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 on Fox 3 main event set along with two additional fights scheduled

The first fight announced for the upcoming UFC on Fox 3 event was a lightweight clash between Jim Miller and Nate Diaz.  After it had been speculated for a while, the promotion has officially announced that this fight will indeed be the main event and that it will be a five-round affair.

Along with this, the UFC has announced that heavyweights Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson will meet at this event.  Both Barry and Johnson are coming off of first-round knockout victories in their last fights.

Also, Karlos Vemola has agreed to drop down to middleweight to face Mike Massenzio.

UFC on Fox 3 is scheduled to take place on May 5 in East Rutherford, N.J.

Two fights verbally agreed upon for UFC on FX 3

At UFC 125, Thiago Silva defeated Brandon Vera by unanimous decision and as a result Vera was released from the promotion after losing three straight fights.  However, things rapidly changed after the Nevada State Athletic Commission found that Silva falsified his post-fight urine sample and changed the result of the fight to a no-contest.  The two fighters have agreed get back in the Octagon against one another at UFC on FX 3.

Also on the same night, a middleweight fight between Tom Lawlor and Jason MacDonald has been agreed upon.

UFC on FX 3 is tentatively scheduled for May 15 in Fairfax, Va.

Bellator lightweight tournament fights scheduled

Bellator 62 will play host to the first round of the promotion’s sixth-season lightweight tournament.  While the fighters in the tournament have been announced for a while, we were not sure of the match-ups until today when the promotion released the fights.

  • Patricky Freire vs. Lloyd Woodard
  • Rick Hawn vs. Ricardo Tirloni
  • Brent Weedman vs. J.J. Ambrose
  • Rene Nazare vs. Thaigo Michel

Bellator 62 will take place on March 23 in Laredo, Texas.

SOURCE: Bellator
Robert Peralta off of UFC on FX 2

Mackens Semerzier is in need of a new opponent at UFC on FX 2 next month after Robert Peralta has been taken off of the card with an injury to his foot.  The fight was scheduled to be a rematch of their fight at UFC on Fox 1 after an initial TKO victory in favor of Peralta was changed to a no-contest due to an accidental headbutt.

UFC on FX 2 is scheduled to take place on March 3 in Sydney, Australia, and will air live in the United States on March 2 as a result of the time difference.


Photo: Nate Diaz (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.