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

Illinois commission does not license Kraniotakes, then reverses decision

Andreas Kraniotakes was the man to replace an injured Pedro Rizzo in the main event against Tim Sylvia at ProElite 2, until this morning when the Illinois State Professional Athletic Commission ruled that he would not get a license due to a lack of sanctioned fights on his record. Soon thereafter, the commission decided to reverse their decision and allow Kraniotakes to fight at the event.

ProElite 2: Big Guns will take place on Nov. 5 in Moline, Ill.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie
Carlos Condit will remain No. 1 contender regardless of main event outcome at UFC 137

After speculation that the winner of the main event fight at UFC 137 between B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz could potentially jump past Carlos Condit and get the next shot at welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC president Dana White confirmed today that “The Natural Born Killer” will remain the No. 1 contender for the title.

According to White, GSP will be out six to eight weeks and will take on Condit for the belt when he is fully recovered from his injury.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie
Donald Cerrone thinking about dropping to featherweight

“The Cowboy” is focused on his upcoming fight with Denis Siver this Saturday at UFC 137, however he has another name stuck in the back of his mind: Nam Phan.  This came about after Phan made a comment about his opponent’s coaches after his recent fight with Leonard Garcia, a teammate and good friend of Donald Cerrone.  If it meant dropping to featherweight in order to do it, “The Cowboy” would be more than willing to shed the additional ten pounds in order to square off with the TUF alum.

There is no official word as to whether or not Cerrone would make a permanent drop, or if it would be just for one fight.

SOURCE: MMA Fighting
SCC 3 gets a new fighter in their inaugural middleweight title fight

Super Cage Combat 3 was set to have a fight between Elvis Mutapcic and Bristol Marunde for the first-ever middleweight title in the promotion, however Mutapcic was forced off of the card with a knee injury and will be replaced by UFC veteran Jay Silva.

SCC 3 will take place on Nov. 4 in Las Vegas

SOURCE: MMA Junkie
Jon Anik to leave ESPN for the UFC

When the UFC broadcasts fights on the FX network, there will be a new voice coming out of your speakers. It was announced today by the president of the promotion that Jon Anik will leave ESPN to join the UFC in an announcer’s role.  When FX broadcasts UFC Fight Night cards, Anik will provide the play-by-play commentary and he will also appear in an unrevealed role with The Ultimate Fighter series.

The Boston native had served as the host of MMA Live on ESPN and was also the play-by-play announcer for Bellator Fighting Championships for a short period of time.

SOURCE: Sherdog
Undercard of UFC on FOX 1 will stream online for free

It had been announced that only one fight from the inaugural UFC card on Fox, the main event heavyweight title fight between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, would air live on television, which left fight fans in a position where they were unsure if they would be able to view the other nine fights on the card.  It was revealed today that the undercard will stream for free on not only Facebook, but also on FOX.com.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie

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  • rose

    I cannot wait to watch these UFC fights. I am so excited that UFC signed with FOX and now they will be showing some on FX and Fuel. This makes me even happier that I have DISH Network as my provider/employer. I know with them since they have a long term agreement with the FOX channels I won’t have to worry about missing any fights that air on FX like DirecTV customers will have to.

    • Bryan Henderson

      Fortunately, DirecTV customers won’t have to miss anything on FX, as DirecTV announced an agreement with News Corp. that will result in no interruptions in service.