Renan Barao's Blogs

  • Zane Simon Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    This week in “Press Row,” Jordan Breen and BloodyElbow.com's Zane Simon discuss T.J. Dillashaw-Renan Barao 2 and the unfortunate events that have led to bantamweight becoming MMA's new bastard division.

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





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    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's Road to the Octagon
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Upsets - Three of the most unexpected, most shocking upsets in MMA championship history. With Georges St. Pierre, Matt Hughes, B.J. Penn, T.J. Dillashaw and more.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Bisping vs. Leites - Leonardo Mafra vs. Stevie Ray; Pawel Pawlak vs. Leon Edwards; Cortney Casey vs. Joanne Calderwood; Ivan Jorge vs. Joe Duffy; Evan Dunham vs. Ross Pearson; Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites. From Glasgow, Scotland.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

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

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    7:00 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 MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Play - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

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

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Play - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Video: UFC ‘Road to the Octagon: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2’ By: Sherdog.com Staff


    “UFC Road to the Octagon: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2” goes inside the training camps of of the main and co-main event fighters from this Saturday’s UFC on Fox 16 card. UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champ Renan Barao are featured, as are female bantamweight contenders Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye.

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





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Bisping vs. Leites - Leonardo Mafra vs. Stevie Ray; Pawel Pawlak vs. Leon Edwards; Cortney Casey-Sanchez vs. Joanne Calderwood; Ivan Jorge vs. Joe Duffy; Evan Dunham vs. Ross Pearson; Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites. From Glasgow, Scotland.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Bisping vs. Leites – Prelims - Paul Redmond vs. Robert Whiteford; Teemu Packalen vs. Mickael Lebout; Hans Stringer vs. Ilir Latifi; Vaughan Lee vs. Patrick Holohan. From Glasgow, Scotland.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    The Ultimate Fighter Champions

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw

    4:30 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.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Renan Barao vs. Anthony Leone - Classic bantamweight and featherweight fights.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless - The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

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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
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero – Prelims - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Steve Bosse vs Thiago Santos. From Hollywood, Fla.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    11:00 a.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.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler On the Brink

    6:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 155

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler On the Brink

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Light Heavyweight Title Timeline - See the recent fights that crowned new 205-pound champions in one of the most talented divisions in the UFC. With Jon Jones, Mauricio Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    8:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 156

    10:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 155

    12:00 a.m. E Mav TV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 156

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





    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular
    Fight Night: Cage Fury 49 From Bethlehem, Pa.

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

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Johny Hendricks' top five knockouts.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 3: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Settling the Score

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point - The pressure of the octagon bleeds into the house as tempers flare on both teams. Also, a medical emergency threatens the future of one of the fighters and his team.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds - One of the fighters struggles to cope with the devastation of his loss. Meanwhile, two fighters with a history in the octagon are ready for a rematch.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 7: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Eyes on the Prize - American Top Team struggles to put the fire back into their team. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians face the threat of losing one of their own.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

    9:30 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Boxing
    David Lemieux vs. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam - Middleweight bout between Lemieux (33-2, 31 KO) and N'Dam N'jikam (31-1, 18 KO) from Montreal.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Condit vs. Kampmann II - Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares; Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez; Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon; Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann. From Indianapolis.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Melendez vs. Sanchez - Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Top 10

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    11:30 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.

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





    Friday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Farber.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    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 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche The first women's fight in UFC history.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Farber.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 137

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

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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 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

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

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    The Ultimate Fighter Champions

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Featherweight title fight.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights - The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

    7:00 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.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular
    Fight Night: Cage Fury

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

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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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