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



    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos in UFC on Fox; Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum in UFC 143; lightweight fight Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim in UFC 142.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall
    From Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

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

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann
    Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann; Mackens Semerzier vs. Daniel Pineda. From Sydney, Australia.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Fantastic Finishes
    EPISODE: 4 2005 UFC match between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg; 2001 Kevin Harvick's first NASCAR Cup series win; college football upset when Colorado beats Oklahoma in 2007.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson
    Rousimar Palhares vs. Hector Lombard; Norman Parke vs. Colin Fletcher; Scott Bradley vs. Robert Whittaker; George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson. From Queensland, Australia. (Card subject to change)

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 305 Iconic moments in mixed martial arts.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 22 Paul Buentello and James McSweeney compete.

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

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Conor McGregor; Joe Lauzon; Travis Browne; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar

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



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Conor McGregor; Joe Lauzon; Travis Browne; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross 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 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest Japanese Fighters The best of Pride's Japanese hometown stars.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Conor McGregor; Joe Lauzon; Travis Browne; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 146: Relive all the action from UFC 146: Junior dos Santos vs Frank Mir, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon; Uriah Hall vs. John Howard; Matt Brown vs. Mike Pyle; Iuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber; Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem; Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen. From the TD Garden in Boston.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 9: Eyes on the Prize The last quarterfinal matches commence as Joe Warren and Jackson MMA strive to get fighters to the next round.

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



    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Tito Ortiz relives two of his most famous fights.

    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 133

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida Prelims
    Longtime lightweight rivals Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout, and featherweights Ross Pearson and Cub Swanson.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    FOX 7 Fight Flashback Ultimate Fighter upset winner Kelvin Gastelum in studio.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 133

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The most shocking moments in Pride history.

    1:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Tito Ortiz relives two of his most famous fights.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 133

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    Relive the action from UFC 144 Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Tito Ortiz relives two of his most famous fights.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 4: Waah, Waah! Team Pulver looks to continue its winning; Team Penn must deal with a member that won't listen.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The most shocking moments in Pride history.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Frankie Edgar takes on Sean Sherk in a lightweight bout; Chael Sonnen takes on Nate Marquardt.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    Relive the action from UFC 144 Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.

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



    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    3:30 a.m. ET MavTV: The Conventioneers
    UFC Fan Expo Jason and Matt jump into the trade show octagon at the UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Expo.

    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Michael Bisping.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 2: Not in the House

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 3: This is My Zone B.J. and his coaches are unhappy with Team Penn's effort; Gabe goes to extreme measures to cut weight.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    FOX 7 Fight Flashback Ultimate Fighter upset winner Kelvin Gastelum in studio.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 133

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Tito Ortiz relives two of his most famous fights.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 133

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Prelims
    Cody Donovan vs. Nick Penner; Mike Wilkinson vs. Brendan Loughnane; Manuel Rodriguez vs. Benny Alloway; Seth Baczynski vs. Mike Pierce; Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac; Yaotzin Meza vs. Chad Mendes. From Queensland, Australia. (Card subject to change)

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 3: This is My Zone B.J. and his coaches are unhappy with Team Penn's effort; Gabe goes to extreme measures to cut weight.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    UFC to Pride Fighters that successfully transition from UFC to Pride.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Tito Ortiz relives two of his most famous fights.

    7:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage: Best of 2012


    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 133

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 144: Relive the action from UFC 144 Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.

    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 MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 23
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    9:00 p.m. ET The Score: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    10:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage: Best of 2012


    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 4: Waah, Waah! Team Pulver looks to continue its winning; Team Penn must deal with a member that won't listen.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 23
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    Welterweights Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida face off in UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fights for the Troops at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

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



    Friday



    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez
    Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez battle for the light heavyweight title; Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier; Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson. From San Jose, Calif.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Prelims
    Cody Donovan vs. Nick Penner; Mike Wilkinson vs. Brendan Loughnane; Manuel Rodriguez vs. Benny Alloway; Seth Baczynski vs. Mike Pierce; Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac; Yaotzin Meza vs. Chad Mendes. From Queensland, Australia. (Card subject to change)

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 135: Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson and Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen
    Leading up to UFC 159: Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen, UFC Countdown sets the stage.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen
    Weigh-in From Brazil.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez
    Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez battle for the light heavyweight title; Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier; Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson. From San Jose, Calif.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen - Preview of all the action for UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 127

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Mauricio Rua vs. Jon Jones; Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort; Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida, Nate Diaz vs Donald Cerrone, Bart Palaszewski vs Tyson Griffin, and Ryan Bader vs Jason Brilz.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen - Preview of all the action for UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 127

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

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



    Thursday



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

    4:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    4:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    The Gracie brothers break down Georges St.Pierre's historic arm bar; the greatest UFC Feuds; Carlos Condit remains committed to his title aspirations; the Strikeforce newcomers.

    6:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Hendricks on the Brink Johny Hendricks all-access account of his UFC 158; Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his home; Cain Velasquez's Harley Davidson photo shoot.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best Of Sonnen 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 Mauricio Rua and Dan Henderson.

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 124

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Prelims
    Cody Donovan vs. Nick Penner; Mike Wilkinson vs. Brendan Loughnane; Manuel Rodriguez vs. Benny Alloway; Seth Baczynski vs. Mike Pierce; Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac; Yaotzin Meza vs. Chad Mendes. From Queensland, Australia. (Card subject to change)

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 1: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the Octagon Twenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    1:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 3: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Embrace the Suffering A fighter responds after being called out; coach Sonnen gives advice to a fighter lacking confidence; coach Jones bonds with his team during a house visit; two fighters deliver explosive action.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 4: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Sign of Disrespect Both teams face off in a spontaneous rap battle at the house; a prank ignites smack talk that carries over to the weigh-in; two fighters face off in the third preliminary fight.

    4:00 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.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 6: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Path to Greatness A fighter's attitude ignites a blowup at the house; the fighters battle it out in a night of bowling; two fighters meet in the octagon for the fifth preliminary fight.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 7: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: His Fist on My FaceThe guys get a night out at Hooters; a fighter's recurring leg pain lands him in the hospital; two fighters square off in the sixth preliminary fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 8: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Bag of Tools Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen compete in a unique and difficult coaches challenge; Dana forces the coaches to decide on the wildcard matchup.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 9: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Wild Card A fighter calls out a competitor to fight in the next round; the teams unite for a Thanksgiving feast; two preliminary losers battle for a chance to get back in the competition; Dana reveals the quarterfinal match-ups.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 10: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Quarterfinals Begin A fighter gets a surprise visit from world champion Ronda Rousey; two fighters face off trying to secure a spot in the final four.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 11: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Vicious Josh Samman faces the aggressive takedowns of Jimmy Quinlan in the third quarterfinal fight; Bubba McDaniel worries that his body may not be up to the challenge of taking on Uriah Hall; Dana reveals the semifinal match-ups.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 12: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Semis Both coaches join the semifinalists on a visit to the Harley-Davidson showroom; the final four do battle.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St.Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

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



    Wednesday



    1:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Frank Mir relives some of his most memorable UFC fights.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks' single-minded focus on GSP; Rory MacDonald Full Blast; Daniel Cormier's ambitions for both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions; and Frank Mir on the warrior code.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Prelims
    Cody Donovan vs. Nick Penner; Mike Wilkinson vs. Brendan Loughnane; Manuel Rodriguez vs. Benny Alloway; Seth Baczynski vs. Mike Pierce; Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac; Yaotzin Meza vs. Chad Mendes. From Queensland, Australia. (Card subject to change)

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Nick Diaz vs Takanori Gomi.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest Japanese Fighters. The best of Pride's Japanese hometown stars.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Frank Mir relives some of his most memorable UFC fights.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 11 Walter Kahuna vs. Abraham Ferrer; Lukas Basham vs. John Gentry; Cole Bates vs. Juan Solis; Spencer Spiker vs. Gerald Harvey; Christian Cardona vs. Shane Benbo; Zeke Enrique vs. Jose Pinzon.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks' single-minded focus on GSP; Rory MacDonald Full Blast; Daniel Cormier's ambitions for both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions; and Frank Mir on the warrior code.

    8:00 p.m. ET UFC Reloaded
    Relive all the action from UFC 146: Dos Santos vs Mir, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 14
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    10:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 11 Walter Kahuna vs. Abraham Ferrer; Lukas Basham vs. John Gentry; Cole Bates vs. Juan Solis; Spencer Spiker vs. Gerald Harvey; Christian Cardona vs. Shane Benbo; Zeke Enrique vs. Jose Pinzon.

    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.

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

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 14
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: World MMA Awards
    In the fifth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards, the silver statuette is bestowed on some the planet's best fighters.

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



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Liz Carmouche prepares for her UFC debut; All-access for the UFC 157 promo shoot; Dustin Poirier's pursuit of the featherweight championship; and Michael Bisping on the UK's rich combat sports history.

    3:30 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.

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

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 3: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Embrace the Suffering A fighter responds after being called out; coach Sonnen gives advice to a fighter lacking confidence; coach Jones bonds with his team during a house visit; two fighters deliver explosive action.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind the scenes at Alistair Overeem's photo shoot; 24 year old Erik Koch; Rashad Evans defines the warrior code; Anthony Pettis shows off his signatures moves.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael McDonald celebrates his birthday; Sacramento's Team Alpha Male; Dan Henderson recounts his career; UFC's finest describe the feeling of a knockout

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Jon Jones, Jon Jones & Rashad Evans face-off looking ahead to UFC 145; All access with Jones and Evans.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Liz Carmouche prepares for her UFC debut; All-access for the UFC 157 promo shoot; Dustin Poirier's pursuit of the featherweight championship; and Michael Bisping on the UK's rich combat sports history.

    11:30 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.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview for FUEL TV 7: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald in London.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Liz Carmouche prepares for her UFC debut; All-access for the UFC 157 promo shoot; Dustin Poirier's pursuit of the featherweight championship; and Michael Bisping on the UK's rich combat sports history.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida Prelims
    Longtime lightweight rivals Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout, and featherweights Ross Pearson and Cub Swanson.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 12
    A historic collection of matchups.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview for FUEL TV 7: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald in London.

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


    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Liz Carmouche prepares for her UFC debut; All-access for the UFC 157 promo shoot; Dustin Poirier's pursuit of the featherweight championship; and Michael Bisping on the UK's rich combat sports history.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard and Jose Aldo vs Kenny Florian.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 12
    A historic collection of matchups.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 11
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

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


    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    Season 17 Episode 2: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Ambush Fourteen middleweights move into the house and training begins; a fighter gets emotional after his team shows serious doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Fighters that successfully transition from UFC to Pride.

    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 MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 11
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson
    Demetrious Johnson takes on John Dodson for the flyweight title; Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira; Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone; Ricardo Lamas vs. Erik Koch. From Chicago.

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



    Friday



    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Answers
    UFC fighters' takes on topics from the hard-hitting to the totally random.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC on FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC on FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Overeem; Koch; Evans; Pettis Behind the scenes at Alistair Overeem's photo shoot; 24 year old Erik Koch; Rashad Evans defines the warrior code; Anthony Pettis shows off his signatures moves.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC on FOX 6: Road to the Octagon
    UFC's main event fighters train for their upcoming bout inside the Octagon on January 26th.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson Weigh-in
    From United Center in Chicago.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross 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)

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC on FX 7: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping; C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell; Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    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 AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 276 Preview of the UFC and Lion Fight Muay Thai events; interviews with Dana White and Quinton Jackson.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC on FOX 6: Road to the Octagon
    UFC's main event fighters train for their upcoming bout inside the Octagon on January 26th.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    11:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider Overeem; Koch; Evans; Pettis Behind the scenes at Alistair Overeem's photo shoot; 24 year old Erik Koch; Rashad Evans defines the warrior code; Anthony Pettis shows off his signatures moves.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS: AXS TV Fights
    Lion Fight Muay Thai VIII Kickboxing from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 9
    A historic collection of matchups.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 8
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    4:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama; B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes; George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon.

    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.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida Prelims
    Longtime lightweight rivals Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout, and featherweights Ross Pearson and Cub Swanson.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    UFC's main event fighters train for their upcoming bout inside the Octagon.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: St-Pierre vs. Hughes Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama; B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes; George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon.

    9:00 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.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida from UFC on FOX; Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard from UFC 136.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2 Ben Askren defends his Welterweight World Championship title against Karl Amoussou; Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala, light heavyweight quarterfinal match . From Thackerville, Okla.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 1: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the OctagonTwenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: 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 SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2 Ben Askren defends his Welterweight World Championship title against Karl Amoussou; Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala, light heavyweight quarterfinal match . From Thackerville, Okla.

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