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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Fight of the Night Winners - Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva and Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Magny vs. Gastelum – Prelims : Andre Fili vs. Gabriel Benitez, featherweight bout; Scott Jorgensen vs. Alejandro Perez, bantamweight bout; Bartosz Fabinski vs. Hector Urbina, welterweight bout; Taylor Lapilus vs. Erik Perez, bantamweight bout. From Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Magny vs. Gastelum - Leandro Silva vs. Efrain Escudero, lightweight bout; Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier da Silva, flyweight bout; Diego Sanchez vs. Ricardo Lamas, featherweight bout; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny, welterweight bout. From Monterrey Arena in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Vicious head-kick knockout highlights from Anderson Silva, Anthony Pettis, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and more.

    5:30 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.

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

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

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    UFC 187 - Get an inside look at UFC 187, one of the best top-to-bottom fight cards in MMA history, featuring two world championship bouts: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title; Chris Weidman against Vitor Belfort.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn

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

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bad Reputation - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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





    Thursday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    4:00 a.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.

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

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Light Heavyweight Title Timeline - See the recent fights that crowned new 205-pound champions in one of the most talented divisions in the UFC. With Jon Jones, Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    9:00 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.

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

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





    Sunday



    3:30 a.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.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni - We bring you exciting finishes from the top-tier fighters who first made their names on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, including Rashad Evans, Diego Sanchez, Roy Nelson, Nate Diaz, and T.J. Dillashaw.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: Prelims
    KJ Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos; Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman; Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt; CB Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch. From Houston.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - The UFC's best fighters made unforgettable marks as soon as they got to the organization. See the Octagon debuts of Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, Alexander Gustafsson, Conor McGregor and more on UFC Unleashed.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts - Fastest finishes in MMA history -- knockouts that took 60 seconds or less. With Johny Hendricks, B.J. Penn, The Korean Zombie and more.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Vicious head-kick knockout highlights from Anderson Silva, Anthony Pettis, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi From the Centre, Montreal, Canada.

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