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. 16 and Feb. 19:

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Superior Cage Combat 4: Grove vs. Silva (Las Vegas; Feb. 16)

UFC veteran Kendall Grove (14-9) locks horns with UFC and Bellator vet Jay Silva (7-5)…UFC and EliteXC veteran Justin Buchholz (12-6) squares off with UFC and IFL vet John Gunderson (32-12-2) in a lightweight title tilt…TUF 11 alum Jamie Yager (5-2) clashes with Danny Davis Jr. (6-5-1)…UFC and Strikeforce veteran Terry Martin (22-9) battles Bellator vet Tim Ruberg (8-0)…In a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 February Tussles Worth Watching, Team Nogueira fighter Paulo Goncalves Silva (16-7) takes on Dominique Robinson (7-4-1)…Bellator veteran Brandon Bender (8-0) meets Marlin Weikel (9-2).


Feb. 17
Fight Time 8: It’s Fight Time (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 February Tussles Worth Watching, No. 2-ranked 115-pound female fighter and Bellator veteran Jessica Aguilar (12-4) clashes with Patricia Vidonic (5-1).

Other Events

Alaska Cage Fighting (Fairbanks, Alaska)
American MMA Fight League: MMA Fight Night IV (Newtown, Pa.)
Ultimate Reno Combat 31 (Reno, Nev.)

Feb. 18
Cage Fighting Xtreme/Crowbar MMA: Winter Brawl (Fargo, N.D.)

Indalecio Tat Romero (18-4) headlines the event against Leo Kuntz (12-1-1).

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 45 (London)

Bellator veteran Rogent Lloret (11-2-1) collides with Bobby Brents (11-2)…John Phillips (14-4) squares off with Tony Machado (4-0) in a middleweight tournament quarterfinal match-up…The event airs live on The Fight Network in Canada and streams live on the MMA Junkie website.

Championship Fighting Alliance 5: Chavez vs. Parsons (Coral Gables, Fla.)

Jarrod Card (12-5) takes on fellow Bellator veteran Ralph Acosta (9-7).

Deep: 57 Impact (Tokyo)

Doo Ho Choi (8-1) goes up against fellow Sengoku veteran Kazunori Yokota (14-5-3) in a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 February Tussles Worth Watching…Pride and WEC veteran Yoshiro Maeda (28-11-2) fights Dream vet Takafumi Otsuka (12-9-1)…Sengoku veteran Mizuto Hirota (13-4-1) is slated to face Pride and Dream vet Seichi Ikemoto (20-17-5)…Amanda Lucas (3-1), daughter of Star Wars creator George Lucas, battles Yumiko Hotta (5-3)…UFC and Pride veteran Akihiro Gono (32-16-7) tangles with Strikeforce and Pride vet Daisuke Nakamura (24-13)…The event airs tape-delayed on The Fight Network in Canada.

Donofrio Entertainment: My Bloody Valentine (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

Strikeforce and EliteXC veteran Brett Rogers (11-4) locks horns with Jeffrey Kugel (1-1).

NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 10 (Cleveland)

No. 9-ranked 125-pound female fighter and Bellator veteran Jessica Eye (5-1) goes up against Kelly Warren (3-1).

Other Events

Absolute Action MMA 23: A Night of Champions 2 (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Brace for War 14 (Canberra, Australia) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Cage Warrior Championship 8: This is How We Roll (Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Extreme Cage Challenge 5 (Connersville, Ind.)
Extreme Challenge 205 (Quincy, Ill.)
Fitetime Entertainment: Arctic Combat 12 (Fairbanks, Alaska)
Fury Promotions: Chaos in the Cage 10 (Lancaster, Calif.)
Gladiator Championship Fighting 9: Big Cage Ostrava (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Indiana Cage Fighting: Redemption (Terre Haute, Ind.)
Love at First Fight (Danville, Va.)
Mayhem 2 (Canon City, Colo.)
Pacific Xtreme Combat 29 (Pasig, Philippines)
Rings of Dreams: Fight Night V (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Ultimate Top Teams Fights 5 (Aurora, Colo.)
Ultimate Victory Challenge 19: Explosion (Columbus, Ohio)
Universal Reality Combat Championship Baguio 4: Battleground (Baguio City, Philippines)
Xtreme Knockout 14 (Arlington, Texas)

Photo: Kendall Grove (top) battles Ikuhisa Minowa (Sherdog)

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