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



    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez Heavyweight Cain Velasquez versus Minotauro Nogueira; welterweights Matt Serra and Frank Trigg.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cub Swanson shares his inspiring story of perseverance; Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez full blast; Bruce Buffer reflects on a career; behind the scenes with the Octagon girls.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 135: Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson and Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The best of Pride's Japanese hometown stars.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 6: All Your Might Joe Lauzon vs. Brian Geraghty, followed by Rob Emerson vs. Corey Hill.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez Heavyweight Cain Velasquez versus Minotauro Nogueira; welterweights Matt Serra and Frank Trigg.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
    Joao Zeferino vs. Rafael Natal; Evan Dunham vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Chris Camozzi vs. Jacare Souza; Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold. From Santa Catarina, Brazil.

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



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Countdown
    UFC 160 Countdown Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Countdown
    UFC 160 Countdown Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    From Iceland emerges Gunnar Nelson; Phil Davis entertains; Alan Belcher's jiu-jitsu skill; visit the Tristar Dorms.

    6:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    FOX 7 Fight Flashback Ultimate Fighter upset winner Kelvin Gastelum in studio.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 133

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 135

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva
    Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva; Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron; John Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga; Josh Neer vs. Justin Edwards. From Minneapolis.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview for UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 135

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 135: Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson and Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night


    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 75 Heavyweight Cain Velasquez versus Minotauro Nogueira; welterweights Matt Serra and Frank Trigg.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown
    UFC 160 Countdown Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Countdown
    UFC 160 Countdown Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 6: All Your Might

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



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    4:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    4:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    The Gracie brothers break down Georges St.Pierre's historic arm bar; the greatest UFC Feuds; Carlos Condit remains committed to his title aspirations; the Strikeforce newcomers.

    6:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Hendricks on the Brink Johny Hendricks all-access account of his UFC 158; Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his home; Cain Velasquez's Harley Davidson photo shoot.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best Of Sonnen Chael Sonnen all-access account of his UFC on FOX; the greatest trash talker of them all; Sonnen mic'd up for his real time reaction to the legendary fight between Mauricio Rua and Dan Henderson.

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 124

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Prelims
    Cody Donovan vs. Nick Penner; Mike Wilkinson vs. Brendan Loughnane; Manuel Rodriguez vs. Benny Alloway; Seth Baczynski vs. Mike Pierce; Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac; Yaotzin Meza vs. Chad Mendes. From Queensland, Australia. (Card subject to change)

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 1: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the Octagon Twenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    1:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 3: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Embrace the Suffering A fighter responds after being called out; coach Sonnen gives advice to a fighter lacking confidence; coach Jones bonds with his team during a house visit; two fighters deliver explosive action.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 4: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Sign of Disrespect Both teams face off in a spontaneous rap battle at the house; a prank ignites smack talk that carries over to the weigh-in; two fighters face off in the third preliminary fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 5: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Reflection of Perfection Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his days as a boxer; coach Jones wonders if a competitor is ready to fight; two fighters meet for the fourth preliminary fight.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 6: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Path to Greatness A fighter's attitude ignites a blowup at the house; the fighters battle it out in a night of bowling; two fighters meet in the octagon for the fifth preliminary fight.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 7: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: His Fist on My FaceThe guys get a night out at Hooters; a fighter's recurring leg pain lands him in the hospital; two fighters square off in the sixth preliminary fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 8: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Bag of Tools Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen compete in a unique and difficult coaches challenge; Dana forces the coaches to decide on the wildcard matchup.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 9: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Wild Card A fighter calls out a competitor to fight in the next round; the teams unite for a Thanksgiving feast; two preliminary losers battle for a chance to get back in the competition; Dana reveals the quarterfinal match-ups.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 10: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Quarterfinals Begin A fighter gets a surprise visit from world champion Ronda Rousey; two fighters face off trying to secure a spot in the final four.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 11: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Vicious Josh Samman faces the aggressive takedowns of Jimmy Quinlan in the third quarterfinal fight; Bubba McDaniel worries that his body may not be up to the challenge of taking on Uriah Hall; Dana reveals the semifinal match-ups.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 12: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Semis Both coaches join the semifinalists on a visit to the Harley-Davidson showroom; the final four do battle.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St.Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

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



    Thursday



    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St. Pierre, GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    All-access look inside the Tristar Gym in Montreal where current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St. Pierre trains.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva.

    9:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Matt Hughes
    An in-depth look into the Hall of Fame career of former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 6 Featherweight Tournament Final: Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Rad Martinez. Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton. From West Valley City, Utah.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 5: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Reflection of Perfection Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his days as a boxer; coach Jones wonders if a competitor is ready to fight; two fighters meet for the fourth preliminary fight.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific:UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

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



    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    A preview of all the official news, views, and action for FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs Michael Bisping.

    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Vitor Belfort gained a 2nd one in the Blackzilians; Urijah Faber celebrates Christmas; Joe Rogan riffs on the upcoming season; Anthony Pettis watches Octagonside.

    4:00 a.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 275 A preview of the Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping match; Ben Rothwell.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller Prelims
    From Nashville, Tenn.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Vitor Belfort gained a 2nd one in the Blackzilians; Urijah Faber celebrates Christmas; Joe Rogan riffs on the upcoming season; Anthony Pettis watches Octagonside.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 145: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter
    A former Georgia police officer who became a UFC icon, and found fame as a professional athlete when he was just looking for a fight.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    A preview of all the official news, views, and action for FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs Michael Bisping.

    4:30 PM ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping Weigh-In
    Weigh-ins From Brazil.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping Prelims
    Ildemar Alcantara vs. Wagner Prado; Pedro Nobre vs. Yuri Alcantara; Lucas Martins vs. Edson Barboza; Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes; Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes; Milton Vieira vs. Godofredo Pepey. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Preliminary Fights
    Ildemar Alcantara vs. Wagner Prado; Pedro Nobre vs. Yuri Alcantara; Lucas Martins vs. Edson Barboza; Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes; Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes; Milton Vieira vs. Godofredo Pepey. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Preliminary Fights
    Ildemar Alcantara vs. Wagner Prado; Pedro Nobre vs. Yuri Alcantara; Lucas Martins vs. Edson Barboza; Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes; Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes; Milton Vieira vs. Godofredo Pepey. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Preliminary Fights
    Ildemar Alcantara vs. Wagner Prado; Pedro Nobre vs. Yuri Alcantara; Lucas Martins vs. Edson Barboza; Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes; Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes; Milton Vieira vs. Godofredo Pepey. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Preliminary Fights
    Ildemar Alcantara vs. Wagner Prado; Pedro Nobre vs. Yuri Alcantara; Lucas Martins vs. Edson Barboza; Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes; Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes; Milton Vieira vs. Godofredo Pepey. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet East : UFC Preliminary Fights
    Ildemar Alcantara vs. Wagner Prado; Pedro Nobre vs. Yuri Alcantara; Lucas Martins vs. Edson Barboza; Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes; Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes; Milton Vieira vs. Godofredo Pepey. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Live Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; c vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Live Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Live Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Live Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    9:00 p.m. ET FX: UFC on FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show UFC: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Postfight show for FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs Michael Bisping, featuring Jay Glazer and top MMA analysts recapping the middleweight battle.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show UFC: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Postfight show for FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs Michael Bisping, featuring Jay Glazer and top MMA analysts recapping the middleweight battle.

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



    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    Inside Tristar Gym Live All-access look inside the Tristar Gym in Montreal where current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St. Pierre trains.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua; Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn; Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick. From Seattle.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua; Rory MacDonald vs. BJ Penn; Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick. From Seattle.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The greatest knockouts in pride history.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends II Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 274 Breaking down 'Strikeforce: Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine'; the weigh-ins in Oklahoma City.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: The Best Knockouts of 2012
    Highlights from the year.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Analysts FUEL TV's expert panel of analysts, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian and Brian Stann sit down with Jay Glazer.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    10:30 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    11:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Michael Bisping.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 274 Breaking down 'Strikeforce: Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine'; the weigh-ins in Oklahoma City.

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



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Answers
    UFC fighters' takes on topics from the hard-hitting to the totally random.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC
    Ultimate Submissions 2

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Alexander Gustafsson's San Diego training; Joe Lauzon's signature moves; Arianny Celeste poses.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Flashback Seattle; Heavyweights Collide Experience UFC on FOX 5 from a new perspective; The comeback of Cain Velasquez; Randy Couture analyzes the Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez championship fight.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Mark Munoz and welterweight Jake Ellenberger.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann Prelims
    The next generation of UFC stars in a night of unforgettable action.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest fights in Pride history.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Mana From Neil Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu,HI.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 147: Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin II Highlights of UFC 147 in Brazil.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 7
    A historic collection of match ups.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 6
    Great knockouts including an epic battle between Randy Velarde and Tim Conrad.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Mana From Neil Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu,HI.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 6
    Great knockouts including an epic battle between Randy Velarde and Tim Conrad.

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



    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight'12 Review; '13 Preview
    Relive the year's best moments in UFC; look ahead to UFC in 2013, with a preview of what's in store.

    3:00 a.m. ET AXS: Fights
    The Best of 2012 Highlights from the year's fights.

    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Flashback Seattle; Heavyweights Collide Experience UFC on FOX 5 from a new perspective; The comeback of Cain Velasquez; Randy Couture analyzes the Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez championship fight.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter
    A former Georgia police officer who became a UFC icon, and found fame as a professional athlete when he was just looking for a fight.

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: The Moves
    Learn the secret moves of the best fighters in the world.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: The Fundamentals
    Fighters Kenny Florian and Rashad Evans teach you the fundamentals of watching the UFC.

    8:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    Inside Tristar Gym Live All-access look inside the Tristar Gym in Montreal where current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St. Pierre trains.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Matt Hughes
    An in-depth look into the Hall of Fame career of former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Mark Munoz and welterweight Jake Ellenberger.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Michael Bisping.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Rashad Evans Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

    12:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: In the Moment
    The Rise of Jon Jones An all-access look at the rise of Jon Jones, as he trains, fights, travels, and works.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Champion's Roundtable With Jay Glazer
    Jay Glazer chats all things UFC.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter Trivia The toughest men on the planet answer questions ranging from mixed martial arts trivia to pop culture.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighters cut Rashad Evans gives you an inside look at his biggest fights.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter
    A former Georgia police officer who became a UFC icon, and found fame as a professional athlete when he was just looking for a fight.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    The Blackzilians Go behind the scenes with the Blackzilians, Rashad Evans's elite Florida team.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends II Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    2012 Best Of Kenny, Bas and Ron discuss highlights from the year.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unrestricted
    An unprecedented and exclusive look deep inside the tense 36 hours leading up to UFC 148.

    9:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: In the Moment
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  • UFC 109 Post-Mortem: Falling Hammer, Sonnen, More By: Jake Rossen



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    A fighter with indomitable will to succeed is a powerful thing. Leading into his UFC 109 bout with Randy Couture, Mark Coleman was exemplifying the kind of grit and attrition that had marked some of the bigger milestones in his career. If you didn’t expect him to win, you had to at least expect a fight.

    His supporters got sobered up quickly. From bell one on Saturday, Coleman had no answers for a man several months older than himself: Couture beat him to the punch, time and again, worked him over in a clinch, and finally locked in a choke. It was a match between a wrestler-turned-MMA-fighter and a wrestler who fights in MMA. A marked difference.

    Aided by Coleman’s frozen offense, Couture produced the kind of footage that will probably help propel him into an umpteenth title bid. And why not? There are few stories as enduring as Couture’s ability to remain a highly capable underdog. The suspense is leaking out, but Couture against Lyoto Machida is a big business fight. And the UFC is all business.

    For purists, the real main event came 20 minutes prior when Chael Sonnen had the best -- and unlikeliest -- performance of his career, battering Nate Marquardt from inside Marquardt’s guard for 15 solid minutes. Sonnen has all the wrestling ability in the world, but was never able to put a complete game together for any consistent success. Now 3-1 in the UFC’s middleweight division, he could find himself up against Anderson Silva next. It may not be the reward he was expecting.

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  • Serra & Trigg Discuss Trash Talk By: Mike Sloan





    Frank Trigg says his prefight banter with UFC 109 opponent Matt Serra was just intended to build the fight. Serra is less certain about the words they exchanged.

    Soundtrack courtesy of Odin Smith.

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