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

Tatsuya Kawajiri, Melvin Manhoef and Felipe Enomoto set to compete at One FC 3

One FC, which recently announced a partnership with the Japanese Dream organization, has added some star power to its upcoming third event, “War of the Lions,” which takes place March 31 in Singapore.

Officials today announced that Dream veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri will compete on the card at featherweight, but his opponent is not yet known.  Also set for the event is a headlining lightweight bout between Felipe Enomoto and Zorobabel Moreira, as well as a middleweight battle pitting Dream and Strikeforce veteran Melvin Manhoef against Deep light heavyweight champion Yoshiyuki Nakanishi.  In all, the show will feature 11 fights.

Source: Sherdog
Alexis Vila set to fight Luiz Nogueira in BW tourney bout at Bellator 65

Alexis Vila has a date for the first fight in his second go-around in a Bellator bantamweight tournament. The Olympic bronze medalist will fight Luiz Nogueira at Bellator 65 on April 13 in Atlantic City, N.J.

Vila advanced to the finals of the season-five bantamweight bracket before losing a unanimous decision to Eduardo Dantas.  The loss was the first of Vila’s career, and he will now attempt to rebound and earn a rematch against Dantas.

Barnett granted conditional license

Strikeforce is likely breathing a sigh of relief.  Just days after announcing a date for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finals bout between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier, Barnett has been granted a conditional license by the California State Athletic Commission for the fight.  The Commission, by a vote of 4-2, granted Barnett the license during a special hearing today.  Under the conditions of the license, Barnett will have to submit to random drug tests prior to participating in any event in California.  Barnett submitted to a test prior to the meeting, for which results came back negative for performance-enhancing substances.

Source: MMA Weekly
‘Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey’ Medical Suspensions

The Ohio State Athletic Commission today confirmed the list of medical suspensions resulting from Saturday evening’s fights in Columbus, Ohio.

Four fighters, including dethroned women’s champion Miesha Tate, were issued indefinite suspensions.  The four fighters can be cleared by a physician.  Four additional fighters earned suspensions longer than Ohio’s mandatory minimum of seven days for any fighters competing.

The full list of suspensions beyond the minimum mandatory seven days:

  • Miesha Tate: Indefinite suspension (left elbow)
  • Ronaldo Souza: Indefinite suspension (possible broken hand)
  • Roger Bowling: Indefinite suspension (possible broken hand)
  • Conor Heun: Indefinite suspension (possible broken hand)
  • Kazuo Misaki: Suspended 45 days (facial laceration)
  • Alexis Davis: Suspended 30 days (facial laceration)
  • Pat Healy: Suspended 30 days (head laceration)
  • Brandon Saling: Suspended 30 days (precautionary reasons)
Source: MMA Junkie
Strikeforce salaries: Souza, Thomson top list

The women might have headlined the card, but the men raked in the big dough at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey. Six of the men out-earned newly crowned champion Ronda Rousey, while an additional seventh male fighter out-earned Miesha Tate, who entered the evening as the only champion competing at the event.

Full list of salaries from Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey:

  • Ronda Rousey: $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Miesha Tate: $19,000
  • Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus) def. K.J. Noons: $38,000
  • Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus) def. Paul Daley: $45,000
  • Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Scott Smith: $65,000
  • Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Bristol Marunde: $10,000
  • Sarah Kaufman: $25,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Alexis Davis: $4,000
  • Roger Bowling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Saling: $5,000
  • Pat Healy: $22,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Carlos Fodor: $12,000
  • Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus) def. Conor Heun: $8,000
Source: MMA Junkie
‘Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey’ drug tests come back clean

The Ohio State Athletic Commission today revealed that drug tests performed on four fighters at this weekend’s Strikeforce event came back clean for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse. The commission tested headliners Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey, and randomly tested Kazuo Misaki and Paul Daley.

Bristol Marunde also underwent testing, but the Commission is awaiting test reults for his testosterone levels.  Marunde had received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone.  Marunde had to submit pre- and post-fight samples for the commission to check his hormone levels.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Tatsuya Kawajiri (Taro Irei/Sherdog)