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 July 14 and July 18:

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Shooto: Shootor’s Legacy 3 (Tokyo; July 18)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 July Tussles Worth Watching, No. 10-ranked bantamweight Masakatsu Ueda (12-1-2) clashes with Rumina Sato (26-14-2)…No. 1-ranked flyweight Yasuhiro Urushitani (18-4-6) will defend his 123-pound Shooto world championship against No. 5-ranked flyweight Yuki Shojo (11-5-2)…Dream veteran Kotetsu Boku (18-6-2) and UFC and Dream vet Kuniyoshi Hironaka (18-8) will vie for the vacant Shooto 154-pound world title…The event will air tape delayed on The Fight Network in Canada.


July 15
Shark Fights 17 (Frisco, Texas)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 July Tussles Worth Watching, Jake Rosholt (11-3) will look to avenge a 2010 TKO loss when he rematches with fellow UFC and Bellator veteran Matt Horwich (26-18-1)…UFC and Pride veteran Ricco Rodriguez (46-11) locks horns with Karl Knothe (19-6)…The event airs live on HDNet.

Other Events

American Fighting Organization: Glory (Revere, Mass.)
Global Fight League 12: Smith vs. Stone (Dover, N.H.)
Jawbreaker Fights 12 (Jacksonville, N.C.)
Locked in the Cage 9 (Philadelphia)
Ultimate Top Team Fights 2 (Aurora, Colo.)

July 16
Elite 1 MMA: Hostile Territory (Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada)

UFC and Pride veteran Jeremy Horn (87-21-5) takes on Shawn Marchand (8-6).

Legend Fighting Championship 5 (Cotai, Macau)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 July Tussles Worth Watching, Rodney MacSwain (12-3) will defend his LFC welterweight title against Dream veteran Myung Ho Bae (11-5)…The event airs live on The Fight Network in Canada and live on pay-per-view in the U.S.

Martial Arts Super Sport: Inauguration (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)

Jim Hettes (6-0) battles Jacob Kirwan (8-2)…UFC veteran and TUF 11 alum Kris McCray (5-3) is slated to face Daniel Stittgen (5-1)…TUF 11 alum Joseph Henle (4-0-1) fights Lewis Rumsey (5-5).

Professional Fighting Championships: Border Wars 1 (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

Travis Briere (8-1) squares off with IFL veteran Chris Clements (8-4) in a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 July Tussles Worth Watching.

Rage in the Cage 153 (Chandler, Ariz.)

UFC veteran Aaron Brink (25-21) goes up against Cliff Starks (6-0).

Other Events

Absolute Action MMA 16: Battle for the Belts (Florence, Ky.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Ascend Combat: Chaos (Shreveport, La.)
CageSport 15 (Tacoma, Wash.)
Chattanooga Extreme Fight Night VII (East Ridge, Tenn.)
Full Contact Fighting Federation: Rumble at the Roseland 58 (Portland, Ore.)
Gladiator Promotions: Summer Knockouts (Denham Springs, La.)
Global Fighting Alliance 13 (Alexandria, La.)
High Altitude Face Off 4 (Alamosa, Colo.)
Indiana Fighting Championship (Dale, Ind.)
Kansas Super Fights (McPherson, Kan.)
Kickdown 94: Pride and Glory (Denver, Colo.)
King of the Cage: Brawl in the Mall 5 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
King of the Cage: High Altitude (Cortez, Colo.)
King of the Cage: Underground 69 (Sault Ste Marie, Mich.)
Lords of the Cage: Battle at the Bay (Manson, Wash.)
Maxfight 9 (Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
NAAFS: Proving Ground MMA Series 9 (Streetsboro, Ohio)
Rings: The Outsider 17 (Tokyo)
Rogue Fights 14 (Redding, Calif.)
Strike King Combat: Hotter than Hell Fight Night (Wichita, Kan.)
The Rock MMA: Rock at the Dock 4 (Mooresville, N.C.)
Total Combat 41 (Sunderland, England)
Total Warrior Challenge 9: Berserk (Indianapolis)
Tribelate: Vol. 33 (Tokyo)
United Fighting Federation 8: Wreckage (Salina, Kan.)
Universal Cage Combat (Batesville, Ind.)

July 17
Zst: Battle Hazard 5 (Tokyo)

Shunichi Shimizu (20-6-9) collides with fellow Sengoku veteran Shigeki Osawa (6-1-1).

Other Events

Battlefield Fight League 9 (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) Airing tape delayed on The Fight Network in Canada
GCM: Demolition Xigma: Rage (Itami, Hyogo, Japan)
Zst: Swat! In Face 8 (Tokyo)

Photo: Kotetsu Boku (l) and Kuniyoshi Hironaka are set to vie for the vacant 154-pound Shooto belt (Taro Irei/Sherdog)