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

Fedor Emelianenko released from Strikeforce

After losing his third consecutive fight this past weekend, UFC President Dana White has announced that “The Last Emperor” has been cut from Strikeforce.  The contract situation is a little complicated as we have now learned that the Russian’s contract was with Showtime Networks, Inc., not with directly with Strikeforce.

Considering that M-1 Global is a promotion in which Fedor has his ties to, he will likely come back to fight on Showtime under one of the remaining three fight shows that the promotion will hold on the network.


The UFC and Fox Sports Latin America agree on broadcasting rights

A two-year broadcasting deal between Fox Sports Latin America and the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been agreed upon to televise the UFC in 18 Latin American countries has been signed.  With Mixed Martial Arts gaining more fans each day, the UFC thought that this would be the right move to further promote both the brand and the sport.

The first event to be broadcasted will be this Saturday’s “UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz.”

SOURCE: Sherdog
Dream 17 adds Tatsuya Kawajiri to the card to fight as a featherweight

Kawajiri will square off in a rematch against Joachim Hansen on the next Dream card.  The first fight occurred in Feb. 2006 under Shooto and the fight lasted only eight seconds after a Hansen delivered an accidental low blow.  That fight was contested at 154 pounds and the next fight will take place at 145 pounds.


Photo: Fedor Emelianenko (Esther Lin/Strikeforce)

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Brian McKenna
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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.