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

UFC Prelims shift from Facebook to Fuel TV in 2012

Those who have missed out on the UFC’s live Facebook streams due to other commitments on fight night are smiling today, as they’ll soon have the opportunity to record the live fights on their DVR’s.  The UFC and FOX announced that beginning in 2012, Fuel TV will take the place of Facebook in airing live preliminary bouts.  The news was one of many details announced today surrounding the UFC’s programming across the FOX networks.

SOURCE: MMA Fighting
MacDonald out, Patrick in against Ebersole at UFC 140

Welterweight Rory MacDonald has been forced out of a scheduled contest against Brian Ebersole at UFC 140 in Toronto.  The UFC announced that Claude Patrick will now face Ebersole at the event.  Patrick was slated to face Rich Attonito on the Dec. 10 card, and the UFC is currently seeking a replacement opponent to face Attonito.

Josh Rave steps in to challenge Ian McCall at Tachi Palace Fights 11

Reigning Tachi flyweight champion Ian McCall has a new opponent for the promotion’s Dec. 2 event.  After original opponent Will Campuzano withdrew with a rib injury, the 18-8 Josh Rave has stepped in as a late replacement to challenge the champ.  The two will headline the card, which takes place at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif.  The promotion had been in negotiations with top flyweights Rambaa Somdet and Shinichi “B.J.” Kojima as possible opponents for McCall, but were unable to reach an agreement with either man.

Eduardo out, Soto in against McDonald at UFC 139

UFC President Dana White today announced that bantamweight Johnny Eduardo has been forced out of a scheduled UFC 139 bout with Michael McDonald.  Stepping in to replace Eduardo will be Alex Soto, who enters the UFC with an undefeated 6-0-1 mark.

UFC 139 takes place Nov. 19 in San Jose, Calif.

Alistair Overeem files lawsuit against Golden Glory

Former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem recently parted ways with his longtime home gym and management team at Golden Glory.  Now, he’s taking legal action against them.  Overeem filed a lawsuit seeking a court order to break his management contract with Golden Glory.  The lawsuit also alleges that Golden Glory is refusing to pay Overeem $151,000 that he is owed.  Overeem is preparing for his UFC debut, which comes on Dec. 30 against Brock Lesnar.


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