Mauricio Rua's Blogs

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





    Saturday



    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 379 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice break down WSOF 19; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss Lion Fight 21.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.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.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov - Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC title for the fourth time against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

    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: 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.

    6:00 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.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

    8:00 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.

    1:00 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.

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





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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 Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider Best of Light Heavyweights - Daniel Cormier's exclusive account of his UFC 182 fight week showdown against Jon Jones, knockout artist Anthony Johnson's powerful signature moves, and Alexander Gustafsson reveals his warrior code.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson - Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    6:00 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.

    7:00 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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night UFC: Maia vs. LaFlare - Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey; Alex Oliveira vs. Gilbert Burns; Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes; Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos; Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva; Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare. From Rio de Janeiro.

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

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones aims to defend his title for a record-breaking seventh time against Brazilian heavy-hitter Glover Teixeira. Go inside the training camps of both men, then re-visit the Octagon's Baltimore debut.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    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 1: UFC Main Event UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2; Dos Santos vs. Hunt - Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez prepares to defend his belt against Antonio Silva while former champion Junior dos Santos looks to make a case for another title shot against fellow heavy hitter Mark Hunt.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents Cain Velasquez: Heart of a Warrior - Cain Velasquez's account of his rise and reign atop the UFC. From making history as the first ever Mexican-American UFC heavyweight champion, to his epic trilogy against Junior dos Santos, and the remarkable family bonds that forged him.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live Bellator 135

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event UFC 121: Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights Lion Fight 21 - Kevin Ross fights Tetsuya Yamato; Chajmaa Bellekhal meets Tiffany Van Soest; live from Temecula, Calif.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event UFC 116: Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

    11:15 p.m. ET Spike TV: Top 10 Knockouts: Glory Kickboxing Counting down the ten most exciting knockouts that have taken place in the Glory ring with a preview of Glory Kickboxing 20: Dubai; hosted by television personality Bill Goldberg.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA EPISODE: 379 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice break down WSOF 19; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss Lion Fight 21.

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





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 374 - Kenny Rice and Urijah Faber report live from Sacramento, Calif.; Phil Davis and Bas Rutten are in Los Angeles; guests Lance Palmer, Cody Garbradnt and Chad Mendes.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Bas Rutten - Pancrase and UFC champion Bas Rutten discusses his fights, Hollywood and 'El Guapo'.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    3:00 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: World MMA Awards
    The Seventh Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. MMA's leading athletes, executives and personalities will celebrate the greatest moments and achievements in mixed martial arts from 2014.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Fighting Spirit MMA
    Compilations of international MMA fights from ONE FC, UCMMA, KSW, WFC, FFC, BAMMA, EFC Africa and more.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 63
    December 31, 2013. Features Stevie Ray vs. Ivan Buchinger for the lightweight title, plus Jim Alers vs. Graham Turner for the featherweight title from Dublin, Ireland.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Fight News Now: MMA Edition
    Fight Network's staple news program covering all things mixed martial arts with the latest news, features, interviews and previews.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fight Network: Ultimate Challenge MMA 30: Towler vs. Lake
    October 6, 2012. Features Darren Towler vs. Dayman Lake from The Troxy in London, U.K.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar - Anderson Silva, moves up in weight to challenge Stephan Bonnar. Plus, Alistair Overeem vs Antonio Bigfoot Silva and TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen - Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against his biggest rival, Chael Sonnen; Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin, Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado, and Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Championship Fighting Alliance
    Professional mixed martial arts from Florida featuring the likes of Josh Sampo, Mike Kyle, John Howard, Sean McCorkle, Luis Palomino and more.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Enfusion Season 3
    Fighters from 18 different countries compete in the 85kg MAX category in Ohrid, Macedonia as they live and train together in their quest for a kickboxing title.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Diaz; Melendez; Dos Anjos; Rousey - Joe Rogan ranks the most memorable moments from Nick Diaz's career; Gilbert Melendez gives insight into life inside MMA's most guarded team, the Skrap Pack; Rafael dos Anjos prepares for his bout at UFC 185; Ronda Rousey reveals her warrior code.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Fight News Now: MMA Edition
    Fight Network's staple news program covering all things mixed martial arts with the latest news, features, interviews and previews.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Greg Cohen Boxing: Rainone vs. McNickles
    November 13, 2014. Features Tommy Rainone vs. Carl McNickles, Jarrell Miller vs. Rodricka Ray and Dennis Hogan vs. Jose Miguel Berrio from Westbury, N.Y

    6:30 p.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.

    8:00 p.m. ET 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.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Diaz; Melendez; Dos Anjos; Rousey - Joe Rogan ranks the most memorable moments from Nick Diaz's career; Gilbert Melendez gives insight into life inside MMA's most guarded team, the Skrap Pack; Rafael dos Anjos prepares for his bout at UFC 185; Ronda Rousey reveals her warrior code.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    10:00 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.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Pancrase Classics
    Classic pioneering mixed martial arts battles featuring Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Nate Marquardt, Chael Sonnen and more.

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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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