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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Rocky Juarez vs. Robinson Castellanos - WBC Silver Featherweight champion Rocky Juarez defends his title against top contender Robinson Castellanos in the 12-round main event. Also: KeAndre Gibson vs. Nelson Lara, welterweights. From San Antonio.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar - UFC Middleweight Champion and pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva moves up to the Light Heavyweight division to challenge Stephan Bonnar.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Prelims
    Jose Aldo takes on Chad Mendes in the title fight. Also: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Hunt vs. Bigfoot - Bethe Correia vs. Julie Kedzie; Clint Hester vs. Dylan Andrews; Soa Palelei vs. Pat Barry; Anthony Perosh vs. Ryan Bader; James Te Huna vs. Mauricio Rua; Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt. From Brisbane, Australia.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 - The last fight in the Dos Santos/Velasquez trilogy.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Hunt vs. Bigfoot - Bethe Correia vs. Julie Kedzie; Clint Hester vs. Dylan Andrews; Soa Palelei vs. Pat Barry; Anthony Perosh vs. Ryan Bader; James Te Huna vs. Mauricio Rua; Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt. From Brisbane, Australia.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz – B.J. Penn welcomed Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz back into the octagon. Go to training camps and the fight.

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





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Journey Fight Series 11
    November 1, 2014. Features Derek Jolivette vs. Jake Mackenzie for the vacant Canadian Muay Thai title from Calgary, AB.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fight Network: Journey Fight Series 11
    November 1, 2014. Features Derek Jolivette vs. Jake Mackenzie for the vacant Canadian Muay Thai title from Calgary, AB.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Rage, Best of
    Features classic fights from the U.K.-based Cage Rage organization with Anderson Silva, Antonio Silva, Vitor Belfort, Paul Daley and more.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Fighting Spirit MMA
    Compilations of international MMA fights from ONE FC, UCMMA, KSW, WFC, FFC, BAMMA, EFC Africa and more.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 62
    December 7, 2013. Features Curt Warburton vs. Wesley Murch from Newcastle, U.K.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson - Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Rua vs. Henderson - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Shogun Rua vs Dan Henderson, Alexander Gustafsson vs Vladimir Matyushenko, and Rogerio Nogueira vs Tito Ortiz.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 13 Episode 3: Chicken Salad - A post-fight comment by Brock offends his team; third Prelim fight.

    11:00 p.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.

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





    Tuesday



    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Machida On The Brink

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 180: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt - From Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Prelims: Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy - Preliminary bouts from Quebec City, Canada.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 7: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Risk It All - Heather Clark receives shocking news. Both teams visit with members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. The seventh preliminary fight, 7th seed Rose Namajunas tries to earn the first win for Team Melendez, against 10th seed Alex Chambers.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Shogun vs. Saint Preux – Prelims From Uberlândia, Brazil.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Shogun vs. Saint Preux - Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux, light heavyweight bout; Ian McCall vs. John Lineker; Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban; Claudio Silva vs. Leon Edwards; Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff. From Uberlândia, Brazil.

    6:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 12 - Urijah Faber squares off with Jiujtsu Phonom Bibiano Fernandes in a battle that ends with a vicious KO plus much more.

    7:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 26, Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Laughlin, Nev.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Rene Alvarado vs. Rocky Juarez - Alvarado takes on Juarez for the WBC Silver featherweight title. From El Paso, Texas.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 12 - Urijah Faber squares off with Jiujtsu Phonom Bibiano Fernandes in a battle that ends with a vicious KO plus much more.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 26, Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Laughlin, Nev.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 26, Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Laughlin, Nev.

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  • Video: Ovince St. Preux-Shogun Rua Full Fight Highlights By: C.J. Tuttle

    Watch Ovince St. Preux shock the Brazilian faithful, as the former Tennessee Volunteer finishes Mauricio Rua in 34 seconds.



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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 163: Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung - UFC Champion Jose Aldo defends his title against 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sun Jung in Rio Janeiro, Brazil.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera - Mauricio Rua takes on Brandon Vera. Plus, Antonio Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira vs. Dave Herman and Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - On the heels of Team Pettis' second win in a row, a silly game at the house turns raunchy. Then in the third preliminary fight, 4 seed Jessica Penne of Team Pettis takes on 13 seed Lisa Ellis of Team Melendez.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions between Heather Clark and the rest of Team Melendez escalate. Urijah Faber takes over for Anthony Pettis for a few days. Then, in the fourth fight of the tournament, Team Pettis pits 1 ranked Carla Esparza against 16 ranked Angela Hill.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 5: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Coming to Get You - An injury forces a fighter out of the competition and opens the door for another; Team Melendez fighters question Heather Clark's knee injury; the rivalry between Felice Herrig and Heather Clark comes to a head.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 6: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Give It All You Have - Tecia's return to the competition angers some fighters. Then, in the sixth fight of the tournament Team Pettis pits 5th ranked Aisling Daly against 12th ranked Angela Magana for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 11 - Quinton Jackson squares off with Sean Gray in a battle that ends with a vicious KO plus much more.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 26, Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Laughlin, Nev.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Fights

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 11 - Quinton Jackson squares off with Sean Gray in a battle that ends with a vicious KO plus much more.

    9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 26, Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Laughlin, Nev.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 25 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Eastside Cannery Casino Las Vegas, Nev.

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





    Saturday



    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights - The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Chris Weidman's Ascent

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 6: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Give It All You Have - Tecia's return to the competition angers some fighters. Then, in the sixth fight of the tournament Team Pettis pits 5th ranked Aisling Daly against 12th ranked Angela Magana for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera - Mauricio Shogun Rua takes on Brandon Vera. Plus, Antonio Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira vs. Dave Herman and Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun 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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Inside and outside the ring with Cain Velasquez.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

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  • Free Full UFC Fight Video: ‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna By: C.J. Tuttle


    Watch as Mauricio Rua snaps a two-fight losing skid against James Te Huna at UFC Fight Night “Hunt vs. Bigfoot.” “Shogun” only required 63-seconds to knock out the hometown fighter.

    Reader comments are active after the jump.

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





    Saturday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Bisping vs. Rockhold; Aldo vs. Mendes - Michael Bisping, MMA Dad; tempers flair as bitter rivals Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold join Jon Anik in studio; Chad Mendes on his hunt for UFC featherweight gold; Featherweight champ Jose Aldo's electrifying moments counted down by Joe Rogan.

    7:00 a.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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 - Before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights -The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Condit - UFC 143 Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit; UFC 142 Rousimar Palhares and and Mike Massenzio; Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Bisping vs. Rockhold; Aldo vs. Mendes - Michael Bisping, MMA Dad; tempers flair as bitter rivals Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold join Jon Anik in studio; Chad Mendes on his hunt for UFC featherweight gold; Featherweight champ Jose Aldo's electrifying moments counted down by Joe Rogan.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis - Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 Before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 - Before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Prelims
    Jose Aldo takes on Chad Mendes in the title fight. Also: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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





    Wednesday



    6:00 a.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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights - The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Fights

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions escalate after a third straight loss.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 5: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Coming to Get You - An injury forces a fighter out of the competition and opens the door for another; Team Melendez fighters question Heather Clark's knee injury; the rivalry between Felice Herrig and Heather Clark comes to a head.

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





    Tuesday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions escalate after a third straight loss.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC Rio: Aldo vs. Mendes - The UFC returns to Brazil as Jose Aldo defends his Featherweight title against undefeated Chad Mendes. Plus a battle of strikers as Vitor Belfort battles Anthony Johnson.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Renan Barao vs. Anthony Leone - Classic fights that prove that bigger isn't always badder.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Johny Hendricks' top five knockouts.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions escalate after a third straight loss.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 25 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Eastside Cannery Casino Las Vegas, Nev.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Bisping vs. Rockhold; Aldo vs. Mendes - Michael Bisping, MMA Dad; tempers flair as bitter rivals Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold join Jon Anik in studio; Chad Mendes on his hunt for UFC featherweight gold; Featherweight champ Jose Aldo's electrifying moments counted down by Joe Rogan.

    9:30 p.m. Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 25 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Eastside Cannery Casino Las Vegas, Nev.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Steadfast - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Coeur D'alene Casino, Worley, ID.

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