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

Strikeforce’s “Cyborg” Santos to appeal suspension at April 9 CSAC meeting

Cristiane Santos, who tested positive for a banned substance after her victory over Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal plans to appeal her suspension at a hearing in front of the California State Athletic Commission on April 9. Santos was suspended for one year and fined $2500.

All Fighters make weight for UFC on Fuel TV 1

All fighters competing on UFC on Fuel TV 1 weighed in today and all fighters made weight on their first attempt.  UFC on Fuel TV 1 is headlined by Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger.  The event takes place at Omaha Civic Auditorium with the prelims airing live on Facebook and the main card being aired live on Fuel TV.

FUEL TV Broadcast

  • Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Diego Sanchez (170)
  • Dave Herman (234) vs. Stefan Struve (256)
  • Ronny Markes (185) vs. Aaron Simpson (186)
  • Philip De Fries (241) vs. Stipe Miocic (240)
  • T.J. Dillashaw (136) vs. Walel Watson (135)
  • John Albert (135) vs. Ivan Menjivar (135)

Facebook Prelims

  • Jonathan Brookins (145) vs. Vagner Rocha (145)
  • Sean Loeffler (185) vs. Buddy Roberts (184)
  • Anton Kuivanen (156) vs. Justin Salas (155)
  • Bernardo Magalhaes (155) vs. Tim Means (155)
With Mike Kyle injured, Smith vs. Sayers bumped to main card for Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey

With Mike Kyle being forced to pull out of his co-main event fight with Gegard Mousasi at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, the promotion announced today that they are promoting Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers to the main card. With Smith vs. Sayers being promoted to the main card it is now speculated that Mousasi will not be getting a new opponent.

UFC 144 broadcast will be four hours, features seven fights

Today UFC spokesman Ryan Garb announced that next weekend’s UFC 144 pay-per view will be four hours long and will air seven bouts instead of the traditional five bouts.  The two bonus fights are Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch and Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski.

Strikeforce’s Gina Carano cast for “In the Blood” action-thriller

After making her acting debut role in the blockbuster movie “Haywire” it didn’t take long for Carano to get her second role.  Carano has now been cast for the lead role in an upcoming action-thriller “In the Blood.”  The film will be directed by John Stockwell and production is scheduled to start in late spring or early summer.


Photo: Diego Sanchez talks with Joe Rogan (Tracy Lee/Yahoo Sports)

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