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

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson signs with Titan Fighting Championships

Kansas City-based Titan Fighting Championship has announced the signing of former UFC fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. He is expected to headline Titan Fighting 22 on Friday, May 25 from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

The former welterweight will be competing at middleweight with Titan; a weight class he attempted to move to at UFC 142 in January, but missed weight for the third time in his career. After being defeated by Vitor Belfort, Johnson was released from the UFC.

Johnson’s opponent will be revealed within the next week.

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil cast revealed

Featherweights and middleweights will make up the roster for the first international season of The Ultimate Fighter. The fighters will be coached by middleweights Wanderleri Silva and Vitor Belfort, who will fight at UFC 147 in June, along with the season’s finalists.

The upcoming season debuts on March 25 and will be shown on Globo in Brazil. In the U.S., episodes will stream on UFC.com and air on Fuel TV. TUF: Brazil is currently in production and will be shown in the show’s past, pre-taped format.

Featherweights
Alexandre Ramos (5-0)
Rodrigo Damm (9-5)
Rony Mariano Bezerra (10-3)
Godofredo Pepey (8-0)
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini (19-3-1)
Medeiros Anistavio (12-7)
Johnny Goncalves (4-0)
Hugo Viana (5-0)
Fernando Duarte Guerra (10-1)
John Teixeira (13-0-1)
Rafael Bueno (7-1)
Wagner Campos (11-3)
Pedro Nobre (10-0-1)
Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva (14-1)
Dileno Lopes (8-0)
Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. (10-1)

Middleweights
Sergio Moraes (6-1)
Cezar Ferreira (4-2)
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira (5-0)
Daniel Sarafian  (7-2)
Gustavo Sampaio (5-1)
Richardson Moreira (3-0)
Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa (9-0-1)
Renee Forte (7-1)
Joao Paulo de Souza (8-4)
Francisco Drinaldo (10-1)
Thiago Rela (3-1)
Charles Maicon (8-1)
Gilberto Galvao (19-4-1)
Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo (8-1-1)
Samuel Trindade (6-1)
Delson Heleno (23-6)

Source: Globo

Wyoming creates MMA board

Mixed martial arts is now regulated in the state of Wyoming thanks to recently passed House Bill 87.

The sport was not illegal in the state previously; however, because it was not overseen by an athletic commission, official fighter records did not include results from bouts held within the state.

With the new law, the state becomes the 45th to regulate MMA.

The bill, sponsored by Representative Bryan Pedersen, had been unanimously approved by both the state’s Senate and House of Representatives.

Source: UFC

Super Fight League 1 Results

India’s Super Fight League held its first event on Sunday, March 11 from the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai, India.  The event aired live on YouTube and featured a heavyweight clash between James Thompson and Bob Sapp. Sapp appeared to suffer a leg injury and tapped out before the two-minute mark of the opening round.

FULL RESULTS
James Thompson def. Bob Sapp by submisison (injury). Round 1, 1:52
Sanja Sucevic def. Lena Ovchynnikova by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:28
Travis Bell def. Nail Natasadu by submission (forearm choke). Round 1, 1:18
Chaitanya Gavali def. Tiran Thakshala by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Mohd Shahid def. Mayura Dissanayake by majority decision (29-28, 30-30, 30-29)
Lakwinder Sekhon def. Madura Rathnayake by TKO. Round 1, 1:29
Jimmy Ambriz def. Satish Jha by TKO. Round 1. 0:14
Xavier Foupa-Pokam def. Joey Guel by TKO (cut). Round 1, 5:00

Photo: Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)