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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Johnson vs. Bader - Six elite mixed martial artists from around the globe prepare body and mind for battle at UFC Fight Night.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: In the Clinch With... Matt Serra
    Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra is joined by Ariel Helwani in his Long Island hometown to discuss career highlights, unexpected detours, and his life today.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Velasquez/Allen/Evans

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader - Ali Bagautinov vs. Marcos Vinicius; Tor Troeng vs. Rafael Natal; Piotr Hallman vs. Francisco Trinaldo; Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez; Jacare Souza vs. Yushin Okami; Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader. From Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Johnson vs. Bader - Six elite mixed martial artists from around the globe prepare body and mind for battle at UFC Fight Night.

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

    6:00 p.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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC - Featuring Carlos Condit, Lyoto Machida, Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and more.

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 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.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Johnson vs. Bader - Six elite mixed martial artists from around the globe prepare body and mind for battle at UFC Fight Night.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Velasquez/Allen/Evans

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Featherweight star Conor McGregor meets Californian Chad Mendes;' Robbie Lawler defends his welterweight belt against Canadian Rory MacDonald.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Premier Boxing Champions - Undefeated Danny Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) faces former three-division champion Robert Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs). From STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

    6:00 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.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: In the Clinch With... Matt Serra
    Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra is joined by Ariel Helwani in his Long Island hometown to discuss career highlights, unexpected detours, and his life today.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Johnson vs. Bader - Six elite mixed martial artists from around the globe prepare body and mind for battle at UFC Fight Night.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold - Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida fight.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Velasquez/Allen/Evans

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

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





    Wednesday



    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts From Around The World - Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Alexander Gustafsson, Lyoto Machida, Yoel Romero, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and more.

    9:00 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz – Prelims - Luke Sanders vs. Maximo Blanco, featherweight bout; Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch, light heavyweight bout; Chris Wade vs. Mairbek Taisumov, lightweight bout; Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote, welterweight bout. From Boston. (Card subject to change)

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson, lightweight bout; Matt Mitrione vs. Travis Browne, heavyweight bout; Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis, lightweight bout; Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw, bantamweight title bout. From Boston.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Flyweights

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

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: In the Clinch With... Matt Serra
    Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra is joined by Ariel Helwani in his Long Island hometown to discuss career highlights, unexpected detours, and his life today.

    5:30 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.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz - Griffin vs. Ortiz; Kampmann vs. Alves; Varner vs. Barboza.

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

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sorts 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC - Featuring Carlos Condit, Lyoto Machida, Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and more.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - Jon Jones faces Brazilian bruiser Glover Teixeira, the most dangerous threat to his title to date. In the co-main event, Anthony Johnson returns to the Octagon against national wrestling champion Phil Davis.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Silva II From Las Vegas.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz – Prelims - Luke Sanders vs. Maximo Blanco, featherweight bout; Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch, light heavyweight bout; Chris Wade vs. Mairbek Taisumov, lightweight bout; Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote, welterweight bout. From Boston. (Card subject to change)

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson, lightweight bout; Matt Mitrione vs. Travis Browne, heavyweight bout; Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis, lightweight bout; Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw, bantamweight title bout. From Boston.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Serra-Longo Fight Team - Take a look inside the Serra-Longo Fight Team, an elite Long Island based MMA squad that's home to middleweight champion Chris Weidman and other top prospects.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Top 5 Greatest Fights
    Revisit the match-ups that made highlight reels and history in a count down of the five best bouts.

    4:00 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.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sorts 1: In the Clinch With... Matt Serra
    Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra is joined by Ariel Helwani in his Long Island hometown to discuss career highlights, unexpected detours, and his life today.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Jamal James vs. Javier Molina From Los Angeles, CA.

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Machida vs. Dollaway - Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway; Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon; Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Patrick Cummins; Elias Silverio vs. Rashid Magomedov; Erick Silva vs. Mike Rhodes; Daniel Sarafian vs. Antonio Dos Santos. From Barueri, Brazil.

    10:00 a.m. ET 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.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit - Prelims
    Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo, lightweight bout; Drew Dober vs. Scott Holtzman, lightweight bout; Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish, women's strawweight bout; Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald, bantamweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit - Prelims
    Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo, lightweight bout; Drew Dober vs. Scott Holtzman, lightweight bout; Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish, women's strawweight bout; Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald, bantamweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2015
    An extraordinary look back at 2015's best fights and biggest stories from what was another exhilarating year in the UFC.

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit - Inside the training camps of four elite fighters set to square off in Las Vegas including Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler/Nelson/Rogan - Robbie Lawler's first person account of his UFC 181 title tilt against Johny Hendricks; Roy Nelson profiles Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne's heavyweight battle; Joe Rogan discusses the UFC's most anticipated fights and fighters in 2016.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC CountdownUFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
    Inside the training camps of four elite fighters set to square off in Las Vegas including Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit - Inside the training camps of four elite fighters set to square off in Las Vegas including Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Best of 2015 & 2016 Preview

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC - Featuring Carlos Condit, Lyoto Machida, Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and more.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts From Around The World

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of UFC 2015
    An extraordinary look back at 2015's best fights and biggest stories from what was another exhilarating year in the UFC.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Top 5 Greatest Fights

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Best of 2015 & 2016 Preview

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





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Juan Dominguez vs. Yenifel Vicente From Trenton, New Jersey.

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

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida - Two title fights as middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his crown against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey will defend her title against top contender Alexis Davis.

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

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Featherweights - Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Aldo vs. McGregor

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Markos/Jury/Aldo/Weidman

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Markos/Jury/Aldo/Weidman

    9:30 p.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.

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

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





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida - Two title fights as middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his crown against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey will defend her title against top contender Alexis Davis.

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

    6:30 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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Europeans - Impressive fights featuring European athletes.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson - The UFC's first-ever Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, makes his first title defense against John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter at Bantamweight.

    10:00 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.

    12:00 p.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.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    4:30 p.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.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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 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.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bone on Bone - Two hard-hitting teammates battle it out in the third quarterfinal fight. Then, a crafty veteran from Team McGregor faces off against one of Team Faber's most dynamic fighters in the fourth and final quarterfinal matchup.

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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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