko Hasegawa (36)
    Jonathan Goulet (35)
    Tom Watson (32)
    Rina Tomita (30)

    JULY 14

    Kazushi Sakuraba (45)
    Mostapha Al-Turk (41)
    Falaniko Vitale (40)
    Wagnney Fabiano (39)
    Rolles Gracie (36)
    Leonard Garcia (35)
    Shane Roller (35)

    JULY 15

    Antony Rea (38)
    Matt Mitrione (36)
    Viktor Pesta (24)

    JULY 16

    Javier Vazquez (37)
    Toby Imada (36)
    Kazuhiro Nakamura (35)
    Walel Watson (30)

    JULY 17

    Alexander Otsuka (43)
    Yuki Kondo (39)
    Ricardo Arona (36)
    Mamed Khalidov (34)
    Bruno Santos (27)
    Mike Byrnes (24)

    JULY 18

    Crosley Gracie (35)
    Hatsu Hioki (31)
    Ben Askren (30)

    JULY 19

    Jeremiah Constant (40)
    Raphael Assuncao (32)
    Jon Jones (27)

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  • Top 5 Stories of the Week By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Ronda Rousey has been nominated for two ESPY Awards. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Three Ultimate Fighting Championship titlists -- Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman -- have received ESPY nominations for 2014.

    Rousey leads the way with two nominations: “Best Female Athlete” and “Best Fighter.” Jones will compete against Rousey in the “Best Fighter” category, while Weidman’s UFC 162 triumph over then middleweight champion Anderson Silva is a candidate for “Best Upset.”

    An online fan vote on ESPN.com will decide winners in 33 categories, which also include “Best Team,” Best Breakthrough Performance” and “Best Championship Performance,” among others. The ceremony takes place on July 16 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and airs on ESPN.

    Jones and Silva were nominated for “Best Fighter” in 2013, but boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. ultimately captured the honor for a fifth time. The category was changed from “Best Boxer” in 2007 to include MMA. However, a mixed martial artist has yet to win the award since the change, despite the likes of Silva, Jones, Georges St. Pierre, Lyoto Machida, Quinton Jackson and Randy Couture receiving nominations. Jones and Rousey are joined in the “Best Fighter” category by Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Andre Ward.

    Meanwhile, Rousey will go head-to-head against the WNBA’s Maya Moore, alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin and University of Connecticut basketball standout Breanna Stewart for “Best Female Athlete.”

    Weidman is matched up with a pair of men’s college basketball upsets: the University of Connecticut basketball team’s national championship triumph as a No. 7 seed and No. 14 seed Mercer’s first-round shocker against Duke in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

    The stories of interest on Sherdog.com this week:

    IN CONTENTION

    MARKET TAPPED

    DETERMINED TO DOMINATE -- AGAIN

    WORLD CLASS

    GROUND OFFENSIVE

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





    Friday



    8:00 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.

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

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140: Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Inside and outside the ring with Cain Velasquez.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    The remarkable rise of Chris Weidman.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Mana: B.J. Penn's fascinating journey.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens From San Antonio.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 164: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis From Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    11:00 p.m. ET AxsTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 344 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten are live in Los Angeles with Tiffany Van Soest and Nick Newell.

    12:00 a.m. ET AxsTV: AXS TV Fights
    Lion Fight 14 Cristiane Justino fights Jorina Baars for the women's welterweight title; Gregory Choplin meets Marco Pique; live from Las Vegas.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens From San Antonio.

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





    Thursday



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

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 11: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Zombie Semifinal slugfest.

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

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 11: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Zombie Semifinal slugfest.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Finishes Knockouts, submissions and memorable finishes in the WEC.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 243 Albuquerque hosts UFC; highlights of UFC 100; EA Sports UFC.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC From All Angles
    Inside and outside the ring with Cain Velasquez.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    Mana: B.J. Penn's fascinating journey.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 163: Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Interview with Daniel Cormier.

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Ultimate Knockouts


    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    The remarkable rise of Chris Weidman.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 11: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Zombie Semifinal slugfest.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140: Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 163: Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Shogun vs. Vera
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick. From Los Angeles. (Card subject to change)

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Finishes Knockouts, submissions and memorable finishes in the WEC.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC From All Angles
    Inside and outside the ring with Cain Velasquez.

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

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    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: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 11: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Zombie Semifinal slugfest.

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

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