Every Monday, The MMA Corner takes a look – with video footage when possible – at the previous weekend’s action at small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans, consensus-ranked fighters and up-and-coming prospects. Here’s what went down between Aug. 25 and Aug. 28:

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Shooto Brazil: Fight for BOPE (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Aug. 25)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 August Tussles Worth Watching, UFC veteran Ronys Torres (20-4) earned a unanimous decision over Akbarh Arreola (19-6-1)…WEC veteran Glover Teixeira (15-2) scored a first-round knockout of UFC and MFC vet Marvin Eastman (17-14-1)…Recent Dream addition Rodolfo Marques Diniz (13-1) claimed a unanimous verdict over ShoXC veteran Jesse Brock (13-6)…Hacran Dias (19-1-1) made a successful featherweight debut, submitting Eddie Hoch (7-3) in the first round via rear-naked choke…Pride veteran Johil de Oliveira (15-13-1) scored a second-round doctor’s stoppage TKO of Haroldo Bunn (3-5)…Felipe Olivieri (10-3) also forced a second-round doctor’s stoppage to earn the TKO in his battle with Cesar Augusto (7-7)…The event was modeled after the UFC’s Fight for the Troops series and benefits Rio’s military police special forces.


Glover Teixeira vs. Marvin Eastman

Hacran Dias vs. Eddie Hoch

Aug. 26
Cage Fighting Championship 18: Juarez vs. Rodriguez (Sydney, Australia)

Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Jesse Juarez (16-7) successfully defended his CFC welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Manuel Rodriguez (8-2)…UFC and IFL veteran Antonio McKee (26-4-2) secured a rear-naked choke in the first round to submit Jai Bradney (13-7-1)…Robert Whittaker (7-0) remained undefeated with a second-round armbar submission of Corey Nelson (9-2).

Deep: 55 Impact (Tokyo)

Levan Razmadze (black and red trunks) vs. Kazuhisa Tazawa

Former Sengoku lightweight champion Mizuto Hirota (13-4-1) captured the Deep lightweight crown with a unanimous decision over defending champion and Dream veteran Katsunori Kikuno (15-4-2) in a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 August Tussles Worth Watching…Featherweight champion Koichiro Matsumoto (13-3) retained his title with a second-round corner stoppage TKO of Tatsunao Nagakura (6-2). Matsumoto retired following the bout in order to pursue a career in comedy…Levan Razmadze (4-0) claimed the Deep Megaton (super-heavyweight) title with a first-round keylock submission of defending champion Kazuhisa Tazawa (7-2-1)…Pride veteran Ryuta Sakurai (22-16-6) scored a second-round TKO of Dream veteran Katsuyori Shibata (4-11-1)…Amanda Lucas (2-1), daughter of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, locked in an armbar to submit Hikaru Shinohara (6-8) in the first round. Shinohara refused to tap, but her corner threw in the towel to end the contest.

Amanda Lucas (blue shirt) vs. Hikaru Shinohara

Extreme Challenge 191 (Bettendorf, Iowa)

Pride veteran Joe Pearson (38-17-1) picked up a win at the event.

ProFC Grand Prix Global: East Europe (Kishinev, Moldova)

Laszlo Soltesz (19-3) entered the middleweight bracket as a late replacement, but ended up winning the division’s one-night tournament with two first-round stoppages. Soltesz eliminated Tomas Penz (5-5) in the semifinals via rear-naked choke before defeating Denis Gunich (3-5) by way of guillotine choke in the tourney finals.

Aug. 27
King of the Cage: Kingpin (Lubbock, Texas)

Tim Means (14-3-1) submitted Cody Pfister (4-3) via first-round choke.

ProElite: Honolulu Hawaii (Honolulu)

Kendall Grove vs. Joe Riggs

UFC and Strikeforce veteran Andrei Arlovski (16-9) scored a third-round TKO of Ray Lopez (5-3)…TUF 3 winner and UFC veteran Kendall Grove (13-9) needed just 59 seconds to lock in a standing guillotine choke and submit UFC and Strikeforce vet Joe Riggs (34-14)…2009 NCAA Div. I wrestling champion Mark Ellis (1-0) secured a rear-naked choke in the second round to submit Jake Heun (1-1)…UFC veteran Drew McFedries (10-6) scored a second-round TKO of Garrett Olson (4-4), who stepped in on little more than 24 hours’ notice after EliteXC vet Kala Hose withdrew from the bout with a knee injury…Olympic silver medalist wrestler Sara McMann (4-0) kept her spotless record intact with a third-round keylock submission of Raquel Pa’aluhi (3-2)…Reagan Penn (1-0), younger brother of UFC star B.J. Penn, made a successful pro debut, needing just 70 seconds to submit Paul Gardiner (2-1) by way of a rear-naked choke.

Reagan Penn vs. Paul Gardiner

Photo: Ronys Torres (l) battles Akbarh Arreola at Shooto Brazil (Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog)