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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights - Champions and Rising Stars - Thomas Almeida takes on Brad Pickett and Dominick Cruz looks to even the score with rival Urijah Faber.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto - After pulling off the upset of the year to capture the bantamweight crown, T.J. Dillashaw makes his first title defense against Joe Soto, a fellow Californian who's already worn gold in two other MMA organizations.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless - The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Best of Anthony Pettis - The best fights of Anthony Pettis' career, from the famous 'Showtime' kick to winning the UFC lightweight title.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Pettis vs. Melendez - With Rafael dos Anjos, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Alistair Overeem, Roy Nelson, Minotauro Nogueira and more.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - From the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: 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.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto - After pulling off the upset of the year to capture the bantamweight crown, T.J. Dillashaw makes his first title defense against Joe Soto, a fellow Californian who's already worn gold in two other MMA organizations.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw - Join UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw as he relives some of the biggest fights in his meteoric rise to the top of his division.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Miguel Flores vs. Mario Briones

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  • UFC Full Fight Download: Watch T.J. Dillashaw End Renan Barao’s Title Reign

    Watch as T.J. Dillashaw thrashes Renan Barao to end his long winning streak.

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Machida vs. Dollaway - Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway; Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon; Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Patrick Cummins; Elias Silverio vs. Rashid Magomedov; Erick Silva vs. Mike Rhodes; Daniel Sarafian vs. Antonio Dos Santos. From Barueri, Brazil.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit - Prelims
    Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo, lightweight bout; Drew Dober vs. Scott Holtzman, lightweight bout; Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish, women's strawweight bout; Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald, bantamweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit - Prelims
    Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo, lightweight bout; Drew Dober vs. Scott Holtzman, lightweight bout; Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish, women's strawweight bout; Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald, bantamweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2015
    An extraordinary look back at 2015's best fights and biggest stories from what was another exhilarating year in the UFC.

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





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Kickboxing
    Glory 33 - From Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bone on Bone - Two hard-hitting teammates battle it out in the third quarterfinal fight. Then, a crafty veteran from Team McGregor faces off against one of Team Faber's most dynamic fighters in the fourth and final quarterfinal matchup.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 407

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rare and Unusual Knockouts - Flying knees, spinning kicks and backfists are just a few of the methods used to end fights in this episode of UFC Ultimate Knockouts. Featuring Carlos Condit, Travis Browne, Dennis Siver, Renan Barao and more.

    5:00 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 Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
    Edgar vs. Penn 3 From Las Vegas.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Trilogy: Liddell vs. Couture - Three classic fights between Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rare and Unusual Knockouts - Flying knees, spinning kicks and backfists are just a few of the methods used to end fights in this episode of UFC Ultimate Knockouts. Featuring Carlos Condit, Travis Browne, Dennis Siver, Renan Barao and more.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Featherweight title fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Training Day
    Serra-Longo Fight Team

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator 147 - Josh Thomson takes on Pablo Villaseca in a Lightweight showdown from San Jose, California.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 49

    11:15 p.m. ET Spike TV: Fedor: Return of the Last Emperor
    An in-depth look at the life, motivations and mystique of the mixed martial arts legend.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Serra-Longo Fight Team

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 49

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





    Friday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 4: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: A Faithless Foe - After a frustrating fight, a coach loses his cool on a fighter in front of the team; Urijah and Conor argue over coaching styles; a member of Team Faber skips practice and the third preliminary match eliminates another fighter from the competition.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 5: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Just Do Something - The pressure of the competition starts to weigh on one of the fighters as Urijah and Conor prepare for the fourth preliminary fight featuring two hungry young competitors. Both teams get a chance to relax during a night out with the coaches.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi From the Centre, Montreal, Canada.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    6:00 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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano - It's the biggest night in women's UFC history as female athletes get top and co-main billing. Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her crown for the fifth time, this time against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXSTV: AXS TV Fights
    CES MMA XXXI - Chip Moraza-Pollard meets Gil de Freitas; Kody Nordby and Dinis Paiva are schedules to appear.

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

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXSTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 403 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten live from Los Angeles; Michael Schiavello and Pat Miletich recap CES XXXI; special guest Amy Dardashtian.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Machida vs. Dollaway - Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway; Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon; Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Patrick Cummins; Elias Silverio vs. Rashid Magomedov; Erick Silva vs. Mike Rhodes; Daniel Sarafian vs. Antonio Dos Santos. From Barueri, Brazil.

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





    Tuesday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

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

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    3:30 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.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bader vs. Saint Preux – Prelims - From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 30 - Part 2

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor

    11:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

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





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Holloway vs. Oliveira - Valerie Letourneau vs. Maryna Moroz; Tony Sims vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier; Francisco Trinaldo vs. Chad Laprise; Josh Burkman vs. Patrick Cote; Erick Silva vs. Neil Magny; Charles Oliveira vs. Max Holloway. From Saskatoon, Sask.

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

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC Fight Night Nashville - All-new sights and sounds from UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux; the Octagon's best weigh-in on the value of momentum versus learning from a loss; elite light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson's Warrior Code.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Answers

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

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2 - Two titles are on the line at UFC 169. In the main event, now-undisputed bantamweight king Renan Barao faces the former WEC champion Urijah Faber. In the co-main event, featherweight Jose Aldo gets his toughest test in the form of Ricardo Lamas.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Holloway vs. Oliveira - Valerie Letourneau vs. Maryna Moroz; Tony Sims vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier; Francisco Trinaldo vs. Chad Laprise; Josh Burkman vs. Patrick Cote; Erick Silva vs. Neil Magny; Charles Oliveira vs. Max Holloway. From Saskatoon, Sask.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell - Revisit the star-studded UFC 52 event, topped by the second legendary title fight between future Hall of Famers Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator 141 - Melvin Guillard vs. Brandon Girtz; from Temecula, Calif.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 44 - Valdir Araujo faces Alex Morono; Bilal Williams, Justin Reiswerg, Charlie Ontiveros and Sage Northcutt also appear; live from Houston.

    11:15 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA's Top 20 Knockouts
    The most devastating and exciting finishes to have ever occurred inside the Bellator cage.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Answers

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 395 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice discuss UFC 191; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down Legacy 44; plus Scott Coker and Dan Henderson.

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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
    Onslaught - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC Fight Night Nashville

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem - Relive UFC 141, Bock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2 - Two titles are on the line at UFC 169. In the main event, now-undisputed bantamweight king Renan Barao faces the former WEC champion Urijah Faber. In the co-main event, featherweight Jose Aldo gets his toughest test in the form of Ricardo Lamas.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Answers

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Answers

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson

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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: 393 - Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck break down UFC FN 74; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss CES MMA XXX; guests Victor Cui, George Garcia and Brian Garcia.

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

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Teixeira vs. St. 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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

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