Mauricio Rua's Blogs

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





    Thursday



    6:00 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.

    8:00 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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Prelims
    Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki; Jorge Masvidal vs. James Krause; Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson; John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole. From Las Vegas.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St.Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber - UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz puts his belt on the line against the last man to defeat him, Urijah Faber.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Teixeira vs. Saint Preux - Geane Herrera vs. Ray Borg; Amanda Nunes vs. Sara McMann; Tim Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt; Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson; Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson; Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince St.Preux. From Nashville, Tenn.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

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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
    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.

    7:00 a.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.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Alexandra Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 92: Evans vs. Griffin - Forrest Griffin defends his Light Heavyweight title against Rashad Evans; Minotauro Nogueira fights Frank Mir for the Interim Heavyweight belt.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II - Wanderlei Silva and former middleweight champion Rich Franklin faced off for the second time, as Silva sought to settle the score after his searing defeat in their first encounter, at UFC 99.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Chris Weidman

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

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 68: Sylvia vs. Couture - Randy Couture comes out of retirement to challenge for the heavyweight title; Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights

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

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





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dariush/Magny/Rousey/Rua

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 - Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon; Paul Felder vs. Edson Barboza; Jessica Eye vs. Miesha Tate; T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao. From Chicago.

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

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dariush/Magny/Rousey/Rua

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia - Official weigh-ins for the competitors of UFC 190.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight Special Edition Ronda Rousey

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Women's Bantamweights

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight Special Edition
    Ronda Rousey

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Lion Fight 23 - Liam Harrison fights Malaipet; Tiffany Van Soest meets Martyna Krol; plus Kevin Ross, Rungrat Sasiprapa and Tony Fausto; live Muay Thai from California.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight Special Edition
    Ronda Rousey

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 391 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 190; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down Lion Fight 24; plus Thiago Silva, Glen Robinson, Jake Shields and Kamaru Usman.

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





    Wednesday



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

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dariush/Magny/Rousey/Rua

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey - Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche - The first women's fight in UFC history.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

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

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

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey - Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Breaking Ground: Ronda Rousey
    The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dariush/Magny/Rousey/Rua

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 – Prelims - Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland; Ben Saunders vs. Kenny Robertson; Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller; Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante. From Chicacog.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 - Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon; Paul Felder vs. Edson Barboza; Jessica Eye vs. Miesha Tate; T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao. From Chicago.

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

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dariush/Magny/Rousey/Rua

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

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

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

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dariush/Magny/Rousey/Rua

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

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





    Friday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee – Prelims - Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Sarah Moras vs. Jessica Andrade; Yaotzin Meza vs. Sam Sicilia. From San Diego, Calif.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks - One of UFC's best pound-for-pound fighters, Georges St. Pierre, has been unbeaten for six years. Montreal's finest will face Johny Hendricks, a two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion with one-punch knockout power.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites

    9:00 p.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 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live
    140: Lima vs. Koreshkov - Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov, welterweight title fight; Chris Honeycutt vs. Paul Bradley, welterweight fight; Michael Page vs. Rudy Bears, welterweight fight; Paul Daley vs. Dennis Olson; Brennan Ward vs. Gavin Sterritt. From Uncasville, Conn.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 43 - Derrick Krantz fights Brock Larson; Zak Ottow meets Jacob Volkmann; Augusto Mendes looks for his sixth victory; live from Hinkley, Minn.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - One of UFC's best pound-for-pound fighters, Georges St. Pierre, has been unbeaten for six years. Montreal's finest will face Johny Hendricks, a two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion with one-punch knockout power.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 389

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee – Prelims - Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Sarah Moras vs. Jessica Andrade; Yaotzin Meza vs. Sam Sicilia. From San Diego, Calif.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Ultimate Fighter Champions

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Mana: B.J. PennB.J. Penn's fascinating journey.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Dominick Cruz takes us on his emotional journey back to the octagon after three devastating injuries.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

    11:00 p.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.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

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





    Wednesday



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

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    11:00 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.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 14: Finale: American Top Team vs Blackzilians: Ellenberger vs. Thompson

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    5:00 p.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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    Fight Night: Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mir vs. Duffee – Prelims - Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Sarah Moras vs. Jessica Andrade; Yaotzin Meza vs. Sam Sicilia. From San Diego, Calif.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Al Iaquinta vs. Gilbert Melendez; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Coming Home Part 2

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bisping vs. Kennedy – Prelims - Dustin Kimura vs. George Roop; Sean O'Connell vs. Ryan Jimmo; Leslie Smith vs. Sarah Kaufman; K.J. Noons vs. Sam Stout. From Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline - Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division, featuring Rich Franklin vs. Evan Tanner, Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin and Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 - Henderson vs. Shogun 2 in a light heavyweight battle at the Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 3: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Settling the Score

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point The pressure of the octagon bleeds into the house as tempers flare on both teams. Also, a medical emergency threatens the future of one of the fighters and his team.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds - One of the fighters struggles to cope with the devastation of his loss. Meanwhile, two fighters with a history in the octagon are ready for a rematch.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 7: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Eyes on the Prize - American Top Team struggles to put the fire back into their team. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians face the threat of losing one of their own.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Johnson; Lamas; The Korean Zombie - Nonstop action by lightweight fighters.

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

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    In the Moment: The Rise of Jon Jones

    3:00 p.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.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Ultimate Fighter Champions

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Also, Donald Cerrone and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mendes vs. Lamas - Diego Ferreira vs. Dustin Poirier; Robbie Peralta vs. Clay Guida; Milana Dudieva vs. Julianna Pena; Mitch Clarke vs. Michael Chiesa; Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal; Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas. From Fairfax, Va.

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