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

Junior dos Santos set for first title defense against Alistair Overeem at UFC 146

UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will face former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem on May 26 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Dos Santos returns to action for the first time since claiming the belt from Cain Velasquez at UFC on Fox 1 in November.

Overeem earned his title shot by dispatching of former champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 141.

Source: UFC

Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II slated for summer

It appears as if former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar will get his wish after all. UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that Edgar will rematch Benson Henderson sometime in the summer.

Following their UFC 144 title fight, White hinted that Henderson would likely face Anthony Pettis in his first title defense, but Edgar’s pleas for a rematch have been granted.

Henderson won a unanimous decision over Edgar to capture the belt. The rematch will mark the third straight opponent that Edgar has faced twice (he defeated B.J. Penn on both occasions and fought Gray Maynard to a draw, before finishing him by knockout at UFC 136).

Source: Twitter

UFC on Fuel TV 2 gets new headliner

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been forced out of the April 14 UFC on Fuel TV 2 main event with a knee injury. In his place will be fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva, who will face off against imposing Swede Alexander Gustafsson.

The event takes place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Silva has been out of action for more than a year following a suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He was expected to face Brandon Vera on May 15, but Vera was forced out of the fight due to injury.

Source: UFC

Brandon Saling loses licenses in Ohio and New Jersey for falsified information

Welterweight Brandon Saling has had his licenses revoked in the states of Ohio and New Jersey for failing to disclose his criminal past.

The fighter, who recently competed at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, is a registered sex offender and was convicted of “gross sexual imposition,” a felony, in 2004 in the state of Ohio.

Saling drew the ire of MMA fans due to his racially-charged tattoos relating to Nazi culture.

“Obviously this guy is never going to fight for us again,” UFC President Dana White stated. “I find it hard to believe that this guy will ever be licensed again. He better go find another job.”

Source: MMA Fighting

Tim Sylvia’s UFC return laid to rest

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has been publicly pleading for one more run in the UFC, even going so far as saying he would fight for free. However, the UFC is not interested.

UFC President Dana White responded with a “Hell no” when asked about a possible return.

Source: MMA Fighting

UFC on FX 2, Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey ratings

Last Friday’s UFC on FX 2 posted an average viewership of 1.4 million observers for its broadcast on the cable network. The event took place at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, and was headlined by a welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves.

Additionally, Showtime’s Saturday night broadcast of Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey earned 431,000 viewers. The event featured a 135-pound title fight between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Junior dos Santos (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)