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 March 1 and March 4:

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Titan Fighting Championship 21 (Kansas City, Kan.; March 2)

UFC and Sengoku veteran Jorge Santiago (23-10) locks horns with Bellator vet Leonardo Pecanha (14-7)…Pride and Bellator veteran Fabio Mello (9-6) squares off with Josh Huber (7-2)…Joe Ellenberger (12-1), brother of UFC fighter Jake Ellenberger, battles Jesse Zeugin (7-2)…The event airs live on HDNet.


March 2
Other Events

Arnold’s Amateur MMA Festival (Columbus, Ohio)
Cage Combat 8 (Humble, Texas)
Extreme Fighting Championships Africa 12 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Omaha Fight Club 87: Improved (Omaha, Neb.)
Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz/The Beatdown: Domination of Warriors (Sheridan, Colo.)
South Texas Fighting Championships 19 (McAllen, Texas)
Texas Rage in the Cage 13 (Beaumont, Texas)
Xtreme Fight Events: Cage Wars 13 (Chester, Pa.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive

March 3
Industry of Combat New Zealand 16 (Auckland, New Zealand)

Bellator veteran Sam Alvey (17-3) tangles with Brandon Ropati (3-0).

Jewels: 18th Ring (Tokyo)

Roxanne Modafferi (15-9) takes on fellow Strikeforce veteran Takayo Hashi (13-4)…The event airs tape delayed on The Fight Network in Canada.

Lion’s Fight 1: The Beginning (St. Petersburg, Russia)

No. 5-ranked 145-pound female fighter Yana Kunitskaya (6-1) is slated to face Anna Melikhova (0-0).

MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 6 (Riverside, Calif.)

No. 9-ranked 115-pound female fighter and Bellator veteran Carla Esparza (6-2) clashes with Angela Magana (10-4)…The event streams live on Sherdog.

Other Events

Barbarian Fight Club: Unleashed (Amelia, Va.)
Budofights: MMArch MMAdness (Bend, Ore.)
Cage 18: Turku (Turku, Finland)
Cage Brawl Fighting Championships: March Mayhem (Appalachia, Va.)
Deep: Amateur Deep (Tokyo)
Driller Promotions/SEG: Downtown Showdown 3 (Minneapolis)
Hard Knocks Fighting Championship 21 (Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada) Airing tape delayed on The Fight Network in Canada.
Havoc in Hartselle MMA Challenge (Hartselle, Ala.)
King of the Cage: Future Legends 5 (Las Vegas)
Knockout Events: Pheasant City Fight Night IV (Redfield, S.D.)
Pancrase: Progress Tour 2 (Osaka, Japan)
Tabernacle Fight Party (Atlanta)
Xtreme Fight Events: Cage Wars 14 (Chester, Pa.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive

Photo: Jorge Santiago (R) battles Demian Maia (James Law/Heavy MMA)

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