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





    Sunday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing Golden Boy Live: Ishe Smith vs. Ryan Davis From Las Vegas.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Faber on the Brink Urijah Faber recounts his UFC 169 fight. Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar imagine a world where the UFC never existed.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Henderson vs. 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.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC UnleashedBenson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown; Jake Ellengerger vs. Martin Kampmann.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche The first women's fight in UFC history.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    4:00 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.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Dan Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider FOX UFC Saturday; Lorenz Larkin; Al Iaquinta From Orlando.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Dan Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

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





    Friday



    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Countdown to Golden Boy '14
    Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and Marcos'El Chino' Maidana prepare for their fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - Prelims
    Charlie Brenneman vs. Danny Castillo, lightweight bout; Bethe Correia vs. Jessamyn Duke, women's bantamweight bout; Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi, lightweight bout; Timothy Elliott vs. Joseph Benavidez, flyweight bout. From Baltimore.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Countdown to Golden Boy '14
    Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and Marcos'El Chino' Maidana prepare for their fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 1009 In Atlantic City, N.J. Former champ Joe Warren takes on Bantamweight Champ Eduardo Dantas. Andrey Koreskov meets Sam Oropeza in the Welterweight Tournament.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Faber on the Brink Urijah Faber recounts his UFC 169 fight. Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar imagine a world where the UFC never existed.

    11:15 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Countdown to Glory 16: Denver
    Behind the scenes as Nieky Holzken and Marc de Bonte prepare for Glory; a look at fighters training.

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports: Boxing 2013
    Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Rene Maidana From Dec. 14, 2013.

    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Dan Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

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

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

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Finishes Knockouts, submissions and memorable finishes in the WEC.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Daniel Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - Prelims
    Charlie Brenneman vs. Danny Castillo, lightweight bout; Bethe Correia vs. Jessamyn Duke, women's bantamweight bout; Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi, lightweight bout; Timothy Elliott vs. Joseph Benavidez, flyweight bout. From Baltimore.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 2: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Flying the Flag Contestants pursue their dreams.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Daniel Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Faber on the Brink Urijah Faber recounts his UFC 169 fight. Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar imagine a world where the UFC never existed.

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





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Beaten Path, Part 1 KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from San Manuel Casino in Highland, Calif. Featuring Bantamweight championship bout Seth Dikun vs. Henry Corrales.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Finishes Knockouts, submissions and memorable finishes in the WEC.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. 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.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - Prelims
    Charlie Brenneman vs. Danny Castillo, lightweight bout; Bethe Correia vs. Jessamyn Duke, women's bantamweight bout; Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi, lightweight bout; Tim Elliott vs. Joseph Benavidez, flyweight bout. From Baltimore.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 2: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Flying the Flag Contestants pursue their dreams.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Dan Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frakie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Daniel Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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





    Tuesday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Countdown to Golden Boy '14
    Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and Marcos'El Chino' Maidana prepare for their fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Faber on the Brink Urijah Faber recounts his UFC 169 fight. Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar imagine a world where the UFC never existed.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Finishes Knockouts, submissions and memorable finishes in the WEC.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - Prelims
    Charlie Brenneman vs. Danny Castillo, lightweight bout; Bethe Correia vs. Jessamyn Duke, women's bantamweight bout; Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi, lightweight bout; Tim Elliott vs. Joseph Benavidez, flyweight bout. From Baltimore.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Finishes Knockouts, submissions and memorable finishes in the WEC.

    7:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Beaten Path, Part 1 KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from San Manuel Casino in Highland, Calif. Featuring Bantamweight championship bout Seth Dikun vs. Henry Corrales.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 10 Matt Hughes squares off with Joe Stern in a battle that ends with a vicious KO plus much more.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Unleashed From Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho. From Feb. 13, 2014.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Beaten Path, Part 1 KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from San Manuel Casino in Highland, Calif. Featuring Bantamweight championship bout Seth Dikun vs. Henry Corrales.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Saturday



    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 9: Déjà vu In this special edition, we revisit action from the Octagon and drama from the house in a look back on the first eight episodes.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights: UFC 171 Prelims
    Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer; Jim Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez; Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington; Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum. From Dallas. (Card subject to change)

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Prelims
    Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer; Jimy Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez; Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington; Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum. From Dallas. (Card subject to change)

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

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





    Thursday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 9: Déjà vu In this special edition, we revisit action from the Octagon and drama from the house in a look back on the first eight episodes.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 8: Rattle Them Bones In the final match-up of the preliminaries, Aussie striker Vik Grujic takes on Canadian Luke Harris.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II From Las Vegas.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephen Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

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





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The greatest knockouts in pride history.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 8: Rattle Them Bones In the final match-up of the preliminaries, Aussie striker Vik Grujic takes on Canadian Luke Harris.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

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


    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

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


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

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





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Season 1 Episode 7: Canada vs. Australia: Young Blood

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 153: Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Season 1 Episode 7: Canada vs. Australia: Young Blood

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

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ricardo Lamas on the Brink

    12:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Rampage4Real
    Season 2 Episode 1: Opening Round Rampage returns from his Bellator debut to find his life has been turned upside down; see how Rampage gets his life back on track; a surprise guest that helps him prepare for the upcoming Bellator tournament.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    3:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Best of 2013 Part 1
    Highlights from Legacy, MFC, RFA and XFC; hosted by Michael Schiavello.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Fighting for a Generation
    20 Years of the UFC

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. 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.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard and Jose Aldo vs Kenny Florian.

    5:00 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network: World Series of Fighting 7
    Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Lance Palmer; Jesse Taylor vs. Elvis Mutapcic; Nick Newell vs. Sabah Fadai. From Vancouver.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida from UFC on FOX; Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard from UFC 136.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    Japanese Fighters

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