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

Shamar Bailey and Danny Castillo booked for fight at UFC 139

Shamar Bailey and Danny Castillo will both look to get back into the win column at UFC 139, where they will meet each other in a lightweight matchup. Bailey is coming off of a loss to Evan Dunham, while Castillo dropped a decision to Jacob Volkmann in his last appearance.

Both fighters are 1-1 in their first year with the UFC, which will host UFC 139 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 19.

Source: Sherdog

Efrain Escudero to meet Ceasar Avila at Bellator 55

Former UFC lightweight Efrain Escudero is set to make his Bellator debut, which will take place at this Saturday’s Bellator 55. Escudero’s first appearance under the Bellator banner will come in a bout against Ceasar Avila, who has won six of his seven professional fights.

Since being released by the UFC, the 25-year-old Escudero has won four of five contests, with his only loss coming in a unanimous decision against another former UFC competitor in Fabricio Camoes.

Source: MMA Junkie

Neil Grove returns to Bellator heavyweight tournament as replacement for Blagoi Ivanov

An injury has forced Blagoi Ivanov out of Bellator’s current heavyweight tournament, which has opened the door for Neil Grove to return to the competition as a replacement.

Grove had been eliminated from the tournament after a split decision loss to Mike Hayes in the quarterfinals. However, Grove is scheduled meet Thiago Santos in a semifinal matchup at Bellator 56.

Source: Sherdog