Mauricio Rua's Blogs

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





    Tuesday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Finishes Knockouts, submissions and memorable finishes in the WEC.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Shogun vs. Vera
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick. From Los Angeles. (Card subject to change)

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 8: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Someone's Getting Bullied Fighters seek a spot in the semis.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Maynard vs. Guida
    Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida; Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout; Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    The best collection of knockouts ever caught on camera from the biggest stars in MMA today.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Mana: B.J. Penn
    BJ Penn's fascinating journey.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 8: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Someone's Getting Bullied Fighters seek a spot in the semis.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Quarantine
    From the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste Marie, Mich. Main Event - Jay Ellis vs. Mitch Fryia. From May 10, 2014.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

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





    Thursday



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

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson Inside the training for this classic match.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Relive UFC 141, Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    10:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 144: Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson meet in UFC 144.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Werdum vs. Browne
    Yoel Romero vs. Brad Tavares; Edson Barboza vs. Donald Cerrone; Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate; Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne. From Amway Center in Orlando. (Card subject to change)

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 7: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Kinetic Chess Tensions boil over at the house in the wake of Roger Zapata's controversial win over; in the sixth preliminary fight, Patrick Walsh against Anton Berzin.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 8: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Someone's Getting Bullied Fighters seek a spot in the semis.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson Inside the training for this classic match.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC Rio: Jose Aldo defends his Featherweight title against undefeated Chad Mendes.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Quarantine From the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste Marie, Mich. Main Event - Jay Ellis vs. Mitch Fryia. From May 10, 2014.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Relive UFC 141, Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    9:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    The best collection of knockouts ever caught on camera from the biggest stars in MMA today.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Quarantine From the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste Marie, Mich. Main Event - Jay Ellis vs. Mitch Fryia. From May 10, 2014.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov - Prelims
    Tae Hyun Bang vs. Kajan Johnson; Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin; Elizabeth Phillips vs. Valerie Letourneau; Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Daniel Sarafian. From Vancouver, B.C.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Clockwork From the Lake of the Torches Casino Resort in Lac Du Flambeau, Wis. In the Main Event, Wisconsin's very own Frank Schuman will be tested and battle Travis Nath out of Clinton, Iowa. Plus more. From April 26, 2014.

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





    Sunday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing Golden Boy Live: Ishe Smith vs. Ryan Davis From Las Vegas.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Faber on the Brink Urijah Faber recounts his UFC 169 fight. Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar imagine a world where the UFC never existed.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Henderson vs. Melendez Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez battle for the light heavyweight title; Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier; Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson. From San Jose, Calif.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC UnleashedBenson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown; Jake Ellengerger vs. Martin Kampmann.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche The first women's fight in UFC history.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon; Uriah Hall vs. John Howard; Matt Brown vs. Mike Pyle; Iuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber; Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem; Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen. From the TD Garden in Boston.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Dan Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider FOX UFC Saturday; Lorenz Larkin; Al Iaquinta From Orlando.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Dan Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 16: Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy Akira Corassani vs. Dustin Poirier; Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Chad Laprise; Elias Theodorou vs. Sheldon Westcott; Kyle Noke vs. Patrick Cote; Tim Kennedy vs. Michael Bisping. From Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 135: Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson and Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    UFC to Pride Fighters that successfully transition from UFC to Pride.

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

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 1: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Hurting Game Light heavyweights battle for a spot in the competition.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 16: Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy Akira Corassani vs. Dustin Poirier; Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Chad Laprise; Elias Theodorou vs. Sheldon Westcott; Kyle Noke vs. Patrick Cote; Tim Kennedy vs. Michael Bisping. From Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne Behind-the-scenes with MMA fighters.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 1: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Hurting Game Light heavyweights battle for a spot in the competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Mauricio Rua vs. Jon Jones Featuring Mauricio Rua vs. Jon Jones; Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort; Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 16: Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy Akira Corassani vs. Dustin Poirier; Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Chad Laprise; Elias Theodorou vs. Sheldon Westcott; Kyle Noke vs. Patrick Cote; Tim Kennedy vs. Michael Bisping. From Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

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





    Friday



    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 – Prelims From Natal, Brazil.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 11: Undefeated Fighters battle for a spot in the final.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Tito Ortiz discusses being kicked off the reality show and his relationship with Jenna Jameson.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 334 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten interview Eddie Bravo; Ron Kruck talks to Rousimar Palhares.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 1005

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Lion Fight 14
    Cristiane Justino fights Jorina Baars for the women's welterweight title; Gregory Choplin meets Marco Pique; live from Las Vegas.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 2 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 – Prelims From Natal, Brazil.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II From Las Vegas.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: 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 Main Event
    UFC 168: Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 11: Undefeated Fighters battle for a spot in the final.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars MMA stars showcase their skills.

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson From Winnipeg.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars MMA stars showcase their skills.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    7:30 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 2 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 1 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 2 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

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





    Wednesday



    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Ultimate Knockouts


    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson Inside the training for this classic match.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson From Winnipeg.

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  • Damon Martin Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen





    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Fox Sports MMA writer Damon Martin.

    Before their rematch two-and-a-half years in the making in Natal, Brazil, Breen and Martin review the careers and legacies of Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The two recall the first contest, the surprise classic that emerged, what it means for both fighters legacies, how narratives around “Hendo” and Shogun have changed over the last 10 years, what a win would mean for either man at this point and whether or not there's interesting opponents left for them in the Octagon.

    Breen and Martin also discuss whether Henderson's career would've been different without attempting to make middleweight, Rua's knee injuries, the surprising current success of Quinton Jackson, the underrated nature of the Henderson-”Rampage” UFC title fight and much, much more.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

    Follow the jump for reader comments and download link.

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