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



    Tuesday



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

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

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 143: Nick Diaz takes on Carlos Condit for the Interim title.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest fights in Pride history.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 7: Be the General Coach B.J. Penn squares off with a team member. Dana White confronts Penn about the direction of his team. The final four of fighters square off in the final 2 preliminary bouts.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir; Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping; Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Swick.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum – Preview Preview of all the action for Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum, in Brazil.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cub Swanson shares his inspiring story of perseverance; Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez full blast; Bruce Buffer reflects on a career; behind the scenes with the Octagon girls.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night Episode 18: Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
    Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann; Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tyson Griffin; Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller. From April 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tenn.

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

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



    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    4:00 a.m. ET AXS: AXS TV Fights: The Voice vs. Dana White
    UFC President Dana White discusses the early days of UFC, boxing vs. MMA, and Fedor Emelianenko.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC
    Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    12:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida from UFC on FOX; Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard from UFC 136.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 7: Be the General Coach B.J. Penn squares off with a team member. Dana White confronts Penn about the direction of his team. The final four of fighters square off in the final 2 preliminary bouts.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Dan Henderson, Mark Kerr vs. Igor Borisov, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Heath Herring, and Josh Barnett vs. Mark Hunt.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir; Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping; Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Swick.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 136: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard III and Jose Aldo vs Kenny Florian.

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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.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    FOX 7 Fight Flashback Ultimate Fighter upset winner Kelvin Gastelum in studio.

    6:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 133

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Swanson; Velasquez; Buffer; Octagon Girls Cub Swanson shares his inspiring story of perseverance; Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez full blast; Bruce Buffer reflects on a career; behind the scenes with the Octagon girls.

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 Prelims
    Mike Pyle vs. Rick Story; Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway; Colton Smith vs. Robert Whittaker; Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo. From Las Vegas.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Anderson Silva

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Anderson Silva

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 136: Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 3 and Jose Aldo vs Kenny Florian.

    5:30 p.m. ET The Score: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Dan Henderson, Mark Kerr vs. Igor Borisov, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Heath Herring, and Josh Barnett vs. Mark Hunt.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir; Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping; Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Swick.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    The 'Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier battle in one of the greatest fights on the year; Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs; Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker.

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

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 7: Be the General Coach B.J. Penn squares off with a team member. Dana White confronts Penn about the direction of his team. The final four of fighters square off in the final 2 preliminary bouts.

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  • Top 5 Stories of the Week By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Shane Carwin will be remembered for his brutal knockout power. | Photo: Sherdog.com



    Shane Carwin will fight no more, as the former Ultimate Fighting Championship interim heavyweight titleholder announced his retirement on May 7.

    “Officially retired [today],” Carwin wrote on his Twitter feed. “Thank you to my family, friends and fans! Dream big. God Bless.”

    Carwin has battled injuries over the last two years and has not competed since June 2011, when he was outpointed by Junior dos Santos in a one-sided showdown at UFC 131. The heavyweight underwent back surgery following his loss to “Cigano” and was selected the following year to coach opposite Roy Nelson on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 13. However, that pairing was not to be, as Carwin suffered a knee injury that knocked him out of the show’s live finale.

    Known for his elite punching power, Carwin began his pro career in impressive fashion, knocking out his first 12 opponents inside the first round. The 38-year-old made his Octagon debut in 2008 and rattled off three victories before stopping Frank Mir to win the interim heavyweight championship at UFC 111.

    Carwin then nearly became the undisputed champion in July 2010 after dropping Brock Lesnar in the first round of their UFC 116 conflict. However, Lesnar managed to survive an onslaught of ground-and-pound and submitted a fatigued Carwin in the second round, ending his bid to become undisputed champion. Carwin retires with a career record of 12-2, earning seven of his victories by knockouts and five via submission.

    Sun Sets

    Select Group

    Bye Bye ‘Bad Boy’

    Costly Absence

    Fight Masters


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



    Tuesday



    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Countdown of the fastest fights.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar; Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin; Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.

    9:00 p.m. ET FX: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 10: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Quarter finals 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: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs. The earliest octagon moments of future title-holders Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 119

    11:00 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.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: 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.

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



    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 83 UFC News for the week of March 19.

    3:30 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.

    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.

    8:00 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.

    8:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Siyar Bahadurzada's incredible journey; Ultimate 8 UFC debuts; Brian Stann fights on for his fellow Marines.

    9:00 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.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    3:00 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.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 83 UFC News for the week of March 19.

    7:00 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.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar; Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin; Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    9:30 p.m. ET NBC: World Series of Fighting 2
    Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson; Tyson Nam vs. Marlon Moraes. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    12:00 a.m. ET NBC: World Series of Fighting 2
    Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson; Tyson Nam vs. Marlon Moraes. From Atlantic City, N.J.

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



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 16
    A historic collection of matchups.

    4:00 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.

    6:30 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.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Siyar Bahadurzada's incredible journey; Ultimate 8 UFC debuts; Brian Stann fights on for his fellow Marines.

    7:30 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.

    8:00 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.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 83 UFC News for the week of March 19.

    4:30 p.m. ET 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.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 83 UFC News for the week of March 19.

    8:30 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.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    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
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar; Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin; Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 11

    11:00 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.

    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: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Countdown of the fastest fights.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 11

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



    Friday



    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 Ontario: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

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

    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos
    From the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick. From Los Angeles. (Card subject to change)

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 1: Bring It! Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson coach opposing teams of fighters competing for a six-figure UFC contract.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 2: What We Do Sixteen victorious welterweights move into the house; Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin pick their squads; the first two welterweights face off.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 3: We Have Control One fighter engages in noisy late night activities, creating enemies on both teams; Coach Carwin announces his first match-up.

    1:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 4: Can't Fix Stupid Dana treats the fighters to a special outing away from the house; Roy uses a bizarre method to pick the next matchup; one fighter's weight problem puts his future in jeopardy; two more welterweights face off.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 5: Unleash the Beast Julian Lane lashes out after being disrespected by another fighter; Team Nelson wants more coaching from Roy; Mike Ricci once again finds himself at odds with Nic Herron-Webb; Coach Carwin chooses two welterweights to fight.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 6: One Mission Team Nelson has doubts about Roy's leadership, Carwin puts his squad through an unusual training session; a prank at the house ignites heated smack talk between fighters; two more welterweights face off in the fifth preliminary fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 7: Summer Camp Coach Roy once again has a fighter choose his own opponent; Forrest Griffin drops in for training; the feud between Hill and Secor reaches its boiling point; Dana White expresses his outrage after the 6th preliminary fight.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 8: Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Trash talk causes a scuffle; Dana visits the house to give the fighters an eye-opening lecture; two more welterweights face off in the 7th preliminary fight.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 9: Betrayal James Chaney owns up to his unsportsmanlike conduct; one fighter turns against his friend; Mike Ricci takes on Dom Waters in the final preliminary fight; Dana White announces the quarterfinal match-ups.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 11: Fight the Perfect Fight Joey Rivera and Jon Manley face-off to stay in the competition; the tension builds between Michal Hill and Mike Ricci before they enter the octagon; the last two match-ups before the finale are revealed.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 12: Semifinal Showdown Two semifinal fights determine which two men will move on to fight in the finale for a UFC contract.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 14: Finale Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier; Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard; Shane del Rosario vs. Pat Barry; Mike Ricci vs. Colton Smith; Matt Mitrione vs. Roy Nelson. From Las Vegas. (Card subject to change)

    11:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    2012 Best Of Kenny, Bas and Ron discuss highlights from the year.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS: AXS TV The Best of 2012
    Highlights from the year's fights.

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



    Thursday



    4:30 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.

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

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle; Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim; Brendan Schaub vs Mirko Cro Cop; Rashad Evans vs Tito Ortiz.

    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 Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis Prelims
    The next generation of UFC stars in a night of unforgettable action.

    9:00 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.

    9:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 84

    10:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 85

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown155
    Leading up to the Heavyweight title fight UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez II.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 1 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.

    11:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 86

    11:30 a.m. ET SpikeTV: 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.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 82

    1:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 83 George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon; B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes; Akiyama vs. Leben.

    2:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 89

    3:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 90 Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber, bantamweight title match. Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards, lightweight match.

    4:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 91 Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes, featherweight match; Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago, middleweight match; Jake Ellenberger vs. Sean Pierson, welterweight match.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 1 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 SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 93 Jon Jones takes on Ryan Bader; Junior dos Santos takes on Shane Carwin; Cain Velasquez takes on Brock Lesnar.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 143 Nick Diaz takes on Carlos Condit for the Interim title.

    6:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 92 Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami; Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin; Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve.

    7:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: UFC Unleashed
    EPISODE: 94 Jon Jones vs. Rampage Jackson; Minotauro Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Countdown
    Countdown to UFC 155

    8:00 p.m. ET Ontario: UFC Countdown
    Countdown to UFC 155

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 Part 1 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.

    8:30 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.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Cain Valasquez vs. Junior dos Santos
    From the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Countdown
    Countdown to UFC 155

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown155
    Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez II Leading up to the Heavyweight title fight UFC 155: Dos Santos vs Velasquez II.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Countdown
    Countdown to UFC 155

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    UFC 143 Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit; UFC 142 Rousimar Palhares and and Mike Massenzio; Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Fastest Fights in Pride History Countdown of the fastest fights.

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



    Friday

    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC Rio Jose Aldo defends his Featherweight title against undefeated Chad Mendes.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit - Prelims
    John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout; Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho; Chad Griggs vs. Cyrille Diabate; Alessio Sakara vs. Patrick Cote. From Bell Centre in Montreal.

    9:00 a.m. ET MTV2: Bellator Fighting Championships 81
    Marcin Held vs. Rich Clementi; Dave Jansen vs. Ricardo Tirloni; Marlon Sandro vs. Dustin Neace.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Miller vs. Diaz
    Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz; Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson; Josh Koscheck vs. Johnny Hendricks. From New Jersey.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit - Prelims
    John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout; Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho; Chad Griggs vs. Cyrille Diabate; Alessio Sakara vs. Patrick Cote. From Bell Centre in Montreal.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 1: Bring It! Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson coach opposing teams of fighters competing for a six-figure UFC contract.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 2: What We Do Sixteen victorious welterweights move into the house; Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin pick their squads; the first two welterweights face off.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 3: We Have Control One fighter engages in noisy late night activities, creating enemies on both teams; Coach Carwin announces his first match-up.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 4: Can't Fix Stupid Dana treats the fighters to a special outing away from the house; Roy uses a bizarre method to pick the next matchup; one fighter's weight problem puts his future in jeopardy; two more welterweights face off.

    8:00 p.m. ET MTV2: Bellator's Road to the Championships Season 7
    Highlights from the tournaments this season; analysis on the finals.

    9:00 p.m. ET MAVTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 267 Benson Henderson; Kenny Rice; Bas Rutten; Ron Kruck talks with Dana White.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 5: Unleash the Beast Julian Lane lashes out after being disrespected by another fighter; Team Nelson wants more coaching from Roy; Mike Ricci once again finds himself at odds with Nic Herron-Webb; Coach Carwin chooses two welterweights to fight.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: The Score Fighting Series 7
    Jordan Mein vs. Forrest Petz; from Hamilton, Ontario.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 6: One Mission Team Nelson has doubts about Roy's leadership, Carwin puts his squad through an unusual training session; a prank at the house ignites heated smack talk between fighters; two more welterweights face off in the fifth preliminary fight.

    10:00 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.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 7: Summer Camp Coach Roy once again has a fighter choose his own opponent; Forrest Griffin drops in for training; the feud between Hill and Secor reaches its boiling point; Dana White expresses his outrage after the 6th preliminary fight.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 8: Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Trash talk causes a scuffle; Dana visits the house to give the fighters an eye-opening lecture; two more welterweights face off in the 7th preliminary fight.

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