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

M-1 Global “A Battle of Legends: Fedor vs. Monson” Results

Moscow’s Olympic Arena was the host to M-1 Global’s  A Battle of Legends: Fedor vs. Monson.  The main card aired live on pay-per-view, while the preliminary bouts were streamed on Facebook and Ustream.tv.

Fedor Emelianenko def.  Jeff Monson by unanimous decision

Daniel Weichel def. Jose Figueroa by TKO. Round 1

Mairbek Taisumov def. Joshua Thorpe by KO. Round 2, 3:15

Albert Duraev def.Xavier Foupa-Pokam by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 2:40

Yuri Ivlev def. Jerome Bouisson by KO. Round 1, 0:58

Alexander Volkov  def.Arsen Abdulkerimov by KO. Round 1

Salim Davidov def. Sergey Kornev by unanimous decision

Mikhail Malyutin def. Seydina Seck by KO. Round 1

Source: M-1 Global

Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland on deck for UFC on Fox 2

Recent bantamweight title contender Demetrious Johnson will return to action against former WEC champ Eddie Wineland at UFC on Fox 2  on Jan. 28.

Verbal agreements are in place for the bout.

The event is expected to take place from the United Center in Chicago.

Source: MMAWeekly

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt set for UFC 144 in Japan

Heavyweight strikers Cheick Kongo and Mark Hunt have agreed to face one another when the UFC returns to Japan on Feb. 26.

Both fighters are coming off recent wins as Kongo defeated Matt Mitrione at UFC 137 and Hunt dispatched of Ben Rothwell at UFC 135.

UFC 144 will take place from the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo and will be headlined by a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson.

Source: MMAWeekly

Takeya Mizugaki Meets Chris Cariaso at UFC 144

Former WEC bantamweight title contender Takeya Mizugaki will take on Chris Cariaso on Feb. 26 in Japan.

Verbal agreements are in place for the UFC 144 fight.

Mizugaki will fight at home in Japan for the first time since 2008.

Source: MMAWeekly

UFC 139 Salaries

The California State Athletic Commission has released the salaries from UFC 139, which took place Nov. 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The night’s main card aired on pay-per-view, and the preliminary card aired on Spike TV and streamed on Facebook.

Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Mauricio Rua: $165,000
Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Cung Le: $350,000
Urijah Faber: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus) def. Brian Bowles: $19,000
Martin Kampmann: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Rick Story: $19,000
Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000
Ryan Bader: $48,000 (includes $24,00 win bonus) def. Jason Brilz: $13,000
Michael McDonald: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Alex Soto: $6,000
Chris Weidman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Tom Lawlor: $12,000
Gleison Tibau: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Rafael Dos Anjos: $16,000
Miguel Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Nick Pace: $4,000
Seth Baczynski: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Matt Brown: $12,000
Danny Castillo: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Shamar Bailey: $8,000

The figures do not include deductions for insurance, licenses and taxes, nor do they include sponsorship income, locker room or special bonuses, or pay-per-view revenue.

Source: MMAJunkie

Strikeforce Challengers 20 Salaries

Salaries from Strikeforce Challengers 20 have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  The event took place from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Lumumba Sayers: $6,000 def. Antwain Britt: $6,000

Ronda Rousey: $8,000 def. Julia Budd: $3,500

Adlan Amagov: $10,600 def. Anthony Smith: $2,400

Trevor Smith: $6,000 def. T.J. Cook: $3,000

Derek Brunson: $9,000 def. Nate James: $3,000

Matt Ricehouse: $8,000 def. Bill Cooper: $3,000

Bobby Green: $8,000 def. James Reese: $3,000

Quinn Mulhern: $7,000 def. David Hulett: $3,000

Andreas Spang: $5,000 def. Willie Parks: $3,000

Source: MMAFighting

Strikeforce Challengers 20 Medical Suspensions

Medical suspensions from Strikeforce Challengers 20 have been announced by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Strikeforce Challengers 20 took place Nov. 18 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night’s five-fight main card aired on Showtime.

  • Lumumba Sayers: Suspended until May 18 due to right-knee injury, though he can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until Jan. 3 with no contact until Dec. 19 for precautionary reasons
  • Julia Budd: Suspended until May 18 due to right-elbow injury, though she can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until Jan. 18 with no contact until Jan. 3 for precautionary reasons
  • Matt Ricehouse: Suspended until May 18 due to left-elbow injury, though he can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor
  • Anthony Smith: Suspended until Jan. 18 with no contact until Jan. 3 for precautionary reasons
  • Quinn Mulhern: Suspended until Jan. 18 with no contact until Jan. 3 due to scalp laceration
  • Wille Parks: Suspended until Jan. 18 with no contact due to lower-lip laceration and precautionary reasons
  • Nathan James: Suspended until Jan. 3 with no contact until Dec. 19 due to a left-upper-eyelid injury
  • David Hulett: Suspended until Dec. 19 with no contact until Dec. 10 due to nasal bridge laceration
  • Andreas Spang: Suspended until Dec. 19 with no contact until Dec. 10 due to a right-eye laceration; also must provide MRI for comparison to March 2011 MRI
Source: MMAJunkie

Photo: Fedor Emelianenko celebrates victory (M-1 Global)