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

Werdum returns to the UFC and will take on Nelson

A heavyweight showdown between Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum is in store for Super Bowl weekend, at UFC 143 Feb. 4, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Werdum will return to the UFC following a stint with Strikeforce. Werdum previously fought in the UFC from 2007 to 2008. Nelson on the other hand his attempting to continue his momentum after defeating Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Werdum will have a chance to exact revenge on old foes as his last loss came at the hands of Allistar Overeem and his last UFC loss to the current UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

Source: MMA Weekly

Bellator signs former Shooto champ Ueda

Former Shooto 132-pound champion Masakatsu Ueda has been signed to compete in the upcoming sixth-season bantamweight tournament

Thus far, Bellator has inked Ueda and Marcos Galvao in the 135-pound draw, and will be featuring six more bantamweights in the tournament. Bellator’s sixth season is expected to kick off in March and will feature a total of five eight-man tournaments. In addition to the bantamweight bracket, tournaments will be held in the featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions.

Source: Sherdog

UFC prelims set to air on Fox 2

UFC 142 prelims will serve as UFC’s debut on FX on Jan. 14, a FUEL TV official confirmed on Tuesday.

FUEL TV and FX share the same parent company, FOX. Fox will broadcast the majority of UFC prelim bouts in 2012, however, the UFC 142 undercard will air on the network’s sister channel, FX. Also, FUEL TV will air the weigh-ins live and a post-fight show immediately following the event.

The UFC 142 main card, featuring Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes for the UFC featherweight title, will air live on pay-per-view. The event will take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Below is the full card.

Main card:

Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes — UFC featherweight title

Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson

Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Erick Silva

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim


Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares

Mike Pyle vs. Paulo Thiago

Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov

Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira

Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio “Pato” Carvalho

Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa

Source: MMA Fighting

Wineland versus Bedford set for UFC on Fox 2 as “Mouse” moves

Demetrious “Mouse” Johnson is moving to the flyweight division which causes, Eddie Wineland, Johnson’s previously scheduled opponent and former World Extreme Cagefighting champion, to take on former “Ultimate Fighter” Johnny Bedford at UFC on Fox 2.

UFC on Fox 2 is scheduled to take place Jan. 28 at the United Center in Chicago.

Source: UFC

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal lineup is complete

“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on Dec. 17 is complete with nine bouts.

Officials recently finalized the lineup with two preliminary-card bouts: middleweights Fernando Gonzalez vs. Eddie Mendez and welterweights Chris Brown vs. Herman Terrado.

The complete line-up is below:

Main Card:

Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

Gegard Mousasi vs. Ovince St. Preux

Billy Evangelista vs. K.J. Noons


Roger Bowling vs. Jerron Peoples

Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox

Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones

Fernando Gonzalez vs. Eddie Mendez

Chris Brown vs. Herman Terrado

Source: Strikeforce

Photo: Fabricio Werdum (Dave Mendel, Sherdog)