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

Overeem out of Strikeforce Grand Prix; Silva fights Cormier on September 10

Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem has been removed from the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix.  The Dutchman cited a toe injury from his bout with Fabricio Werdum that would prevent him from competing on Sept. 10.

His semifinal opponent, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will now battle undefeated wrestler stalwart Daniel Cormier.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the removal and stated that despite exiting the tournament, Overeem remains under contract with Strikeforce and will compete at a future event.

SOURCE: Tatame

Nogueria injured, fight with Franklin scrapped from UFC 133 card

Yet another light heavyweight has been forced to withdraw from UFC 133.  Brazilian Antonio Rogerio Nogueria is out of the August 6 fight against Rich Franklin due to a shoulder injury. The bout will not replaced, and the Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama bout will be moved to the co-main event slot, while the welterweight battle between Dennis Hallman and Brian Ebersole has been moved to the main card.


Guto Inocente out, Lionel Lanham faces T.J. Cook at Strikeforce Challengers 17

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Guto Inocente (5-0) has been forced out of this weekend’s Strikeforce Challengers 17 event.

T.J. Cook (11-3) has stepped in to replace him and now faces Lionel Lanham (3-0) on the evening’s preliminary card.

Strikeforce Challengers 17 takes place July 22 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night’s main card, including a trilogy headliner between Roger Bowling and Bobby Voelker, airs on Showtime.


Raphael Assuncao now meets Johnny Eduardo on UFC 134 prelims

Brazilian featherweights Raphael Assuncao and Johnny Eduardo will meet on August 27 at UFC 134 from the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

The bout is slated for the preliminary card.

SOURCE: Twitter

Strikeforce adds Mein vs. Santos to Sept. 10 card

Welterweight Canadian prospect Jordan Mein will make his Strikeforce debut against Brazilian Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos at the promotion’s Sept. 10 event.

The main card of the event will air on Showtime, but the location of the event is yet to be announced.

SOURCE: Twitter

Te Huna, Romero set to battle at UFC 135

Light heavyweights James Te Huna and Ricardo Romero have agreed to meet at UFC 135 on Sept. 24 from the Pepsi Center in Denver.

The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and  Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Kyle Cerminara and Mtume Goodrum are co-winners of Bellator’s New Jersey open tryouts

Bellator Fighting Championships has crowned two winners from their latest open tryout, which took place at Daddis Fight Camps in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Former All-American Kyle Cerminara and Mtume Goodrum were selected and will fight for the promotion at an upcoming area event.

Cerminara began his professional MMA journey in January, having wrestled for most of his life.  He is a former University of Pennsylvania wrestling coach.

A New Jersey native, Mtume Goodrum entered Bellator’s open tryouts as a relative unknown.  Goodrum put on an impressive display of striking and grappling during the tryouts, and his skills earned him a shot in the promotion.

Also at the Bellator’s open tryouts, two women competed for a spot on a future undercard. Jamie Lowe, wife of UFC veteran Waylon Lowe, participated as well as Bridgette Narcise.

Photo: Alistair Overeem (Sherdog)