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

Gustafsson vs. Matyushenko is re-set

Rising prospect Alexander Gustafsson will face long-time UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 141.  The two were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 133 this past summer before Matyushenko was injured.  Gustaffson easily knocked out replacement Matt Hamill that night.

UFC 141 features a main event of former UFC champion Brock Lesnar taking on former Strikeforce titleholder Alistair Overeem. UFC 141 takes place Dec. 30 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.


Soszynski faces Pokrajac at UFC 140

A light-heavyweight fight between former TUF competitor Krzysztof Soszynski and hard-hitting Igor Pokrajac has been set for UFC 140.  UFC 140 features Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira facing off for the second time in the main event.

UFC 140 takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.


Britt vs. Sayers, Cooper vs. Ricehouse added to Strikeforce Challengers 20

Undefeated lightweight prospect Matt Ricehouse, fresh off a victory over Ryan Couture, will face fellow undefeated fighter Bill Cooper, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.   In addition, in the light heavyweight division, Antwain Britt faces Lumumba Sayers.

Strikeforce Challengers 20 takes place Nov. 18 at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

SOURCE: Sherdog

Photo: Alexander Gustafsson (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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Richard Wilcoxon
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An East Coast native, Richard Wilcoxon grew up a die hard fan of traditional team sports. In the early 1990's, he stumbled onto the sport of MMA and has been hooked ever since. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2005 where he worked to spread his passion for the sport. He eventually became an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog before joining The MMA Corner.