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





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC Middleweights & Light Heavyweights - Kenda Perez hosts as the biggest names in MMA showcase their skills in the WEC Octagon. With Chael Sonnen, Mark Munoz, Brian Stann and more.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 5: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Just Do Something - The pressure of the competition starts to weigh on one of the fighters as Urijah and Conor prepare for the fourth preliminary fight featuring two hungry young competitors. Both teams get a chance to relax during a night out with the coaches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson - Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans meets Dan Henderson in what both hope is a quest for title contention. Plus, heavyweights Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic square off.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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





    Saturday



    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 387 - Highlights from MMA in the first half of the year.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler On the Brink - Robbie Lawler's exclusive first person account of his UFC 181 title tilt against Johny Hendricks; UFC elite On Point about the rigors of training camp; Conor McGregor unlocks his Warrior Code.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Bantamweight Bonuses

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler On the Brink - Robbie Lawler's exclusive first person account of his UFC 181 title tilt against Johny Hendricks; UFC elite On Point about the rigors of training camp; Conor McGregor unlocks his Warrior Code.

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





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

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

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 10: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Do or Die - It's do or die for Dan and the American Top Team as they find themselves at a critical turning point in the competition; with the end in sight, Glenn and the Blackzilians make their plan to crush their competition, once and for all.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 10: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Do or Die - It's do or die for Dan and the American Top Team as they find themselves at a critical turning point in the competition; with the end in sight, Glenn and the Blackzilians make their plan to crush their competition, once and for all.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler On the Brink

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero – Prelims - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Steve Bosse vs Thiago Santos. From Hollywood, Fla.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rare and Unusual Knockouts - Flying knees, spinning kicks and backfists are just a few of the methods used to end fights in this episode of UFC Ultimate Knockouts. Featuring Carlos Condit, Travis Browne, Dennis Siver, Renan Barao and more.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler On the Brink

    6:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 155

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler On the Brink

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Light Heavyweight Title Timeline - See the recent fights that crowned new 205-pound champions in one of the most talented divisions in the UFC. With Jon Jones, Mauricio Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    8:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 156

    10:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 155

    12:00 a.m. E Mav TV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 156

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  • UFC Highlight Video: Yoel Romero Brutalizes Lyoto Machida By: Mike Fridley

    Watch highlights of Yoel Romero's crushing knockout at UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Romero.”

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





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Dennis Hogan vs. Kenny Abril - Dennis Hogan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) takes on Kenny Abril (14-7-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. From Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 386 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice discuss UFC Fight Night; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down Legacy FC 42; Robbie Lawler.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero - The official weigh-ins for the competitors.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: St. Pierre vs. Hughes - Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 116: Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero - The official weigh-ins for the competitors.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prefight Show
    Fight Night: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero - Pre-fight analysis for UFC Fight Night.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero – Prelims - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Steve Bosse vs Thiago Santos. From Hollywood, Fla.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero – Prelims - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Steve Bosse vs Thiago Santos. From Hollywood, Fla.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

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  • UFC Full Fight: Watch Yoel Romero Land Jump Knee on Clifford Starks By: Mike Fridley

    Watch Yoel Romero torch Clifford Starks in his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. Romero takes on Lyoto Machida Saturday at UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Romero.”

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  • Tim Kennedy, Yoel Romero Exchange Words Backstage at UFC 178 By: C.J. Tuttle



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  • Yoel Romero on Controversial Win



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