Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Charles Oliveira Replaces Paul Taylor, Meets Donald Cerrone at UFC on Versus 5

This fight was originally scheduled to Paul Taylor versus John Makdessi but due to injuries it has completely changed.  Makdessi was the first to pull out and he was immediately replaced by Donald Cerrone.  Now with taylor forced off the card Oliveira immediately stepped up to face Cerrone.  Cerrone is currently riding a four fight win streak while Oliveira is comming off a no contest against Nick Lenz at UFC on Versus 4.


Gesias Cavalcante vs. Lyle Beerbohm Slated for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson

Late lastnight Strikeforce officials announced that Gesias Cavalcante and Lyle Beerbohm will face eachother at Fedor vs. Henderson.  Strikforce officials did not state where this bout will be on the card but it will more then likely find itself on the preliminary card.  Both fighters are looking for a much needed victory as Beerbohm is 0-2 in his last two fights and Cavalcante is 1-3 in his last four fights.


ESPN Profile Leads to Bellator Signing Rad Martinez

Shortly after watching the ESPN documetry show “Outside the Lines” edition of Rad Martinez, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney decided that Martinez was not only the type of fighter that Bellator wanted in their orginization but he was also the type of person that they wanted.  Rebney immediately contacted Martinez and signed him to a multifight deal.  Martinez is a 9-2 fighter was featured because of his life story most specifically how he takes car of his father who suffered a brain injury after a car accident.


No Decision Made on Nate Marquardt’s Suspension, Pennsylvania Hearing Slated for July 13

Nate Marquardt’s future is still on hold.  Originally hopeful that his suspension would already belifted Marquardt will have to wait another week.  Marquardt was suspended by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission and subsequently released from the UFC after his levels of testosterone tested above the allowable levels.  Marquardt complied with all of the requests made by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission and was hopeful that a decision would be made this week but due to the holliday Marquardt will have to continue to wait to find out if he will allowed to continue his fighting career.


Photo: Donald Cerrone (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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