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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 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Hatton

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. De La Hoya

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood - Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

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

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Marquez

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Pacquiao vs. Mosely

    12:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Hatton

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

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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
    Short Fuse II - For the first time ever The KOTC Women's Strawweight Title is up for grabs between top contenders Danielle Taylor and Glena Avilla find out who will be crowned the first Strawweight Champion in KOTC History.

    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Pacquiao vs. Mosely

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. De La Hoya

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Rockhold - Paige VanZant vs. Felice Herrig; Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson; Chris Camozzi vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold. From Newark, N.J.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood - Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    McGregor/Case/Cerrone/Nurmagomedov

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

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 116: Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Top 5 Greatest Fights

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    12:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Hatton

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood - Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Short Fuse I - KOTC returns to Worley, Idaho for another night of MMA action Featuring Mike Hanks going toe to toe with Jason Novelli.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    McGregor/Case/Cerrone/Nurmagomedov

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Short Fuse II - For the first time ever The KOTC Women's Strawweight Title is up for grabs between top contenders Danielle Taylor and Glena Avila find out who will be crowned the first Strawweight Champion in KOTC History.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi - Official preview show for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Quinton Jackson - Lyoto Machida vs. Quinton Jackson; Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig; Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Short Fuse I - KOTC returns to Worley, Idaho for another night of MMA action Featuring Mike Hanks going toe to toe with Jason Novelli.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    McGregor/Case/Cerrone/Nurmagomedov

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Short Fuse II - For the first time ever The KOTC Women's Strawweight Title is up for grabs between top contenders Danielle Taylor and Glena Avila find out who will be crowned the first Strawweight Champion in KOTC History.

    12:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Pacquiao vs. Mosely

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  • Mike Bohn Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    This week in “Press Row,” Jordan Breen and MMAJunkie writer Mike Bohn discuss the announcement of Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza-Chris Camozzi 2 and the state and immediate future of rematches in MMA.

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    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
    Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    6:00 p.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 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless - The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber - UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz puts his belt on the line against the last man to defeat him, Urijah Faber.

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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
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    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 Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

    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 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

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

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





    Friday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight! Joanne Calderwood faces Emily Kagan.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - On the heels of Team Pettis' second win in a row, a silly game at the house turns raunchy. Then in the third preliminary fight, 4 seed Jessica Penne of Team Pettis takes on 13 seed Lisa Ellis of Team Melendez.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions between Heather Clark and the rest of Team Melendez escalate. Urijah Faber takes over for Anthony Pettis for a few days. Then, in the fourth fight of the tournament, Team Pettis pits 1 ranked Carla Esparza against 16 ranked Angela Hill.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 5: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Coming to Get You - An injury forces a fighter out of the competition and opens the door for another; Team Melendez fighters question Heather Clark's knee injury; the rivalry between Felice Herrig and Heather Clark comes to a head.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 6: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Give It All You Have - Tecia's return to the competition angers some fighters. Then, in the sixth fight of the tournament Team Pettis pits 5th ranked Aisling Daly against 12th ranked Angela Magana for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 7: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Risk It All - Heather Clark receives shocking news. Both teams visit with members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. The seventh preliminary fight, 7th seed Rose Namajunas tries to earn the first win for Team Melendez, against 10th seed Alex Chambers.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 8: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Scrapettes - A group of Team Melendez fighters decide they want Tecia to move out of their room. At a pool party tensions between the fighters boil over. Then Team Melendez sends 8 ranked Bec Rawlings against 3 ranked Tecia Torres.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 9: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Talk to Me - Team Pettis decides opponents will not attend the same practice. One of the fighters breaks the agreement and the team disintegrates into arguing factions. Then, teammates do battle as 6 seed Felice Herrig takes on 14 seed Randa Markos.

    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.

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





    Sunday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Upsets - Three of the most unexpected, most shocking upsets in MMA championship history. With Georges St-Pierre, Matt Hughes, B.J. Penn, T.J. Dillashaw and more.

    6:00 a.m. Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    6:00 p.m. ET MAv TV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 4 - Joe Stevenson squares off against Thomas Schulte.

    7:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Aerial Assault - Part 2

    9:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 4 - Joe Stevenson squares off against Thomas Schulte.

    10:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Aerial Assault - Part 2

    12:00 a.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Aerial Assault - Part 1

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  • Video: UFC in Austin Full Fight Highlights Joseph Benavidez-Dustin Ortiz

    Watch highlights of Joseph Benavidez's dominant performance against Dustin Ortiz.

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