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MMA Television Programming for September 2008

September 1, 2008

MMA Television Programming for Hawaii – September 2008 (All shows are in HST on Oceanic Time Warner Cable):
Info may be updated after original post date so keep checking back.

  • Wed, September 3 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: John and Julie:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys head to Greg Jackson’s gym in Albuquerque, NM to check out fighter John Dodson. While there the guys see another amazing fighter, Julie Kedzie, and decide to also see if she has what it takes to be the first female TapouT sponsored fighter.
  • Wed, September 3 @ 5PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    UFC 88 Breakthrough Countdown:
    Watch UFC® legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell in training while he prepares to face undefeated light heavyweight contender Rashad “Sugar” Evans. See how he came back from the terrible hamstring injury that originally put this match on hold. Go behind-the-scenes with Rashad Evans as he gets ready to take on his most dangerous challenge in hopes of getting a title shot.
  • Fri, September 5 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    MMA Legend Bas Rutten, Fight Master Kenny Rice, and Combat Correspondent Ron Kruck provide all the latest news, highlights, interviews, in-depth analysis, and fighter rankings. Guests include actor Michael Jai White and former IFL Middleweight Champ Matt Horwich.
  • Fri, September 5 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Tomorrow’s Champions, Vol 2:
    A showcase of future Mixed Martial Arts stars who have fought on HDNet Fights. You may not know all the fighters now, but they have shown the ability to one day be champions. Fighters include Rory Markham, Clay French, Johny Hendricks, Mike Budnik and Dave Jansen.
  • Sat, September 6 @ 4PM on PPV Channel 0701 or HDPPV Channel 1700 (preshow starts at 3:30PM)
    UFC 88 Breakthrough: Liddell vs. Evans:
    In his first fight since a stunning victory over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79, UFC legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell is back to face undefeated light heavyweight contender Rashad “Sugar” Evans. Will Evans plow through Liddell to jump to the top of the 205-lb. rankings? Or will Liddell successfully continue his crusade to regain the UFC Light Heavyweight Title? [Fight Card]
  • Sun, September 7 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Wed, September 10 @ 3PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    WEC Live on Versus:
    Urijah Faber vs. Mike Brown, Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen, Jens Pulver vs. Leonard Garcia, Danillo Villefort vs. Jake Rosholt, Rob McCullough Vs. Donald Cerrone, Jose Aldo Vs. Jonathan Brookins, Alex Schoenauer Vs. Steve Steinbeiss, Ed Ratcliff Vs. Danny Castillo, Johny Hendricks Vs. Alex Serdyukov, Rani Yahya Vs. Yoshiro Maeda. [Fight Card]
  • Wed, September 10 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: Pat Curran:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys head to Lakemoor, IL to meet up with UFC fighter Jeff Curran who has been training his cousin, Pat Curran for the past few years. Pat has just turned Pro MMA and TapouT believes he might have what it takes to go far.
  • Wed, September 10 @ 4PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    UFC Unleashed:
    The best fights in the Octagon. UFC Unleashed is a themed hour of the best fights, legendary fighters and previews of upcoming battles.
  • Fri, September 12 @ 2PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, September 12 @ 3PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Ring of Combat XXI:
    Mixed Martial Arts returns to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey with two championship belts on the line. In the Main Event, undefeated Ricardo Romero defends his Light Heavyweight title against Glen Sandull. In the Co-Main Event, undefeated Charlie Brenneman goes up against John “Doomsday” Howard for the Ring of Combat Welterweight title.
  • Fri, September 12 @ 5:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 6 Middleweight Grand Prix Finals Preview:
    Ron Kruck is joined by top middleweight Nate Marquardt to preview the Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Finals scheduled for DREAM 6. Semifinal match-ups on the September 23rd card are Gegard Mousasi vs. Melvin Manhoef and Zelg Galesic vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, with the winners squaring off that same night for the title. Each fighters first two 2 bouts in the tournament will be analyzed, and predictions will be made for will become the champion at DREAM 6.
  • Sat, September 13 @ 4PM on ????
    Strikeforce Young Guns III:
    Mike Davis vs. OJ Dominguez, Gennaro Strangis vs. Alex Trevino, Hussain Rasouli vs. Jonathan Arce, Eric Castile vs. Adam Antolin, Yohan Banks vs. Dave Ashkinaz, Chris Bostick vs. Jorge Interiano, Daniel Hernandez vs. Ron Keslar, Evan Esguerra vs. Gabby Solorio, David Barrios vs. Andrew Valladares, Brandon Michaels vs. Luke Rockhold, Alvin Cacdac vs. Jose Palacios.
  • Sun, September 14 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Wed, September 17 @ 1PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer:
    Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer, Clay Guida vs. Mac Danzig, Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer, Ed Herman vs. Alan Belcher, Joe Lauzon vs. Kyle Bradley, Jeremy Horn vs. Wilson Gouveia, Drew McFedries vs. Mike Massenzio, Jason Brilz vs. Brad Morris, Dan Miller vs. Rob Kimmons. [Fight Card]
  • Wed, September 17 @ 4PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir:
    The eigth season of The Ultimate Fighter® features Lightweight and Light Heavyweight tournaments. Interim UFC® Heavyweight Champion ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira and former UFC® Heavyweight title holder Frank Mir are coaches of this seasons’ fighters.
  • Wed, September 17 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: Travis Marx:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys make their way to Salt Lake City, UT where they have heard of a Utah Highway Patrol Officer, Travis Marx who has been making quite a name for himself in the MMA world.
  • Fri, September 19 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, September 19 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    HDNet Fights Presents: SportFight XXIV: Domination:
    Enoch Wilson vs. Brian Geraghty, Michael Pierce vs. Mark Miller, Mychael Clark vs. DJ Lindermann, Mike Joy vs. Cody Stevens, Aaron Stark vs. Ron Fields, Damian Dantibo vs. Joey Guel, Dave Jansen vs. Sterling Ford, Cody McKenzie vs. Ian Loveland, Tyson Jeffries vs. Will Courchaine, Colt Tombs vs. Colin Porter. [Fight Card – PDF]
  • Sat, September 20 @ 5PM on ????
    Strikeforce at the Playboy Mansion:
    Joe “Diesel” Riggs vs. Kazuo Misaki, Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Anthony “El Roro” Ruiz, Josh “The Punk” Thomson vs. Ashe Bowman, Cory “The One” Devela vs. Terry Martin.
  • Sun, September 21 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Tue, September 23 @ ???PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    HDNet Fights Presents: DREAM 6:
    Ronaldo Jacare vs. Zelg Benkei Galesic, Melvin Manhoef vs. Gegard Mousasi, Hideo Tokoro vs. Atsushi Yamamoto. [Fight Card]
  • Wed, September 24 @ 4PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir:
    The eigth season of The Ultimate Fighter features Lightweight and Light Heavyweight tournaments. Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira and former UFC Heavyweight title holder Frank Mir are coaches of this seasons’ fighters.
  • Wed, September 24 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: TJ Cook:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys travel to Ocala, FL to meet up with their old friend Tommy Trauma Sauer and check out up and coming fighter, TJ Cook, who he trains.
  • Fri, September 26 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, September 26 @ ???PM on Showtime Channel 0633 or HD Showtime Channel 1633
    ShoXC Challenger Series:
    Abel Cullum vs. Wilson Reis, Shane Del Rosario vs. Carl Seumanutafa, Monkhon WiWasuk vs. David Douglas, Erik Apple vs. Matt Makowski.
  • Sun, September 28 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!

Ongoing/repeat shows include UFC Unleashed (UFC) on SpikeTV (0559), Various Specials on HDNet Fights (1355), World Extreme Cagefighting and WEC Wreckage (WEC) on Versus (0210) or HGOLF (1216), TapouT on Versus (0210) or HGOLF (1216), UFC Wired (UFC) on KFVE (0005), Strikefoce on NBC on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL 1008, EliteXC or ShoXC on Showtime (0633) or HD Showtime (1633), and ICON Sport TV on KFVE (0005). See also: Sherdog.com., Yahoo! Sports, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, MMA Weekly, MMA Mania.

If I missed anything, send it on over and I’ll add it to the list. Thanks!

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What Happened to Kimbo!?

June 2, 2008

On Saturday, I, oh, only spoke of the biggest night in Mixed Martial Arts history, when MMA finally went prime time to the masses on network television. Problem was, I had a previous engagement (benefit dinner). D’oh! So I set my trusty DVR to record the blessed event, and even recorded half an hour of the news that followed in case it went long. That’s an extra half an hour of buffer zone yo!

At the dinner, I frantically looked up the results of the fights on my phone and read that there was some controversy in the Slice/Thompson fight. I salivated even more at the fact of coming home to watch it with my own two eyes. So I get home and study my Real Estate book for a couple chapters (highly recommend Abe Lee Seminars by the way) and decide to reward myself with the fight. I “Skip to end” and rewind.

WHAT THE!

They’re still on the Lawler/Smith fight. I’ll watch that later. So I fire up the 1/2 of buffer recording and start to get upset. Knowing it went three rounds, the meter on my bar was quickly approaching the end by the time the first round started.

!#$%

It got cut off! I couldn’t even watch the most anticipated fight on this historic MMA card. Double D’oh! I’ve since frantically searched all channels at all times for a re-airing, but didn’t find anything. If anyone wants to invite me to their house to re-watch it, let me know. LOL! I can’t believe I missed it. I wanted to see the controversial tap dammit.

What was even more amusing was how outspoken UFC President Dana White talked smack on ESPN about his rival organization, saying “What happened on CBS was horrendous.” Check it out.

Talk to me:
* Are you a Kimbo fan? Do you think he needs to be tested more on the ground and deeper into the rounds (cardio) to legitimize his game?
* Do you think EliteXC is using Kimbo strictly as a marketing tool? Shouldn’t they put him up against good comp soon already?
* Is Brett Rogers hating’ (jealous of Kimbo’s coverage) or does he have a point?
* What do you think of Dana White? Love ’em? Hate ’em?
* How ’bout that Faber vs. Pulver fight eh? I gots new found respect for Pulver man!

Biggest Weekend In MMA History

May 31, 2008

Get ready for history in the making folks. Tonight, EliteXC, in a partnership with CBS, will bring the first-ever Mixed Martial Arts fight card to the mainstream when EliteXC Saturday Night Fights makes its debut on CBS (KGMB 0007 or KGMB HD 1007 on Oceanic Time Warner Cable) at 8PM HST.

A HUGE step for a renegade sport that was once completely banned from TV just a few, short years ago.

Headlining the card is Internet legend, turned MMA manchild Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson). His Youtube exploits were so popular that they eventually led to a contract with the then startup Showtime EliteXC organization. Now training with retired MMA fighter and trainer extraordinaire Bas Rutten, Kimbo’s career has reached a new high. He will be facing James “The Colossus” Thompson, a 6’5″ 265 pound giant.

But in what will probably turn out to be the more competitive/exciting fights, former UFC and ICON fighter Robby Lawler will defend his Middleweight title against The Ultimate Fighter alum Scott Smith, while the most popular female MMA fighter in all the land, Gina Carano, who also moonlights as Crush on the American Gladiators, will take on future up and comer Kaitlin Young.

EliteXC Saturday Night Fights

And… Tomorrow!!!

Former UFC legend Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver drops down to featherweight (145lbs) to take on the man who’s been dominating that division, WEC Featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The rest of the card looks suspect, but it’ll also be on free TV: VERSUS Channel 0210 or HDGOLF 1216 at 3PM on Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

Check out
All MMA Television Programming for May, 2008
All MMA Television Programming for June, 2008 (coming soon)

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In other news, check out “Pho Fantasy – A Tour of Hawaii’s Favorite Pho Restaurants,” my June AroundHawaii article, where I visit three of Hawaii’s favorite Pho Restaurants (coming June 1, 2008).

Pho Fantasy - A Tour of Hawaii’s Favorite Pho Restaurants
Pho Fantasy – A Tour of Hawaii’s Favorite Pho Restaurants

Have a great weekend y’all!