Every Thursday, The MMA Corner takes a look at the upcoming weekend’s schedule of small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans as well as consensus-ranked fighters. Here’s what’s going down between Jan. 26 and Jan. 29:

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Maximum Fighting Championship 32: Bitter Rivals (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Jan. 27)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 January Tussles Worth Watching, UFC and IFL veteran Antonio McKee (26-4-2) will put his MFC lightweight championship on the line against UFC and Sengoku vet Brian Cobb (19-6)…In the promotion’s first non-title five-round bout, UFC veteran Wilson Gouveia (12-8) locks horns with Dwayne Lewis (12-7)…Dhiego Lima (6-0) squares off with Strikeforce veteran Nathan Coy (9-4)…TUF 13 alum Ryan McGillivray (11-5-1) battles Diego Bautista (7-0)…The event airs live on HDNet.


Jan. 26
Indy MMA (Indianapolis)

Bellator and Sengoku veteran Matt Jaggers (20-7) tangles with Tom Osborne (11-8).

Jan. 27
Combat Zone 40: Kicking it XL at The Rock (Salem, N.H.)

Bellator veteran Rene Nazare (10-1) is slated to face John Ortolani (6-4).

Midwest Cage Championship 38: Hernandez vs. O’Brien (Des Moines, Iowa)

UFC veteran T.J. O’Brien (16-5) meets Allen Hernandez (7-6).

Pinnacle Combat IX: It’s Personal (Dubuque, Iowa)

TUF 5 alum Brian Geraghty (24-17-1) goes up against Beau Laughridge (3-1).

Other Events

Cut Throat MMA: Invasion Aurora (Aurora, Ill.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Extreme Cage Combat 13 (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Paramount Prize Fighting (Denver)
Quest for Glory (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
SteelFist Fight Night V: Feud at 155 (Salt Lake City)
The Warriors Cage 13: Impact (Porterville, Calif.)
Tuff-N-Uff: Beauties and Beasts (Las Vegas)

Jan. 28
California Fight Syndicate: Santa Monica (Santa Monica, Calif.)

TUF 11 alum Joseph Henle (5-0-1) clashes with WEC veteran Mike Moreno (5-3).

Extreme Challenge 203 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

UFC veteran Joe Vedepo (11-5) is among the fighters slated to compete at the event.

NAAFS: Caged Fury 16 (Morgantown, W.Va.)

UFC veteran and recent Bellator addition Sean McCorkle (13-2) fights Mike Gordon (1-0).

Pancrase: Progress Tour 1 (Tokyo)

No. 8-ranked flyweight and Sengoku veteran Kiyotaka Shimizu (10-6-2) will defend his flyweight King of Pancrase title against Seiji Ozuka (12-9-6) in a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 January Tussles Worth Watching…In a one-night tournament to crown a new middleweight King of Pancrase, former light heavyweight King of Pancrase and Sengoku veteran Ryo Kawamura (12-6-4) meets Pride vet Yuji Hisamatsu (15-19-6) while Sengoku vet Ikkei Nagamura (6-3-2) clashes with Hikaru Sato (21-20-4). The winners will meet later in the night to vie for the title…UFC and Pride veteran Yuki Kondo (53-26-8) goes up against Kenji Nagaki (3-2).

Other Events

American Extreme Combat 1 (Cullman, Ala.)
Art of War Productions: Bound by Honor (Jamestown, Calif.)
Barbarian Fight Club: 2012 (Fredericksburg, Va.)
Big Guns 9 (Mansfield, Ohio)
Bull City Brawl 7 (Durham, N.C.)
Caged Chaos IV: Redemption (Columbia, S.C.)
Crown Fighting Championships 5 (St. George, Utah)
Donnie Hair’s Live Cage Fights (Melbourne, Fla.)
Elite 1 MMA: Heavy Hitters (Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Extreme Challenge 202 (Bettendorf, Iowa)
Immortal Kombat II (Spring, Texas)
Merciless: The Opening Ceremony (Taradale, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand)
Operation Octagon XVIII (Richmond, Va.)
Premiere Combat Group: Cowboys Extreme Cagefighting (San Antonio)
Savage Entertainment: Blizzard Bash (Savage, Minn.)
Sugar Creek Showdown IX (Hinton, Okla.)

Jan. 29
Deep: Fujisan Festival (Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 January Tussles Worth Watching, Hiroki Aoki (10-6-1) takes on Luiz Andrade I (13-12-3).

Photo: Antonio McKee (L) and Dwayne Lewis both fight at MFC 32 this weekend  (Maximum Fighting Championship)

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