Luke Rockhold's Blogs

  • UFC 194 ‘Embedded’ Episode 1 By: Mike Fridley

    On Episode 1 of UFC 194 Embedded, Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor prepare mentally for the show.

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  • Video: UFC 194 ‘Embedded on Fox’ By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Ultimate Fighting Championship has released full video of its “Embedded on Fox” special for UFC 194.

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Faber - Levan Makashvili vs. Mark Eddiva; Yui Chul Nam vs. Phillipe Nover; Neil Magny vs. Hyun Gyu Lim; Luke Barnatt vs. Mark Munoz; Costas Philippou vs. Gegard Mousasi; Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber. From Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold - Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida fight.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson - Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson meet in UFC 144.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 183
    Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz, Prelims From Las Vegas, Nevada.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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

    9:00 p.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 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar - Featherweight title fight.

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

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  • UFC Full Fight Video: Luke Rockhold Chokes Lyoto Machida to Earn Title Shot By: Sherdog.com Staff

    UFC has released full video of the April 18 meeting between Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida which took place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

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





    Sunday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn - UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn discusses his legendary MMA career, the current state of the UFC, and life after fighting.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber - Prelims
    Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta; Tom Watson vs. Nick Catone; Danny Martinez vs. Chris Cariaso; Alan Patrick vs. John Makdessi. From Newark, N.J.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn - UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn discusses his legendary MMA career, the current state of the UFC, and life after fighting.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn - UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn discusses his legendary MMA career, the current state of the UFC, and life after fighting.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Nice and Flowy - An unexpected turn of events brings a fighter back into the competition. A European powerhouse goes head to head with a Team Faber fighter in the first quarterfinal, and two experienced fighters face off in a match of strength vs. technique.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Nice and Flowy - An unexpected turn of events brings a fighter back into the competition. A European powerhouse goes head to head with a Team Faber fighter in the first quarterfinal, and two experienced fighters face off in a match of strength vs. technique.

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





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / VanZant / Edgar - Daniel Cormier's first person account of his epic UFC 192; 21 year old strawweight sensation Paige VanZant; Frankie Edgar's live Octagonside account.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / VanZant / Edgar - Daniel Cormier's first person account of his epic UFC 192; 21 year old strawweight sensation Paige VanZant; Frankie Edgar's live Octagonside account.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold - Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Nice and Flowy

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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night UFC: Swanson vs. Stephens - Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nico Musoke; Cezar Ferreira vs. Andrew Craig; Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias; Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto; Joe Ellenberger vs. James Moontasri. From San Antonio.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - UFC superstar and lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his second title defense against hard-nosed Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood - Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm - Prelims
    Danny Martinez vs. Richie Vaculik, flyweight bout; Gian Villante vs. Anthony Perosh, light heavyweight bout; Peter Sobotta vs. Kyle Noke, welterweight bout; Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews, lightweight bout. From Melbourne, Australia.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dodson on the Brink - Flyweight John Dodson shares moments from UFC 191 fight week; Aljamain Sterling interview; Luke Rockhold discusses secrets behind his signature moves.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - UFC superstar and lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his second title defense against hard-nosed Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie - The most-feared featherweights in the world return to the Octagon when UFC Champion Jose Aldo defends his title against 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung in the main event.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson - Heavyweight legend Mark Hunt returns to Japan for a headlining clash against fellow knockout artist Roy Nelson.

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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
    Bad Reputation - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz - Henderson vs. Diaz; Swick vs. Brown; Ellengerger vs. Kampmann.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz - Henderson vs. Diaz; Swick vs. Brown; Ellenberger vs. Kampmann.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm - Prelims
    Danny Martinez vs. Richie Vaculik, flyweight bout; Gian Villante vs. Anthony Perosh, light heavyweight bout; Peter Sobotta vs. Kyle Noke, welterweight bout; Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews, lightweight bout. From Melbourne, Australia.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson - Heavyweight legend Mark Hunt returns to Japan for a headlining clash against fellow knockout artist Roy Nelson.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood - Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz - Henderson vs. Diaz; Swick vs. Brown; Ellengerger vs. Kampmann.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm - Prelims
    Danny Martinez vs. Richie Vaculik, flyweight bout; Gian Villante vs. Anthony Perosh, light heavyweight bout; Peter Sobotta vs. Kyle Noke, welterweight bout; Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews, lightweight bout. From Melbourne, Australia.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - UFC superstar and lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his second title defense against hard-nosed Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle for the welterweight championship.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dodson on the Brink - Flyweight John Dodson shares moments from UFC 191 fight week; Aljamain Sterling interview; Luke Rockhold discusses secrets behind his signature moves.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye

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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 Main Event
    Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - UFC superstar and lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his second title defense against hard-nosed Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Brown vs. Silva - Louis Smolka vs. Chris Cariaso; Ruan Potts vs. Soa Palelei; Tim Means vs. Neil Magny; Daron Cruickshank vs. Erik Koch; Lorenz Larkin vs. Costas Philippou; Erick Silva vs. Matt Brown. From Cincinnati.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dodson on the Brink - Flyweight John Dodson shares moments from UFC 191 fight week; Aljamain Sterling interview; Luke Rockhold discusses secrets behind his signature moves.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson - Heavyweight legend Mark Hunt returns to Japan for a headlining clash against fellow knockout artist Roy Nelson.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm - Prelims
    Danny Martinez vs. Richie Vaculik, flyweight bout; Gian Villante vs. Anthony Perosh, light heavyweight bout; Peter Sobotta vs. Kyle Noke, welterweight bout; Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews, lightweight bout. From Melbourne, Australia.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - UFC superstar and lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his second title defense against hard-nosed Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos.

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

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Brown vs. Silva - Louis Smolka vs. Chris Cariaso; Ruan Potts vs. Soa Palelei; Tim Means vs. Neil Magny; Daron Cruickshank vs. Erik Koch; Lorenz Larkin vs. Costas Philippou; Erick Silva vs. Matt Brown. From Cincinnati.

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

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

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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks: Prelims
    Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez; Rick Story vs. Brian Ebersole; Thales Leites vs. Ed Herman; Evan Dunham vs. Donald Cerrone. From Las Vegas.

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

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Belfort vs. Henderson - Jeremy Stephens vs. Rony Jason; Ryan LaFlare vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Brandon Thatch vs. Paul Thiago; Igor Pokrajac vs. Rafael Feijao; Daniel Sarafian vs. Cezar Ferreira; Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort. From Goiania, Brazil.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Weigh-ins
    Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary 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 Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXSTV: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 32 - Melvin Blumer vs. Leandro Higo; Chad Curry vs. Landon Vannata; Marvin Blumer vs. Bill Kamery; Benjamin Smith vs. Craig Eckelberg. From Prior Lake, Minn.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXSTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 404 - Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck discuss UFC FN 77; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down RFA 32.

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