Every Thursday, The MMA Corner takes a look at the upcoming weekend’s schedule of small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans as well as consensus-ranked fighters. Here’s what’s going down between Sept. 22 and Sept. 25:

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Titan Fighting Championship 20 (Kansas City, Kan.; Sept. 23)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 September Tussles Worth Watching, former WEC lightweight champion and UFC veteran Jamie Varner (17-5-1) locks horns with Bellator vet Alonzo Martinez (31-14-1)…No. 21-ranked heavyweight and Strikeforce veteran Brett Rogers (11-3) squares off with UFC and Bellator vet Eddie Sanchez (12-5)…The event airs live on HDNet.


Sept. 23
Global Fight League 13: Heavy Hitters (Portland, Maine)

UFC and MFC veteran Marcus Davis (19-8) meets Josh Hersey (3-2).

Riot at the Hyatt: Packer vs. Viking (Minneapolis)

Former Green Bay Packers running back and Bellator veteran Herbert Goodman (18-10) goes up against Isaiah Larson (12-6).

Shooto: Shootor’s Legacy 4 (Tokyo)

UFC and Sengoku veteran Keita Nakamura (21-4-2) battles Akihiro Murayama (11-5-6) in a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 September Tussles Worth Watching…The event airs tape delayed on The Fight Network in Canada.

Wild Bill’s Fight Night 40 (Duluth, Ga.)

UFC and Bellator veteran Diego Saraiva (21-15-1) takes on Ronnie Rogers (9-6).

Other Events

Hard Knocks Fighting Championship: School of Hard Knocks 14 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) Airing tape delayed on The Fight Network in Canada and live via ppv at GoFightLive
Midwest Cage Championships 36: Back in Action (Des Moines, Iowa)
Rumble in the Cage 44 (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) Airing tape delayed on The Fight Network in Canada and live via ppv at GoFightLive
Warfare MMA: ISKA State Championship Grand Prix (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Sept. 24
Gladiator Challenge: Armed Conflict (San Jacinto, Calif.)

Bellator veteran Sean Loeffler (24-5) fights Jimmy Stomo.

King of the Cage: Homecoming (Mt. Pleasant, Mich.)

Brandon Hunt (7-2) will defend his KOTC middleweight crown against Angelo Popofski (15-9)…UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn (100-18-7) is slated to face Christos Piliafas (3-1).

Other Events

915 MMA: Texas vs. New Mexico (El Paso, Texas)
BAMMA USA: OC Auto Show (Anaheim, Calif.)
Braunauer: Fight Night 1 (Braunau am Inn, Austria)
Cage Combat League (Wabash, Ind.)
CFC 12 (Alexandria, La.)
Cherokee St: United (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Conflict MMA Promotions: Fight Night at the Point 2 (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.)
Dare Championship: 2/11 (Bangkok, Thailand)
Elite Championship Cage Fighting 18 (Charlotte, N.C.)
Full Contact Fighting Federation: Rumble at the Roseland 59 (Portland, Ore.)
Gladiator Cage Fights: Campbell vs. Bosler (Marion, Ill.)
Goshin Ryu MMA Championships: Total Combat 42 (Sunderland, England)
Lights Out Combat: Invasion (Marshall, Va.)
Maximum 4 (Bahia, Brazil)
MMA Big Show: Cage Wars (Cincinnati)
NFC Promotions 4: Contenders (Logan, Ohio)
Onslaught Fights: Carnage (Winchester, Va.)
Pound ‘Em Productions: Boomtown Brawl 2 (Dickinson, N.D.)
Pure Fighting Championships 8 (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada)
Rage in the Cage: Bad Blood #14 (Phoenix)
The ConfLICK Cage Fighting (Raleigh, N.C.)
XFE Presents (Chester, Pa.)
Yankee Lake Brawl Room 30 (Brookfield, Ohio)

Sept. 25
Heat 19 (Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)

Strikeforce veteran Lolohea Mahe (5-2-1) clashes with Cristiano Kaminishi (8-1).

Photo: Brett Rogers (Jeff Miller/Sherdog)