MMA Television Programming for May 2008

by World Wide Ed on Saturday, May 3, 2008

MMA Television Programming for Hawaii – May 2008 (All shows are in HST on Oceanic Time Warner Cable): [Updated 05/28/08]
Info may be updated after original post date so keep checking back.

  • Fri, May 2 @ 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, May 2 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 1:
    The exclusive debut of DREAM on HDNet! From the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, Mirko “Crop Cop” Filipovic returns to the country that made him an MMA icon. And Gesias “J.Z.” Calvancante, one of the top fighters in the world, takes part in the first round of the lightweight tournament. [Fight Card]
  • Sat, May 3 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 2:
    A classic rematch and the middleweights highlight DREAM 2, from Japan! Lightweights Gesias “J.Z.” Calvancante and Shinya Aoki rematch after their bout at DREAM 1 ended in a controversial no-contest. Legendary middleweights Dennis Kang and Kazushi Sakuraba participate in the opening round of the middleweight tournament. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, May 4 @ 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, May 6 @ 1PM on ESPN Channel 0222 or HD ESPN Channel 1222
    Kimbo Slice on E:60:
    Correspondent Rachel Nichols updates an E:60 exclusive report on Kimbo Slice as he prepares for the first ever primetime mixed martial art fight Saturday, May 31.
  • Wed, May 7 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    Both teams are rooting for Matt Brown to beat down Jeremy May, and everyone is shocked when two nice guys transform into savages in the Octagon.
  • Fri, May 9 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Panelists include fighter Josh “The Babyface Assassin” Barnett, Dan “The Beast” Severn, and clothing company vice president Tom Atencio.
  • Fri, May 9 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Maximum Fighting Championship – Anger Management (LIVE!):
    Fight fans love to see heavyweights throw down, and two of the largest in the weight class will clash when Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge and Eric “The Big E” Pele climb into the ring at MFC 16 LIVE from the River Cree Resort and Casino. Also fighting on this loaded card is undefeated welterweight star Ryan “Real Deal” Ford who puts on the gloves for the first time since his controversial win over Pete Spratt on HDNet at MFC 15. Ford will attempt to keep his record unblemished against C.J. Fernandes. [Fight Card]
  • Sat, May 10 @ 9PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 3 (LIVE!):
    Catch the second round of the DREAM lightweight tournament exclusively on HDNet! Eight fighters will enter the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and four will advance. Four of the participating lightweights ranked in the top ten in the world by Inside MMA. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, May 11 @ 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, May 13 @ 1PM on ESPN Channel 0222 or HD ESPN Channel 1222
    Gina Carano on E:60:
    ESPN’s E:60 newsmagazine show will feature Gina Carano.
  • Wed, May 14 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Fri, May 16 @ 1:30PM 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, May 16 @ 2:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    The IFL, from the Mohegan Sun Casino Arena, CT (LIVE!):
    LIVE on HDNet not one, not two, but three championship belts will be on the line when the IFL invades the Mohegan Sun Casino Arena! Ryan McGivern puts his middleweight title on the line against talented IFL newcomer Dan Miller. The heavyweight belt will be at stake when Roy “Big Country” Nelson steps into the ring against Branden Lee Hinkle. Ryan Schultz, who grabbed the title from Chris Horodecki and ruined his perfect record on HDNet in December, will defend his title for the second time in three months. This time it will be the Lithuanian terror Deividas Taurosevicius attempting to snatch his lightweight crown. [Fight Card]
  • Fri, May 16 @ 7:30PM on Oceanic PPV Channel 0260 or Oceanic HD PPV 1260
    X1 Legends:
    For the first time in Hawaii television history, this locally produced MMA event will be aired LIVE on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in both high definition (Digital Channel 1260 – $39.99) and standard definition (Digital Channel 260 – $29.99). There will also be a LIVE Internet stream available at x1ppv.oceanic.com for $19.99. The Friday night live broadcast starts at 7:30pm with a replay to follow immediately. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, May 18 @ 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, May 20 @ 5PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC 84 Countdown: Penn vs Sherk:
    Go behind the scenes as BJ Penn (Hilo, HI) and Sean Sherk (Oak Grove, MN) prepare for a lightweight championship battle. See how they train, eat and live in their home towns.
  • Wed, May 21 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Fri, May 23 @ 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.
  • Sat, May 24 @ 4PM on PPV Channel 0701 or HDPPV Channel 1700 (preshow starts at 3:30PM)
    UFC 84 ILL WILL: Penn vs. Sherk:
    The fight game can get very personal and the war of words between UFC Lightweight Champion “THE PRODIGY” BJ PENN and former champ SEAN “THE MUSCLE SHARK” SHERK has taken personal to a whole new level. The talking stops and the real competition begins as these two men step into the Octagon to determine the undisputed king of the 155-lb. division. (See trailer and ordering information) [Fight Card]
  • Sun, May 25 @ 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!
  • Sun, May 25 on Oceanic PPV (TBD)
    King Of The Cage: Opposing Force:
    King of the Cage returns this May with the premier of its 3 hour show “Opposing Force”. Superstar Welterweight World Champion Aaron “Slam” Wetherspoon returns to the cage after a one year hiatus to excite fight fans and again defend his 170lb World Title Belt. Also, watch Paul Arras put his undefeated record of 4-0 on the line and be there to witness the amazing slams of Rick Legere. Combined with another exciting eight fights, direct to you from the San Manuel Casino in San Bernardino, California, King of the Cage, “Opposing Force” promises an action packed night to remember. You don’t want to miss this, on Events iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View.
  • Wed, May 28 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Wed, May 28 @ 7PM on on Versus 0210 or HGOLF 1216
    TapouT:
    The TapOut crew revisits some of their favorite fighters from season one with a look back at some of the best fights and most outrageous moments. New fight footage, where are they now interviews and a sneak peak at what’s ahead for season two – It’s all part of this very special Tap Out extravaganza.
  • Fri, May 30 @ 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, May 30 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Best of DREAM 1:
    The most exciting fights from the first event from DREAM, a new mixed martial arts promotion from Japan. Featured match-ups include the long-awaited return of Heavyweight Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic to Japan, Hayato Sakurai fighting as a Welterweight, as well as the opening round of the 16-man Lightweight Grand Prix tournament. The first round is highlighted by a controversial fight between Top 10 fighters Gesias Calvancanti and Shinya Aoki, plus fights from other top Lightweights Tatsuya Kawajiri, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Joachim Hansen and rising American star Eddie Alvarez.
  • Sat, May 31 @ 3PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    Ultimate Iceman – Chuck Liddell
  • Sat, May 31 @ 5PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC Unleashed Special Presentation:
    Featuring Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva.
  • Sat, May 31 @ 8PM on CBS Channel 0007 or HD Channel 1007
    CBS/EliteXC Saturday Night Fights:
    MMA’s history making debut on network television. Scheduled fights include Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson, Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith, Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young, Phil Baroni vs. Joey Villasenor and Brett Rogers vs. John Murphy. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, June 1 @ 3PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HDGolf Channel 1216
    WEC (Faber vs. Pulver):
    Former UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver returns to 145 pounds, a weight at which he has never been beaten, as he looks to defend his legacy against the #1-ranked featherweight in the world – WEC Champion “The California Kid,” Urijah Faber. A win for Pulver secures his spot in MMA history. A win for Faber takes him one step closer to becoming the greatest featherweight fighter ever. [Fight Card]

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), and ICON Sport TV on KFVE (0005).

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

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