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

Matt Riddle to face Henry Martinez after Jorge Lopez pulls out of UFC 143

Promotional newcomer Henry Martinez will make his Octagon debut against Ultimate Fighter veteran Matt Riddle at UFC 143.  Riddle was expected to meet Jorge Lopez on the preliminary card, but Lopez has been forced off the card.

The event is headlined by an interim welterweight title bout between former Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz and former WEC kingpin Carlos Condit.  It takes place Feb. 4 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Source: UFC

Leonard Garcia out of UFC 144

Featherweight Leonard Garcia has suffered an injury during training and will be forced out of his scheduled UFC 144 fight with Tiequan Zhang.

No replacement has been named at this time.

UFC 144 takes place from the Saitama Super Arena on Feb. 26 in Japan.  The event is headlined by a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson.

Source: MMA Weekly

Tachi Palace adds Jenkins, Huckaba on March 9

Tachi Palace Fights 12: “Second Coming”will feature former NCAA wrestling champ Bubba Jenkins facing Chris Gomez and heavyweight Dave Huckaba squaring off with Bellator vet Liron Wilson.

The event is headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Georgi Karakhanyan and Micah Miller.  It takes place March 9 from Lemoore, Calif.

Source: Sherdog