Tarec Saffiedine's Blogs

  • 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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  • Podcast: Strikeforce ‘Rockhold vs. Jardine’ Roundtable By: TJ De Santis

    Live radio returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Friday for another roundtable discussion. This time the panel broke down tomorrow night's Strikeforce card that features a middleweight title fight between champion Luke Rockhold and challenger Keith Jardine.

    Jack Encarnacao welcomed Sherdog.com's Jeff Sherwood, Jon Luther, and SBNation's Luke Thomas to the table. Not only did the men discuss the evening's bouts, but the direction Strikeforce is headed in 2012. The table also breaks down would could be next for prospects Tyron Woodley, Tarec Saffiedine, and Jordan Mein.

    Check out the show and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Radio: Palaszewski, McCorkle, Smith By: TJ De Santis

    Live radio was back Friday on The Sherdog Radio Network with new episodes of "The Savage Dog Show" and "Beatdown."

    Jeff Sherwood and myself were back for another edition of "The Savage Dog Show." Joining us were MMA fighters Bart Palaszewski and Scott Smith. "Bartimus" chatted about his upcoming UFC debut agaisnt Tyson Griffin. "Hands of Steel" broke down his July 30th contest with Tarec Saffiedine.

    "Beatdown" was also live Friday with Jon Luther and Jack Encarnacao. Joining them was former UFC heavyweight Sean McCorkle. "Big Sexy" chatted about his fight tomorrow night in Miami. The Indiana native also talked about smack talking in mixed martial arts. He also chatted about Chael Sonnen's antics on the mic and in the media.

    Check out the shows and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Radio: Saffiedine, Larson, Speer By: TJ De Santis

    Live radio was rocking Wednesday on The Sherdog Radio Network with new installments of "Beatdown" and "The Savage Dog Show."

    Jeff Sherwood made his return to "The SDS" after a week departure. Along with Greg Savage, the two men talked about the latest in the world of mixed martial arts. They were also joined by Strikeforce welterweight Tarec Saffiedine. The Team Quest product will be facing Scott Smith at Strikeforce July 30th in Chicago.

    Jon Luther and myself welcomed in fellow Minnesotan's Tom Speer and Brock Larson. Both men will be participating on Monte Cox's Extreme Challenge 188 card Saturday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. Both men talked about trying to get back to one of the "bigger shows."

    Check out the shows and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Saffiedine Has Plan for Larson’s Experience By: Joe Myers



    Tarec Saffiedine file photo: Dave Mandel | Sherdog.com


    Tarec Saffiedine looks to take the next step in his mixed martial arts career Saturday when he faces UFC and WEC veteran Brock Larson on the main card of the Shark Fights 13 pay-per-view event in Amarillo, Texas.

    "The first word I think of when I think about (Larson) is experienced," said Saffiedine on the Sherdog Radio Network's Jordan Breen Show Thursday. "He's fought a lot of good guys and was in the UFC for a while. I've worked hard and am really prepared for a good fight. I have a good game plan and I just have to stick to it and that way I can win the fight."

    Shark Fights 13 will be headlined by a non-title light heavyweight bout between promotional champion Trevor Prangley and former UFC staple Keith Jardine. 2001 U.S. judo champion Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou will meet Nebraskan striker Houston Alexander in the main supporting fight.

    Larson, who trains at the Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts Academy, has 23 submissions and six knockouts among his 32 wins. Saffiedine said he's comfortable if he gets taken down, though.

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  • Saffiedine Discusses First KO

    Tarec Saffiedine breaks down his first knockout in a professional mixed martial arts contest, which came against Nate Moore on Friday at Strikeforce Challengers 8.

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