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

Hioki meets Roop in Octagon debut

Former Sengoku featherweight champion Hatsu Hioki will make his UFC debut on October 29 as he takes on George Roop at UFC 137 in Las Vegas. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.


Lionel Lanham face Carlos Filho at Strikeforce Challengers 17

Unbeaten light heavyweights Lionel Lanham and Carlos “Guto” Filho has been added to Strikeforce “Challengers 17”, promotion officials announced on Saturday.

Headlined by a welterweight rubber match between Bobby Voelker and Roger Bowling, Strikeforce Challengers 17 takes place July 22 from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

SOURCE: Sherdog

Bobby Lashley battles Eddie Sanchez in Titan FC 19 headliner

Heavyweights Bobby Lashley (6-1) and Eddie Sanchez (12-5) will meet at Titan Fighting Championships 19 from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on July 28.

The night’s main card will air on HDNet. Also appearing on the card are Veterans Rob Kimmons and James Krause.


Keith Berry meets Gian Villante at August’s Strikeforce Challengers 18 event

Gian Villante (7-3) and Keith Berry (10-7) will square off at “Strikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs. Duarte” in a light heavyweight bout.

Featuring a lightweight contest between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, Strikeforce Challengers 18 takes place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The evening’s main card airs on Showtime.


Photo: George Roop (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)