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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Owner vs. Owner

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Owner vs. Owner

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Renan Barao vs. Anthony Leone - Classic fights that prove that bigger isn't always badder.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Owner vs. Owner

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Owner vs. Owner

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 180
    Werdum vs. Hunt – Prelims From Mexico City, Mexico.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Owner vs. Owner

    6:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Pacquiao vs. Mosely

    7:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. Hatton

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Owner vs. Owner

    8:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Mayweather vs. De La Hoya

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Top 5 Greatest Fights

    9:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2013: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero - Mayweather, Jr. vs. Guerrero for the WBC welterweight title. From May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Mercito Gesta vs. Carlos Molina From Indio, Calif.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2013: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez - Mayweather takes on Alvarez for the WBC light middleweight and WBA Super World light middleweight titles. From Sept. 14, 2013 in Las Vegas.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2014: Marcos Maidana vs. Floyd Mayweather - Floyd Mayweather takes on Marcos Maidana. From May 3, 2014.

    12:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2013: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez - Mayweather takes on Alvarez for the WBC light middleweight and WBA Super World light middleweight titles. From Sept. 14, 2013 in Las Vegas.

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

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





    Thursday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Fast-Moving Firefights

    6:00 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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Machida vs. Couture - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama, Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia, and Donald Cerrone vs. Dennis Siver.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Fast-Moving Firefights

    6:30 p.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 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2

    11:30 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Fonfara vs. Stevenson

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso From Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Johnson; Lamas; The Korean Zombie - Nonstop action by lightweight fighters.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mendes vs. Lamas – Prelims Justin Jones vs. Ron Stallings; Timothy Johnson vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov; Alexander Yakovlev vs. Gray Maynard; Lauren Murphy vs. Liz Carmouche. From Fairfax, Va.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mendes vs. Lamas - Diego Ferreira vs. Dustin Poirier; Robbie Peralta vs. Clay Guida; Milana Dudieva vs. Julianna Pena; Mitch Clarke vs. Michael Chiesa; Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal; Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas. From Fairfax, Va.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rough Justice - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Lyoto Machida - Lyoto Machida recounts one of the greatest fights of 2014 as he battles Chris Weidman for the middleweight belt. He also shows his techniques behind his signature moves and describes the principles of his Warrior Code.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida - Two title fights as middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his crown against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida. UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey will defend her title against top contender Alexis Davis.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Fierce

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rough Justice - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Fierce

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Miocic vs. Maldonado - Robbie Peralta vs. Rony Jason; Alexander Yakovlev vs. Demian Maia; Warlley Alves vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr.; Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Vitor Miranda; Fabio Maldonado vs. Stipe Miocic. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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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
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    WEC's Final Event - Take a look back at WEC 53 for two memorable lightweight fights: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki.

    8:00 a.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.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

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

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Rousey vs. Zingano

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents Breaking Ground: Ronda Rousey
    The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    6:00 a.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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Beastmaster - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Menominee Casino.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Beastmaster - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Menominee Casino.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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





    Thursday



    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Pettis vs. Melendez - Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez offer unfiltered access to their lightweight championship at UFC 181; Ben Saunders' omoplata submission analyzed in Gracie Breakdown; former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks unlocks his warrior code.

    9:00 a.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.

    12:00 p.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.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

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

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Pettis vs. Melendez - Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez offer unfiltered access to their lightweight championship at UFC 181; Ben Saunders' omoplata submission analyzed in Gracie Breakdown; former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks unlocks his warrior code.

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





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Brown vs. Silva - Louis Smolka vs. Chris Cariaso; Ruan Potts vs. Soa Palelei; Tim Means vs. Neil Magny; Daron Cruickshank vs. Erik Koch; Lorenz Larkin vs. Costas Philippou; Erick Silva vs. Matt Brown. From Cincinnati.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts - Featuring Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez and more.

    7:30 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 38 - UFC veteren Anthony Njokuani fights Thomas Gifford; Jason Sampson meets Joseph Sandoval; live from Allen, Texas.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: GLORY 19: Virginia
    Glory Kickboxing is live from Fayetteville, N.C., as Tournament winner Errol Zimmerman gets his shot at Glory Gold as he faces the reigning Heavyweight Champ Rico Verhoeven.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    11:15 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA's Countdown to the British Invasion
    A look at U.K. fighters Paul Daley, Michael Page, Linton Vassell and Liam McGeary before they come to Connecticut's Mohegan Sun on Feb 27th.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 373 - UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Thatch; guests Brandon Thatch, Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry; a recap of Legacy FC 38.

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





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Analysis and breaking down the key light heavyweight fights on the main card; interviews with the winners; highlights from tonight's matches.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts - Devasting knockouts.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Spectacular head-kick knockouts.

    2:30 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.

    9:30 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.

    10:00 p.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.

    11:00 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.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts - Featuring Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez and more.

    12:00 a.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.

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Rising
    Conor McGregor

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Special Edition 2015 Preview

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2014

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 149: Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao - Interim bantamweight championship.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II - UFC lightweight title rematch.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 152: Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Xtreme Fighting Championship
    Florida-based professional mixed martial arts featuring top American prospects, international stars and UFC veterans.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fight Network: Xtreme Fighting Championship
    Florida-based professional mixed martial arts featuring top American prospects, international stars and UFC veterans.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise: Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Las Cruces, N.M.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise II - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Rising
    Conor McGregor

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise: Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Las Cruces, N.M.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida - Two title fights as middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his crown against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey will defend her title against top contender Alexis Davis.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise II - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

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





    Thursday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Special Edition 2015 Preview

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Donald Cerrone - A video diary covering a week in the life of a unique and exciting UFC fighter.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis - Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao - Interim bantamweight championship.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Submissions - Top submissions examined.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rising Stars - See the wild finishes that put up-and-coming fighters on the fast-track to becoming big stars. With Conor McGregor, Cat Zingano, Myles Jury, and more.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Special Edition 2015 Preview

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 - Junior dos Santos defends his title.

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