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

Bellator 61 lineup complete, set with five prelims as well as Kemp-Quayhagen

Next week’s fight card for Bellator 61 has now been finalized.  The event takes place March 16, live at the
Horseshoe Riverdome in Bossier City, La. The main card will be aired live on MTV 2 with the prelims being aired
live on Spike.com.  The finalized card will be as follows:

MAIN CARD (MTV2)

  • Eric Prindle vs. Thiago Santos (season-five heavyweight-tourney final rematch)
  • MaiquelFalcao vs. Norman Paraisy (middleweight-tourney opening round)
  • Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna (middleweight-tourney opening round)
  • Vyacheslav Vasilevsky vs. Victor O’Donnell (middleweight-tourney opening round)
  • Giva Santana vs. Bruno Santos (middleweight-tourney opening round)

PRELIMINARYCARD (Spike.com)

  • Quaint Kempfvs. Josh Quayhagen
  • Trey Houstonvs. Jeremiah Riggs
  • DerrickKrantz vs. Eric Scallan
  • Derek Camposvs. Patrick Cenoble
  • Jeremy Myers vs. Jason Sampson
Source: MMA Junkie
Amman will play host to the tournament finals of Cage Warriors Fight Night 5

Cage Warriors Fight Night 5 will no longer take place in Saudi Arabia.  The promotion announced the change today and they will now be taking the event to Jordan.  The event is expected to take place at the newly completed boxing arena in Amman, Jordan.

Source: MMA Junkie
UFC 145 pay-per-view and FX lineup official

Zuffa officials announced the final line up for UFC 145.  The event takes place April 21 at Atlanta’s Philips Arena and will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and top contender Rashad Evans.  The rest of the event is as follows:

MAIN CARD (pay-per-view)

  • Champ Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans (for light-heavyweight title)
  • Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
  • Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
  • Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)

  • Michael McDonald vs. Miguel Torres
  • Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
  • Matt Brown vs. Stephen Thompson
  • John Makdessi vs. Anthony Njokuani

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

  • Mac Danzigvs. Efrain Escudero
  • ChrisClements vs. Keith Wisniewski
  • Maximo Blanco vs. Marcus Brimage
Source: MMA Junkie
Tachi Palace 12: Olson defeats Gibson, Emerson submits Young

Tachi Palace hosted their 12th MMA event this past Friday and top competitors like Casey Olsen, Rob Emerson and Bubba Jenkins took the opportunity to move one step closer to the UFC. Tachi Palace 12 took place Friday, March 9, live from the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif.

  • Bantamweight bout: Casey Olsen def. Cody Gibson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
  • Lightweight bout: Robert Emerson def. Savant Young by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:29
  • Bantamweight bout: Francisco Rivera def. Antonio Duarte by KO (punches). Round 1, 1:15
  • Lightweight bout: Bubba Jenkins def. Chris Gomez by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1,
    2:07
  • Heavyweight bout: Dave Huckaba def. Liron Wilson by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:05
  • Featherweight bout: Anthony Avila def. Art Becerra  by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 4:08
  • Flyweight bout: Alex Perez def. Edgar Diaz by submission (kimura).  Round 1, 2:33

Photo: Josh Quayhagen makes his Bellator Debut (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

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