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

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Tito Ortiz scheduled for Toronto

Verbal agreements have been made for a bout between two of the most respected light heavyweights in the world, as Antonio Rogerio “Lil Nog” Nogueira will take on “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz on Dec. 10 at UFC 140.

The two legends were expected to face each other at UFC Fight Night in March, but an injury to Ortiz forced the fight to be called off.

Source: UFC.com
Vitor Belfort vs. Cung Le added to UFC 139

After the Brazilian’s win over Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133, the UFC is quickly putting Belfort back in the Octagon against martial arts master Cung Le.

The Sanshou kickboxer Le will be making his UFC debut after competing in Strikeforce.

The two will compete at UFC 139, which takes place on Nov. 19 in San Jose, Calif.

Aaron Simpson to Welcome Eric “Red” Schafer Back at UFC 136

After Nick Catone had to pull out of the fight due to injury, Aaron Simpson has a new opponent for UFC 136 on Oct. 8 in Houston.

Simpson (9-2) is looking to bounce back after two consecutive losses to Brad Tavares and Mario Miranda. He won seven straight fights to begin his career.

Schafer (12-5-2) had a stint in the UFC, but did not last long after back-to-back defeats to Ryan Bader and Justin Brilz. In his one appearance outside the UFC, he defeated Chris Albandia at XFO 41.

Source: MMA Weekly
Bellator 59 set for Nov. 26, features Freire vs. Pellegrino, Held vs. Nover

The promotion is planning a return to the Garden State on Nov. 26.

Bellator 59 will feature a pair of UFC veterans as Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (9-2 MMA, 2-1 BFC) meets Kurt Pellegrino (16-6 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and Marcin Held (11-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) fights Phillipe Nover (5-3-1 MMA, 0-0 MMA).

The event will take place at Ceasars Atlantic City in N.J.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Tito Ortiz reacts to his submission victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 132 (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.