Royce Gracie's Blogs

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



    Wednesday



    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz - Prelims
    Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker; Darren Elkins vs. Antonio Carvalho; Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller; Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi. From Montreal.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Siyar Bahadurzada's incredible journey; Ultimate 8 UFC debuts; Brian Stann fights on for his fellow Marines.

    11:30 a.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 Tonight
    EPISODE: 83 UFC News for the week of March 19.

    2:30 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.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz - Prelims
    Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker; Darren Elkins vs. Antonio Carvalho; Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller; Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi. From Montreal.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends II Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: Gracie Jiu Jitsu
    Rener and Ryron Gracie cover the core positions, principles and techniques of Gracie Jiu Jitsu that were made famous in the UFC.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    No Weight Classes Some of the biggest size discrepancies in MMA history.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 16
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 83 UFC News for the week of March 19.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage
    KOTC Regulators Carlos Castro vs. Humberto Duarte; Cliff Burgess vs. Zack Fisher; Deon Clash vs. Jordan Johnson; Carlos Chaparro vs. Aaron Wilson; Peter Baltimore vs. Ray Borg; Mike Poe vs. Joey Miolla.

    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 FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 16
    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 FuelTV: King of the Cage
    KOTC Regulators Carlos Castro vs. Humberto Duarte; Cliff Burgess vs. Zack Fisher; Deon Clash vs. Jordan Johnson; Carlos Chaparro vs. Aaron Wilson; Peter Baltimore vs. Ray Borg; Mike Poe vs. Joey Miolla.

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

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

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

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 16
    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 101: Gracie Jiu Jitsu
    Rener and Ryron Gracie cover the core positions, principles and techniques of Gracie Jiu Jitsu that were made famous in the UFC.

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



    Wednesday



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    Inside Tristar Gym Live All-access look inside the Tristar Gym in Montreal where current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St. Pierre trains.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua; Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn; Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick. From Seattle.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua; Rory MacDonald vs. BJ Penn; Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick. From Seattle.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The greatest knockouts in pride history.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends II Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 274 Breaking down 'Strikeforce: Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine'; the weigh-ins in Oklahoma City.

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

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Analysts FUEL TV's expert panel of analysts, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian and Brian Stann sit down with Jay Glazer.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

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

    11:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Michael Bisping.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 274 Breaking down 'Strikeforce: Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine'; the weigh-ins in Oklahoma City.

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



    Thursday



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

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

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

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

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

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

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Fuel for the Fire Long Island native Chris Weidman tours the town he loves; Alexander Gustafsson sits down with Jon Anik; Nate Diaz's submission game; Chad Mendes' dominating performance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Answers
    UFC fighters' takes on topics from the hard-hitting to the totally random.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC
    Ultimate Submissions 2

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Alexander Gustafsson's San Diego training; Joe Lauzon's signature moves; Arianny Celeste poses.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Flashback Seattle; Heavyweights Collide Experience UFC on FOX 5 from a new perspective; The comeback of Cain Velasquez; Randy Couture analyzes the Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez championship fight.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Mark Munoz and welterweight Jake Ellenberger.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

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

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann Prelims
    The next generation of UFC stars in a night of unforgettable action.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest fights in Pride history.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Mana From Neil Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu,HI.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 147: Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin II Highlights of UFC 147 in Brazil.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 7
    A historic collection of match ups.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 6
    Great knockouts including an epic battle between Randy Velarde and Tim Conrad.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Mana From Neil Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu,HI.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 6
    Great knockouts including an epic battle between Randy Velarde and Tim Conrad.

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



    Sunday



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

    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

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

    4:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

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

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable Legends
    Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    4:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable Legends II
    Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unrestricted
    An unprecedented and exclusive look deep inside the tense 36 hours leading up to UFC 148.

    8:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 20
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    9:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Mana From Neil Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu,HI.

    11:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 6
    A historic collection of match ups.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario:The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Knockouts 9
    A compilation of knockouts from Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Jon Jones, B.J. Penn and Cain Velasquez, to name a few.

    12:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Mana From Neil Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu,HI.

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



    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight'12 Review; '13 Preview
    Relive the year's best moments in UFC; look ahead to UFC in 2013, with a preview of what's in store.

    3:00 a.m. ET AXS: Fights
    The Best of 2012 Highlights from the year's fights.

    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Flashback Seattle; Heavyweights Collide Experience UFC on FOX 5 from a new perspective; The comeback of Cain Velasquez; Randy Couture analyzes the Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez championship fight.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter
    A former Georgia police officer who became a UFC icon, and found fame as a professional athlete when he was just looking for a fight.

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: The Moves
    Learn the secret moves of the best fighters in the world.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: The Fundamentals
    Fighters Kenny Florian and Rashad Evans teach you the fundamentals of watching the UFC.

    8:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    Inside Tristar Gym Live All-access look inside the Tristar Gym in Montreal where current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St. Pierre trains.

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

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Mark Munoz and welterweight Jake Ellenberger.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Middleweight Michael Bisping.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Rashad Evans Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

    12:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: In the Moment
    The Rise of Jon Jones An all-access look at the rise of Jon Jones, as he trains, fights, travels, and works.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Champion's Roundtable With Jay Glazer
    Jay Glazer chats all things UFC.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter Trivia The toughest men on the planet answer questions ranging from mixed martial arts trivia to pop culture.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighters cut Rashad Evans gives you an inside look at his biggest fights.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter
    A former Georgia police officer who became a UFC icon, and found fame as a professional athlete when he was just looking for a fight.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    The Blackzilians Go behind the scenes with the Blackzilians, Rashad Evans's elite Florida team.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends II Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    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.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    2012 Best Of Kenny, Bas and Ron discuss highlights from the year.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unrestricted
    An unprecedented and exclusive look deep inside the tense 36 hours leading up to UFC 148.

    9:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: In the Moment
    The Rise of Jon Jones An all-access look at the rise of Jon Jones, as he trains, fights, travels, and works.

    11:00 P.M. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter Trivia The toughest men on the planet answer questions ranging from mixed martial arts trivia to pop culture.

    11:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut Rashad Evans gives you an inside look at his biggest fights.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Bad Blood
    Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz Bitter enemies Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz do battle in an outside of the Octagon.

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



    Sunday



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

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

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

    3:30 a.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    5:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    5:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Legends Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, and 'The People's Champ' Tito Ortiz.

    8:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 3
    The most brutal and devastating K.O.'s in MMA history.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    9:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    11:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 4
    A historic collection of match ups.

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


    4:00 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)

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 1

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter
    A former Georgia police officer who became a UFC icon, and found fame as a professional athlete when he was just looking for a fight.

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    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua; Rory MacDonald vs. BJ Penn; Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick. From Seattle.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unrestricted
    An unprecedented and exclusive look deep inside the tense 36 hours leading up to UFC 148.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson
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  • ESPN MMA Hot Button: Who Should Hughes' Last Foe Be? By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Every week inside ESPN.com's MMA section, two scribes debate the most pressing issues in the sport in the Hot Button.

    This week, Sherdog.com Administrative Editor Jordan Breen and ESPN.com's Chuck Mindenhall debate what an appropriate retirement bout for welterweight legend Matt Hughes.

    Is a rematch with fellow icon Royce Gracie an appropriate swan song for Hughes, or should the longtime UFC welterweight champion get a chance to avenge his two early career losses to nemesis Dennis Hallman?

    Click here to read the latest ESPN MMA Hot Button.

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  • Sherdog Remembers: Hughes vs. Gracie By: Sherdog.com Staff

    It was as if Matt Hughes was fighting an amateur. He did what he wanted when he wanted and how he wanted to do it, all to the man credited with pouring the foundation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    In less than five minutes at UFC 60, Hughes shattered what remained of the mystique surrounding hall of famer Royce Gracie, has he beat the Brazilian at his own game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In doing so, Hughes showed the world just how far the modern-day mixed martial artist had progressed. Despite the hopes of his loyal supporters, Gracie could not turn back the clock. The corvette sped right past the Model-T.

    Hughes pawed at Gracie with strikes before the two clinched along the cage. A takedown followed, and Hughes controlled his opponent from side control. Gracie tried to free himself from bottom position, the very place from which he had built much of his legend. Hughes did not relent, trapping Gracie’s arm in a kimura and threatening the submission master with a taste of his own medicine. Alas, Hughes released the hold and transitioned to back mount when Gracie flipped to his stomach. Unanswered blows to Gracie’s head forced the stoppage, as Hughes unleashed a punishing stream of fists for the finish.

    Never before had someone so thoroughly controlled and dominated Gracie, who entered the cage seven months shy of his 40th birthday. It marked his first appearance inside the Octagon since his rematch with Ken Shamrock ended in a draw at UFC 5. Gracie has not fought for the UFC since.

    In the five years that have passed since the Hughes-Gracie encounter, Hughes has experienced his own decline, as diminished skills and age have taken their nature toll on a once-dominant champion. Young lions have risen and surpassed him, as evidenced by one-sided losses to Thiago Alves and Georges St. Pierre (twice).

    Still, Hughes’ flawless performance against Gracie remains an historical piece of the MMA fabric, and it took place on this day five years ago.

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