Mike Ricci's Blogs

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



    Tuesday

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 154: Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit - Prelims
    John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout; Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho; Chad Griggs vs. Cyrille Diabate; Alessio Sakara vs. Patrick Cote. From Bell Centre in Montreal.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

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

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 11: Fight the Perfect Fight Joey Rivera and Jon Manley face-off to stay in the competition; the tension builds between Michal Hill and Mike Ricci before they enter the octagon; the last two match-ups before the finale are revealed.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Road to the Octagon 2012
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz, the world's best lightweight mixed martial artists will face off for the title.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 86

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

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
    Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva & more. From Macau, China.

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

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

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



    Sunday

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut Rashad Evans gives you an inside look at his biggest fights.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Fuel for the Fire Long Island native Chris Weidman tours the town he loves; Alexander Gustafsson sits down with Jon Anik; Nate Diaz's submission game; Chad Mendes' dominating performance.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
    Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva & more. From Macau, China.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: Bellator Fight Night
    Bellator Fighting Championships is the world’s fastest growing MMA organization. “Bellator” is Latin for warrior and was created by sports marketing visionary Bjorn Rebney. The core belief of the organization is that title shots must be earned, not given. Fighters compete in single-elimination tournaments for a shot at the Bellator title and a $100,000 prize.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 11: Fight the Perfect Fight Joey Rivera and Jon Manley face-off to stay in the competition; the tension builds between Michal Hill and Mike Ricci before they enter the octagon; the last two match-ups before the finale are revealed.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz
    Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz; Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson; Josh Koscheck vs. Johnny Hendricks. From New Jersey.

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



    Friday

    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
    Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva & more. From Macau, China.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut Rashad Evans gives you an inside look at his biggest fights.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Mark Munoz & Jake Ellenberger middleweight Mark Munoz and welterweight Jake Ellenberger.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Michael Bisping.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    Inside the Blackzilians go behind the scenes with the Blackzilians, Rashad Evans's elite Florida team.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest Heavyweights Some of Pride's greatest heavyweights of all time.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
    Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva & more. From Macau, China.

    7:30 p.m. ET MTV2: Bellator's Road to the Championships Season 7
    Highlights from the tournaments this season; analysis on the finals.

    8:00 p.m. ET MTV2: Bellator Fighting Championships 82


    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 268 Nate Diaz; Cesar Gracie; Sarah McMann;inside the New York underground MMA world.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: Resurrection Fighting Alliance 5
    Jared Downing vs. Jordan Rinaldi.

    10:00 p.m. ET FX: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 11: Fight the Perfect Fight Joey Rivera and Jon Manley face-off to stay in the competition; the tension builds between Michal Hill and Mike Ricci before they enter the octagon; the last two match-ups before the finale are revealed.

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

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



    Wednesday

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 9: Betrayal James Chaney owns up to his unsportsmanlike conduct; one fighter turns against his friend; Mike Ricci takes on Dom Waters in the final preliminary fight; Dana White announces the quarterfinal match-ups.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Champions New and Old The explosive signature moves of feared striker Cung Le; the brightest new stars to set foot in the Octagon; the story of Garrett Holeve's pursuit of becoming a professional MMA fighter.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Ultimate Insider Behind the scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the week of October 30.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St-Pierre GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Fuel for the Fire Long Island native Chris Weidman tours the town he loves; Alexander Gustafsson sits down with Jon Anik; Nate Diaz's submission game; Chad Mendes' dominating performance.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut Rashad Evans gives you an inside look at his biggest fights.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Fuel for the Fire Long Island native Chris Weidman tours the town he loves; Alexander Gustafsson sits down with Jon Anik; Nate Diaz's submission game; Chad Mendes' dominating performance.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Rich Franklin vs.Cung Le
    Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva & more. From Macau, China.

    6:00 p.m. ET MAVTV: King of the Cage


    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut Rashad Evans gives you an inside look at his biggest fights.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Fuel for the Fire Long Island native Chris Weidman tours the town he loves; Alexander Gustafsson sits down with Jon Anik; Nate Diaz's submission game; Chad Mendes' dominating performance.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 92: Forrest Griffin defends his Light Heavyweight title against Rashad Evans; Minotauro Nogueira fights Frank Mir for the Interim Heavyweight belt.

    9:00 p.m. ET MAVTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 25
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

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


    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    Inside the Blackzilians Go behind the scenes with the Blackzilians, Rashad Evans's elite Florida team.

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

    11:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAVTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 25
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

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



    Saturday

    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Rich Franklin vs.Cung Le
    Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva & more. From Macau, China.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva Prelims
    Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards; Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo; Mike Pierce vs. Aaron Simpson; Marcus LeVesseur vs. Carlo Prater; Jacob Volkmann vs. Shane Roller; Bart Palaszewski vs. Diego Nunes; Darren Uyenoyama vs. Phil Harris.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Ultimate Insider Behind the scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the week of October 30.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St-Pierre GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs Jimy Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles.

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

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition Highlights from UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit from Montreal, Canada.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    9:00 p.m. ET UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs Jimy Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137 Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion BJ Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

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



    Wednesday

    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Champion's Roundtable With Jay Glazer
    Jay Glazer chats all things UFC.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 9: Betrayal James Chaney owns up to his unsportsmanlike conduct; one fighter turns against his friend; Mike Ricci takes on Dom Waters in the final preliminary fight; Dana White announces the quarterfinal match-ups.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Flashback to the UFC on FX; Carlos Condit's Albuquerque roots define his success; Joe Rogan counts down the Ultimate 8 fast finishes.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Champions New and Old The explosive signature moves of feared striker Cung Le; the brightest new stars to set foot in the Octagon; the story of Garrett Holeve's pursuit of becoming a professional MMA fighter.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Ultimate Insider Behind the scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the week of October 30.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St-Pierre GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition Highlights from UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit from Montreal, Canada.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St-Pierre GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Miller vs. Diaz
    Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz; Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson; Josh Koscheck vs. Johnny Hendricks. From New Jersey.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The greatest knockouts in pride history.

    6:00 p.m. ET MAVTV: King of the Cage


    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition Highlights from UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit from Montreal, Canada.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St-Pierre GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139 Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    9:00 p.m. ET MAVTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 24
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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


    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unrestricted
    An unprecedented and exclusive look deep inside the tense 36 hours leading up to UFC 148.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAVTV : King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 24
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

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



    Tuesday

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140 Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The greatest knockouts in pride history.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    8:30 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unrestricted
    An unprecedented and exclusive look deep inside the tense 36 hours leading up to UFC 148.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition Highlights from UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit from Montreal, Canada.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St-Pierre GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann in Sydney, Australia.

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

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

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  • Weekend Rundown: Cote Returns, Tops Starnes at Ringside 10 By: Chris Nelson



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    Former UFC middleweight title contender Patrick Cote began his post-Octagon campaign with a unanimous decision win over Kalib Starnes at Saturday’s Ringside MMA 10. Before a hometown crowd of approximately 3,500 at Montreal’s Bell Centre, the 31-year-old “Predator” survived an early scare on the ground to outstrike Starnes in the final two periods and earn a trio of 29-28 scorecards. Cote was released by the UFC in October and had not won a bout since defeating Ricardo Almeida at UFC 86 in July 2008.

    Fighting on less than one month’s notice, “Polish Pistola” Seth Baczynski claimed the Ringside interim welterweight title by punching out local favorite Alex Garcia at 2:44 of the second round. The previously unbeaten Garcia was slated to meet welterweight champ Chris Clements before Clements was sidelined with an ankle injury in early March. A contestant on the eleventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Baczynski has notched back-to-back knockout wins since losing to Brad Tavares at the “TUF 11” finale in June 2010.

    Elsewhere on the bill, Michel Gagnon retained his Ringside featherweight strap by slamming Rejean Groulx into submission at 3:47 of the third round; Georges St. Pierre training partner Mike Ricci returned from a year-long hiatus with a TKO win over Jesse Ronson at 3:12 of the opening frame; and light heavyweight Roger Hollett clubbed Martin Desilets 99 seconds into round two, stopping the Team Legion fighter with knees and hooks.

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  • Bellator 14 KO: Curran vs. Ricci



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