Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide

By: Jeff Sherwood
Jan 3, 2013


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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