Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide

By Jeff Sherwood Dec 12, 2014




Friday



3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
UFC 180; Cormier; Jones - Review of the historic UFC 180; Daniel Cormier discusses his grudge match with Jon Jones; in 'The Takedown' Jon Jones gives his credentials as the greatest of all-time.

4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
Devon Alexander vs. Jesus Soto Karass

5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
Amir Khan vs. Carlos Molina - Amir Khan takes on Carlos Molina in the co-main event. Also: Deontay Wilder vs. Kelvin Price. From Los Angeles.

6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic - The training regimens of six of the UFC's most dedicated and diverse athletes.

7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - On the heels of Team Pettis' second win in a row, a silly game at the house turns raunchy. Then in the third preliminary fight, 4 seed Jessica Penne of Team Pettis takes on 13 seed Lisa Ellis of Team Melendez.

8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 4: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Make A Big Strike - Tensions between Heather Clark and the rest of Team Melendez escalate. Urijah Faber takes over for Anthony Pettis for a few days. Then, in the fourth fight of the tournament, Team Pettis pits 1 ranked Carla Esparza against 16 ranked Angela Hill.

9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 5: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Coming to Get You - An injury forces a fighter out of the competition and opens the door for another; Team Melendez fighters question Heather Clark's knee injury; the rivalry between Felice Herrig and Heather Clark comes to a head.

10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 6: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Give It All You Have - Tecia's return to the competition angers some fighters. Then, in the sixth fight of the tournament Team Pettis pits 5th ranked Aisling Daly against 12th ranked Angela Magana for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.

11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 7: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Risk It All - Heather Clark receives shocking news. Both teams visit with members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. The seventh preliminary fight, 7th seed Rose Namajunas tries to earn the first win for Team Melendez, against 10th seed Alex Chambers.

12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 8: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Scrapettes - A group of Team Melendez fighters decide they want Tecia to move out of their room. At a pool party tensions between the fighters boil over. Then Team Melendez sends 8 ranked Bec Rawlings against 3 ranked Tecia Torres.

1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 9: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Talk to Me - Team Pettis decides opponents will not attend the same practice. One of the fighters breaks the agreement and the team disintegrates into arguing factions. Then, teammates do battle as 6 seed Felice Herrig takes on 14 seed Randa Markos.

2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 10: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Fighting for Themselves - Aisling Daly gets a surprise visit from Conor McGregor. The fighters visit Harley Davidson boot camp. Then, in the second quarterfinal, 5 ranked Aisling Daly takes on 4 ranked Jessica Penne with the winner advancing to the semi-final.

3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 11: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Best Job in the World - In a special two-fight episode, 3 seed Tecia Torres faces top seed Carla Esparza in the third quarterfinal fight. Then 7 seed Rose Namajunas takes on 2 seed Joanne Calderwood for the last spot in the semifinals.

4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 20 Episode 12: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: It's About to Get Real - Jessica Penne looks to put personal feelings aside as she takes on top seed and close friend Carla Esparza. Then, 14 seed Randa Markos tries for her third straight upset victory, as she faces 7 seed Rose Namajunas of Team Melendez.

5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In UFC: Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Coverage of the weigh-ins for Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic, plus interviews with competitors after their weigh-ins.

6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show

6:30 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Showtime Boxing
Khan vs. Alexander Weigh-In

7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
A mixed martial art event.

8:30 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
Keith Thurman vs. Jesus Soto Karass / Keith Thurman vs. Diego Chaves

9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
A Champion Will be Crowned - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
Heavyweight fighter Fedor Emelianenko discusses his career with Michael Schiavello.

10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Best of Resurrection Fighting Alliance
18 of the best fights from the Resurrection Fighting Alliance.

12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
Heavyweight fighter Fedor Emelianenko discusses his career with Michael Schiavello.

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