Every Thursday, The MMA Corner takes a look at the upcoming weekend’s schedule of small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans as well as consensus-ranked fighters. Here’s what’s going down between June 30 and July 3:

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Extreme Fighting Championship Africa 9 (Johannesburg, South Africa; June 30)

Norman Wessels (3-0) will put his EFCA heavyweight title on the line against Ruan Potts (2-0) in a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 June Tussles Worth Watching.


June 30
King of the Cage: Next Generation (Highland, Calif.)

KOTC middleweight champion Brandon Hunt (7-2) will defend his title against David Gomez (8-3).

July 1
Other Events

All Star Promotions: Combat United (Los Angeles)
Breakthrough MMA: Proving Ground (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Cage Combat 4 (Humble, Texas)
Tuff-N-Uff: Future Stars of MMA (Las Vegas)

July 2
MMA Live 2 (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

No. 6-ranked 125-pound female fighter Sheila Gaff (9-4-1) locks horns with Anna Barone (1-2).

Other Events

Combat USA: Strive (Manitowoc, Wis.)
Deep: Japan MMA League 2011 (Tokyo)
OneWorld MMA: Dc Max 6: The Legacy Fight Series (Washington, D.C.)
Orions Fight Night 3 (Teresina, Piaui, Brazil)
Purgatory Championship Fights 4 (Wauseon, Ohio)

July 3
Other Events

Seconds Out/Vivid MMA: Tour of Duty 5 (Wyoming, Minn.)
Zst: Swat! 41 (Tokyo)

Top photo: Norman Wessels (r) (Extreme Fighting Championship Africa)

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