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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!

Recap of UFC, Affliction, Dream Weekend

July 21, 2008

Happy Manic Monday Errone. Another big weekend in MMA. Did y’all catch it? Let’s recap shall we?

UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin (Fight Card)
Rory Markham continues his success with a Rashad Evans-esque roundhouse knockout of Brodie Farber. CB Dollaway tricks us all with a unique (but self-proclaimed favorite) Peruvian necktie choke on Jesse Taylor (I wanna try that one!). The latest rumor is that Taylor is close to being kicked out of the UFC (again) after disparaging remarks he made about Quinton Rampage Jackson’s latest troubles. Good for him if that is the case. Two strikes and you’re out if you ask me. I was surprised that Kevin Burns lasted as long as he did against a beast like Anthony Johnson, let alone win by TKO over him. Granted the eyepoke caused it, but like Johnson said in his post fight interview, give it up for Burns. Cain Velasquez put Jake O’Brien in a crucifix arms to stop him, while Frankie Edgar showed that he only has one gear (forward) over his decision win over Hermes Franca. Brandon Vera looked very unimpressive over a decision win over Reese Andy (I thought he would walk through him), and finally… the main event! Anderon Silva does it again! We all knew his technical skills would pick apart the brawler in James Irvin, but 1:01 in the first round? WOW! That straight right after catching Irvin’s kick was so short and compact, but the fact that it had enough power behind it to knock Irvin down, woah! I can’t think of anyone who will be able to beat Silva besides Silva.

Affliction Banned (Fight Card)
Paul Buentello looked unimpressive yet again against an out of shape, last minute addition in Gary Goodridge. Was really looking forward to seeing watching Aleksander Emelianenko too! 😦 Vitor Belfort looked like the Vitor of old and really impressed in his decisive knockout of Terry Martin. Edwin Dewees was overmatched, as expected against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Mike Pyle impressed against a green JJ Ambrose. Renato Sobral vs. Mike Whitehead and Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Negao were snoozers. I didn’t expect that from Lindland. Until this point, it looked like Affliction was a bust (boring as heck). And then… Josh Barnett surprised with an uncharacteristic knockout (jumping left hook) of Pedro Rizzo. Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell was a snoozer until the Andrei of old showed up at the end of the second and then into the third when he knocked out Big Ben. And then… HOLY COW! Fedor Emelianenko answered all questions about his #1 ranking when he just ran through Tim Sylvia with a flurry of punch combinations and then a modified rear naked choke using his forearm! W-O-W! Bring on Couture!

Dream 5 (Fight Card)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto’s injury was unfortunate, but the show sure did go on. Eddie Alvarez impressed again in a gritty knockout of a tough, game Tatsuya Kawajiri, but suffered an eye injury (from a right cross) in the process. He almost made a critical mistake by thinking Kawajiri was done, but jumped in to finish the job after the referee told him to keep going. Did you see that insanely quick triangle lockup of Caol Uno compliments of Shinya Aoki! Jeez! That was lightning quick and I just had to rewind that like 5 times to watch it carefully! It almost looked like he let Uno out of the guard to set that up. But how about Uno’s heart? That triangle was TIGHT! I cheered when he got out of it! LOL! Joachim Hansen‘s arm-bar submission victory over the Black Mamba (Kultar Gill) set the stage for his path to the final. Urijah Faber’s protégé Joseph Benavidez made quick work of Kodo, while Hideo Tokoro stopped Takeshi Yamazaki in the second. That Tokoro guy impresses me with his speed and athleticism. Kuniyoshi Hironaka split open Motoki Miyazawa‘s forehead with a straight right, causing the doctor to stop the fight, while Yoshihiro Akiyama used his gi to his advantage to choke out Katsuyori Shibata from the top. Alistair Overeem proved he is a star in the making with an impressive arm lock over an out of shape Mark Hunt. Hansen’s straight left from the top found it’s mark on Aoki’s chin as he jumped on to finish the job. Aoki cried as usual, but you could really feel the pain from Alvarez’s tears during his speech. You know the Alvarez Hansen 2 matchup will be a good one. As a fan, I also want to see the Alvarez Aoki matchup some time in the future.

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Whatchu think? Were my observations pretty accurate or ya got something to say? Holla atcho boy! 🙂 Have a good week all!

And finally… For those non-MMA fans out there, here’s a snap from yet another Acai Bowl I’m enjoying on this Acai quest, this time from Diamond Head Cove Health Bar off Monsarrat. Look for the first in my two part series on the first of the month at AroundHawaii.com!

Da Cove Bowl from Diamond Head Cove Health Bar
Da Cove Bowl from Diamond Head Cove Health Bar