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 143: St-Pierre vs. Diaz Slated for Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Today the UFC announced that the highly anticipated title fight between current champion Georges St-Pierre and top contender Nick Diaz will take place at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.  UFC 143 will take place Super Bowl weekend with the main event title fight and a co-main event between Carlos Condit and Josh Koscheck.

MMA Fans Voted to Give Jessica Aguilar vs. Lisa Ellis-Ward a Spot on the Main Card of Bellator 58

Founder and CEO of Bellator Fighting Championship Bjorn Rebney recently did something that had never been done before by a major mixed martial arts organization: He gave fans the opportunity to pick the final fight shown on the televised portion of Bellator 58.  Rebney announced via his Twitter account three different fights that were up for the voting and when all the votes were tallied it was Aguilar and Ellis-Ward that earned the spot on the main card.

Bellator 58 weigh-in results:  All fighters make weight except for Aguilar

The official weigh-ins for Bellator 58 took place today and every fighter made weight on their first attempt except for Lisa Aguilar.

Champion Eddie Alvarez tipped the scales at 154 pounds while his opponent Michael Chandler weighed in at 154.5.  The only fighter to miss weight on their first attempt was Lisa Aguilar, who came in 1.5 pounds over.  Aguilar was given additional time to cut the weight.

MAIN CARD (MTV2)

  • Champ Eddie Alvarez (154) vs. Michael Chandler (154.5)
  • Champ Hector Lombard (193) vs. Trevor Prangley (194.75)
  • Jessica Aguilar (117.5) vs. Lisa Ellis-Ward (114)
  • Rafael Dias (145.75) vs. Marlon Sandro (145.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)

  • Brett Cooper (185.5) vs. Jared Hess (185.5)
  • Valdir Araujo (169.75) vs. Ailton Barbosa (170.5)
  • Cosmo Alexander (157.25) vs. Avery McPhatter (156)
  • Jonas Billstein (185.5) vs. Herbert “Whisper” Goodman (185.5)
  • Fabio Mello (135.5) vs. Farkhad Sharipov (135.75)
UFC 139 Official Weigh-in Results: Henderson (203), “Shogun” (205) On Weight

UFC hosted the official weigh-ins for UFC 139 today at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., for the live event tomorrow night.  While everybody on the televised portion of the card made weight, there were two fighters on the preliminary card that failed to make weight.  Nick Pace weighed in six pounds over and immediately forfeited 20% of his fight purse.  Pace’s opponent Miguel Torres also missed weight on his first attempt.  Torres tipped the scale the first time at 137 pounds and was given two additional hours to lose the excess weight.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

  • Dan Henderson (203) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205)
  • Cung Le (185) vs. Wanderlei Silva (185)
  • Brian Bowles (136) vs. Urijah Faber (136)
  • Martin Kampmann (170.5) vs. Rick Story (170.5)
  • Stephan Bonnar (205) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (205)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

  • Ryan Bader (205) vs. Jason Brilz (204)
  • Michael McDonald (136) vs. Alex Soto (135)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

  • Tom Lawlor (185) vs. Chris Weidman (185.5)
  • Rafael dos Anjos (155.5) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
  • Nick Pace (141) vs. Miguel Torres (137)
  • Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Matt Brown (171)
  • Shamar Bailey (158) vs. Danny Castillo (155)