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 Feb. 9 and Feb. 12:

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Xtreme Fighting Championships 16: High Stakes (Knoxville, Tenn.; Feb. 10)

UFC veteran and former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner (18-6-1) locks horns with UFC and Dream veteran Drew Fickett (41-16)…UFC veteran and TUF 5 alum Corey Hill (5-4) squares off with Bellator and EliteXC vet Nicolae Cury (6-2)…No. 10-ranked 125-pound female fighter Marianna Kheyfets (4-0) battles Heather Clark (4-1)…The event airs live on HDNet.


Feb. 10
Legends of Fighting 51: Little Giants (Indianapolis)

UFC veteran Sean McCorkle (14-2) is slated to face Mike Williams (3-1)…UFC veteran Chris Price (19-3) clashes with Ray Lopez (6-3).

Ring of Combat XXXIX (Atlantic City, N.J.)

TUF 12 alum and Bellator veteran Jeff Lentz (8-2-1) takes on Giovanni Moljo (4-4)…UFC veteran Pete Sell (9-6) goes up against Strikeforce vet Mitch Whitesel (17-20)…The event airs live via pay-per-view at GoFightLive.

Other Events

Gladiator Championship Fighting 8: Back in the Fight (Pribram, Czech Republic)
PA Cage Fight 10 (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
Sports Fighting League: Gateway to the Top Amateur Tournament (St. Charles, Mo.)

Feb. 11
Aggression MMA 9 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Ryan Ford (16-4) battles Ricky Goodall (9-4)…UFC veteran Victor Valimaki (16-8) goes up against Tim Chemelli (8-1).

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship: Fight Night 3 (Beirut, Lebanon)

TUF 6 alum and UFC veteran Tom Speer (19-5) clashes with Mats Nilsson (7-1-1)…TUF 12 alum and UFC veteran Kyle Watson (13-7-1) is slated to face Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (18-5-1)…The event airs live on The Fight Network in Canada.

Draka: Governor’s Cup 2012 (Khabarovsk, Russia)

UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jeff Monson (43-13) takes on Alexander Illiasov (1-1).

Hoosier Fight Club 10 (Valparaiso, Ind.)

WEC and IFL veteran L.C. Davis (16-4) meets Strikeforce vet Christian Uflacker (3-0).

Legend Fighting Championship 7 (Cotai, Macau)

Dream veteran Myung Ho Bae (12-5) fights Jingliang Li (6-1)…Michael Mortimer (15-4) squares off with Sengoku veteran Taiyo Nakahara (12-6).

One FC 2: Battle of Heroes (Jakarta, Indonesia)

UFC and IFL veteran Rolles Gracie (5-1) collides with Pride and Dream vet Bob Sapp (11-9)…Gustavo Falciroli (11-3-2) meets Soo Chul Kim (4-2).

The Big Lot: Cummings vs. Stafford (Springfield, Mo.)

Strikeforce veteran Zak Cummings (13-3) faces fellow Bellator vet Lamont Stafford (3-2)…The event airs live via pay-per-view at GoFightLive.

Verdict Fighting Championship 1 (Moscow)

No. 5-ranked 145-pound female fighter Yana Kunitskaya (5-1) fights Ekaterina Saraykina (0-0).

Other Events

618 MMA: Midwest Pride IX (Sparta, Ill.)
Art of War Fighting Championships (Indianapolis)
Battlefield Fight League 13: Uprising (Vernon, British Columbia, Canada) Airing live on The Fight Network in Canada.
Cut Throat MMA: Babes and Brawls X (Ford Heights, Ill.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Dragon House MMA 9 (San Francisco)
Elite Championship Cage Fighting 20 (Hickory, N.C.)
Extreme Challenge 204 (Freeport, Ill.)
Fight Night Entertainment Round 18: Clash at the College (Everett, Wash.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Fresh Army MMA: Throwdown in the Fort 2 (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Global Fighting Alliance 17: Top Shelf Fights (Youngsville, La.)
IT Fight Series (Bellefontaine, Ohio)
King of Jacksonville #1 (Jacksonville, N.C.)
Midtown MMA: Midtown Throwdown 3 (Eugene, Ore.)
New England Fights: MMA Fight Night (Lewiston, Maine)
Nitrix: Champion Fight 10 (Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil)
No Mercy Extreme Fighting: Annihilation 38 (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
North American Fighting Championship: Wisconsin Fighting Championship (Milwaukee)
Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz/The Beatdown: Cold Wars: Prelude to Glory (Denver)
Shuriken MMA: Retribution (Auckland, New Zealand)
Spartan Fighting Championship 12: Invasion (Morehead, Ky.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Sterling Entertainment Group: Live MMA at Primetime (Burnsville, Minn.)
The Rise of a Warrior 5 (Fort Pierce, Fla.) Airing live via free stream at GoFightLive
United Fighting Federation XI: Conflict at the Cotillion (Wichita, Kan.)
Valentine’s Massacre (Little Rock, Ark.)
VFC Fight Night: Junction City 2 (Junction City, Kan.)
Xtreme Caged Combat: Wreckage (Philadelphia)

Feb. 12
Shooto: Gig Central 24: Love and Courage (Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)

TUF 8 alum and UFC veteran Shane Nelson (15-5) locks horns with Takasuke Kume (10-1-4).

Other Events

Rings: The Outsider 20 (Tokyo)

Photo: Jamie Varner (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

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