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

Date set for Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finals

Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier now have a date for their meeting in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finals.  Strikeforce and Showtime today announced that the two will meet on May 19.

An official city and venue have not been announced for the event yet, but previous reports suggest that the show will take place in San Jose, Calif.  The main card will air live on Showtime, with the prelims airing live on Showtime Extreme.

UFC on FX 2 sets records for ‘Fight Night’ event

Even though it didn’t keep the official naming of “Fight Night,” UFC on FX events still fall into that particular category of event for the organization, as do Fuel TV cards.  As such, UFC on FX 2 set attendance and live gate records for the series of UFC shows. The event, which took place this weekend at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, drew a reported 14,537 fans for a live gate of $2.2 million.

Source: MMA Junkie
Marcos Galvao and Ed West to fight at Bellator 65

It turns out that a bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout originally reported for Bellator 64 will actually take place one week later at Bellator 65.  Marcos Galvao will now meet Ed West at the April 13 card in Atlantic City, N.J.  The bout will be part of the main card, which airs live on MTV2.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Josh Barnett (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)