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  • Podcast: Pat Curran, Bjorn Rebney, Steven Wright By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Monday for another edition of “Beatdown.”

    De Santis recapped a busy weekend in mixed martial arts as he was joined by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, newly crowned Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran, and striking coach for UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks, Steven Wright.

    Curran was headed for a loss Friday night in Hammond, Ind. After a competitive first round, champion Daniel Straus took over in the five-round affair. However, Curran wasn’t ready to table his title aspirations. With just 14 seconds left, the fight ended with Straus succumbing to a rear-naked choke that seemingly came out of nowhere. “Paddy Mike” joined TJ on Monday to talk about the fight, the epic comeback, and what he had to do to snatch the title from the jaws of defeat.

    Bellator’s 10th season continues this Friday night. CEO Bjorn Rebney joined TJ De Santis to talk about this week’s upcoming card which features a light-heavyweight unification fight between champion Attila Vegh and interim champion Emanuel Newton. Rebney also discusses various tournament bouts and recaps last Friday’s Bellator 112 card.

    Johny Hendricks became the UFC’s welterweight champion Saturday night in Dallas when he defeated Robbie Lawler. Striking coach Steven Wright was in the corner of Hendricks at UFC 171. The Team Takedown instructor joined TJ to chat about the contest, the strategy implemented as the fight played out, and how important the final round was in securing the title.

    TJ also takes listener calls, emails, and tweets. He also tries out a new segment called “Quick Hits.” Check out the show here.

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    Click here to check out the podcast on iTunes.

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





    Friday



    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia
    Recap Show

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga, Review From Key Arena in Seattle.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments 112
    Daniel Straus vs. Pat Curran; Joe Riggs vs. Sam Oropeza. From Hammond, Ind.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 332 Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck discuss UFC 171; guests Dan Henderson and Leonard Garcia.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Hip Show - Arena Combat Two-on-two fighting.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 332 Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck discuss UFC 171; guests Dan Henderson and Leonard Garcia.

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  • This Week’s MMA Birthdays: Pat Curran Turns 26 By: Brian Knapp

    Bellator champion Pat Curran turns 26 this week. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    One of the cornerstones of the Bellator MMA promotion, world-ranked featherweight Pat Curran will celebrate his 26th birthday on Aug. 31.

    Curran captured the Bellator MMA 145-pound title at Bellator 60 in March 2012, when he wrecked Joe Warren with a wicked volley of unanswered punches in Hammond, Ind. It remains one of the most violent finishes in the history of the tournament-based organization. “Paddy Mike” trains under his older cousin -- respected Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and Ultimate Fighting Championship, World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce and Pride Fighting Championships alum Jeff Curran.

    A sound grappler and deft counterpuncher, Curran has won his last six fights, four of them finishes. He last appeared at Bellator 95 in April, when he choked Shahbulat Shamhalaev unconscious with a first-round guillotine at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Curran also holds victories over “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 finalist Mike Ricci, reigning featherweight King of Pancrase Marlon Sandro and Team Nogueira’s Patricio Freire.

    Before downshifting to 145 pounds, Curran challenged for Bellator gold as a lightweight, losing a unanimous decision to then-champion Eddie Alvarez. He has not lost since.

    Those in MMA celebrating a birthday the week covering Aug. 25-Aug. 31:

    AUG. 25

    Jeremy Horn (38)
    Danny Castillo (34)
    Mark Holata (31)

    AUG. 26

    Erik Apple (36)
    Lance Benoist (25)

    AUG. 27

    Hermes Franca (39)
    Amir Sadollah (33)
    Lew Polley (32)
    Ryan Couture (31)
    Shahbulat Shamhalaev (30)

    AUG. 28

    Deividas Taurosevicius (36)
    Anthony Ferguson (33)
    Karo Parisyan (31)
    Louis Gaudinot (29)
    Rick Story (29)
    Jon Tuck (29)

    AUG. 29

    George Kleber (36)
    Gabe Ruediger (36)
    Kelly Anundson (29)

    AUG. 30

    Eric Prindle (37)
    Cole Escovedo (32)
    Joe Brammer (30)
    Jim Miller (30)

    AUG. 31

    Ido Pariente (35)
    Pat Curran (26)

    Follow the jump for reader comments.

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



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 8: Not on the Concrete Dana White sits down with the Coaches to decide the 4 quarterfinal match-ups. A brutal street fight takes place in the house that has serious ramifications.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 9: It Was a Brawl In the second quarterfinal fight Brandon Melendez (Team Pulver) takes on Gray Maynard (Team Penn).

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cub Swanson shares his inspiring story of perseverance; Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez full blast; Bruce Buffer reflects on a career; behind the scenes with the Octagon girls.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 145

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida
    Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida; Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout; Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    3:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    4:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Middleweights

    5:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Welterweights featuring Ben Askren The Welterweights are highlighted with guest Ben Askren.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Countdown of the fastest fights.

    6:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Lightweights featuring Michael Chandler The Lightweights are highlighted with guest Michael Chandler.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    7:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnaflow 1

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion BJ Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Filipovic.

    8:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Summer Series 1 Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli; Renato 'Babalu' Sobral and War Machine in separate fights.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    The Ultimate Fighter features professional MMA fighters living together in Las Vegas, Nevada, and follows them as they train and compete against each other for a prized contract with the UFC.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnaflow 1

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 10: Traitor

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

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

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

    12:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

    12:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Summer Series 1 Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli; Renato Sobral and War Machine in separate fights.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Prelims
    Roland Delorme vs.Edwin Figueroa; Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson; Sam Stout vs. James Krause; Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley. From Winnipeg.

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  • Top 5 Stories of the Week By: Brian Knapp

    Pat Curran has the Bellator featherweight title on lockdown. | Photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com



    Pat Curran dropped the guillotine on Shahbulat Shamhalaev.

    Curran rendered Shamhalaev unconscious with a first-round guillotine choke, as he retained the Bellator MMA featherweight championship with a technical submission in the Bellator 95 main event on April 4 at the Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Shamhalaev went limp 2:38 into round one.

    After a brief feeling-out process, Curran moved in for a sneaky takedown and caught an arm-in guillotine as Shamhalaev attempted to counter. The 29-year-old Russian fought valiantly to escape the choke but blacked out within the champion’s clutches. The defeat snaps Shamhalaev’s streak of six consecutive wins.

    The stories of interest on Sherdog.com this week:

    Bellator Stranglehold

    Short Reign

    Eyes on the Prize

    Quick Strike

    Raised from the Dead


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



    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann; Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve; Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez; Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami; Rani Yahya vs. Mizuto Hirota; Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim. From Saitama, Japan.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Mauricio Rua vs Dan Henderson, Alexander Gustafsson vs Vladimir Matyushenko, and Rogerio Nogueira vs Tito Ortiz.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann; Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve; Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez; Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami; Rani Yahya vs. Mizuto Hirota; Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim. From Saitama, Japan.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi Weigh-In
    From the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockhom, Sweden.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Chael Sonnen all-access account of his UFC on FOX; the greatest trash talker of them all; Sonnen mic'd up for his real time reaction to the legendary fight between Shogun and Henderson.

    11:30 a.m. ET fuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview for UFC: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi in Stockholm, Sweden.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    UFC Thiago Silva vs. Alexander Gustafsson from Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier From Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman
    Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman; Brandon Vera vs. James Te Huna; Jon Fitch vs. Aaron Simpson. From San Jose, Calif.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 286 Referees Big John McCarthy and Herb Dean join Kenny and Bas; Ron Kruck reports on the qualifications needed to become an MMA referee.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: TV Fights The Best Knockouts of 2012
    Highlights from the year.

    10:30 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.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 1 Pat Curran vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev; Brett Cooper vs. Doug Marshall; Mike Richman vs. Frodo Khasbulaev; Rick Hawn vs. Karo Parisyan. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic
    Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic; Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah; Brad Pickett vs. Yves Jabouin; Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman; John Hathaway vs. John Maguire; Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig. From Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. (Card subject to change)

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 286 Referees Big John McCarthy and Herb Dean join Kenny and Bas; Ron Kruck reports on the qualifications needed to become an MMA referee.

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



    Thursday



    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: Training Day
    All-access look inside the Tristar Gym in Montreal where current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St. Pierre trains.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva.

    9:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Matt Hughes
    An in-depth look into the Hall of Fame career of former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 6 Featherweight Tournament Final: Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Rad Martinez. Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton. From West Valley City, Utah.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 5: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Reflection of Perfection Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his days as a boxer; coach Jones wonders if a competitor is ready to fight; two fighters meet for the fourth preliminary fight.

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

    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.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

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  • Dave Meltzer 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 Wrestling Observer Newsletter founder and editor Dave Meltzer.

    With Bellator's eighth season kickoff slated for Thursday in Irvine, Calif., Breen and Meltzer discuss the season's potential and importance for the company, now owned by Viacom and broadcasting live on Spike. The two delve into what kind of ratings can be expected, the role pro-wrestling organization TNA will play as a lead-in for the first live event on Spike, the configuration of the live card and Bellator's struggle to make television stars in the MMA game.

    The pair discuss the signing and promotion of Muhammed Lawal, his stint in TNA and the shortcomings of the idea, why Josh Barnett might be the best candidate for a simultaneous Bellator-TNA fighting-wrestling star and the negative ramifications of Bellator's negotiations with Eddie Alvarez.

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

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



    Wednesday



    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    FUEL TV's expert panel of analysts, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian and Brian Stann sit down with Jay Glazer.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable Legends
    Royce Gracie, Mark 'Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Belfort the Blackzilian; Faber Family Holiday; TUF17 Riff Vitor Belfort gained a 2nd one in the Blackzilians; Urijah Faber celebrates Christmas; Joe Rogan riffs on the upcoming season; Anthony Pettis watches Octagonside.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC TonightFX 7: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping - Preview
    A preview of all the official news, views, and action for FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs Michael Bisping.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Belfort the Blackzilian; Faber Family Holiday; TUF17 Riff Vitor Belfort gained a 2nd one in the Blackzilians; Urijah Faber celebrates Christmas; Joe Rogan riffs on

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions

    5:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Lightweights are highlighted with guest Michael Chandler.

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

    6:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Middleweights

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Gun Show
    Gun Show from San Manuel Casino in Highland Calif.; Joshua Aveles vs. Marcus Mowers; Scott Catlin vs. Sam Liera; Nick Rossborough vs. Tony Lopez; Brandon Hunt, vs. Johnny Cisneros; Brad Burrick vs. David Gomez.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC TonightFX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping - Preview
    A preview of all the official news, views, and action for FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs Michael Bisping.

    7:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Welterweights are highlighted with guest Ben Askren.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Belfort the Blackzilian; Faber Family Holiday; TUF17 Riff Vitor Belfort gained a 2nd one in the Blackzilians; Urijah Faber celebrates Christmas; Joe Rogan riffs on the upcoming season; Anthony Pettis watches Octagonside.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 145: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans

    8:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 8
    A historic collection of matchups.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 7
    An electrifying collection of KO's featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Gun Show
    Gun Show from San Manuel Casino in Highland Calif.; Joshua Aveles vs. Marcus Mowers; Scott Catlin vs. Sam Liera; Nick Rossborough vs. Tony Lopez; Brandon Hunt, vs. Johnny Cisneros; Brad Burrick vs. David Gomez.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

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

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The greatest knockouts in pride history.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Lightweights are highlighted with guest Michael Chandler.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Middleweights

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson
    Rousimar Palhares vs. Hector Lombard; Norman Parke vs. Colin Fletcher; Bradley Scott vs. Robert Whittaker; George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson. From Queensland, Australia. (Card subject to change)

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 7
    An electrifying collection of KO's featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

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



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

    3:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 7
    A historic collection of match ups.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 6
    Great knockouts including an epic battle between Randy Velarde and Tim Conrad.

    4:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    6:00 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.

    6:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Alexander Gustafsson's San Diego training; Joe Lauzon's signature moves; Arianny Celeste poses.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Flashback Seattle; Heavyweights Collide Experience UFC on FOX 5 from a new perspective; The comeback of Cain Velasquez; Randy Couture analyzes the Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez championship fight.

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Champion's Roundtable With Jay Glazer
    Jay Glazer chats all things UFC.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller Prelims
    Prelims for UFC: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: The Moves
    Learn the secret moves of the best fighters in the world.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    Silva vs. Franklin II Highlights of UFC 147 in Brazil.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    9:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Answers
    UFC fighters' takes on topics from the hard-hitting to the totally random.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Welterweights are highlighted with guest Ben Askren.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans Featuring Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar, and Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson at UFC 144; featherweight face-off between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway at UFC 143; UFC 142's battle between Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

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

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

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC RoundtableLegends II
    Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

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