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 weigh-in results

Maiquel Falcao needed two attempts to make the 186-pound weight limit for the middleweight tournament, but he was able to make the weight.  Falcao was the only fighter that needed additional time to make weight.  Today’s weigh-ins took place at the Orleans Room at Horseshoe Riverdome in Bossier City, La.

Main Card (MTV2)

  • Maiquel Falcao (186)* vs. Norman Paraisy (186) – middleweight-tourney opening round
  • Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (185.6) vs. Victor O’Donnell (186) – middleweight-tourney opening round
  • Giva Santana (186) vs. Bruno Santos (185.2) – middleweight-tourney opening round
  • Brian Rogers (186) vs. Vitor Vianna (185.6) – middleweight-tourney opening round

Preliminary Card (Spike.com)

  • Brent Taylor (165.2) vs. Josh Quayhagen (164.6)
  • Derrick Krantz (170.4) vs. Eric Scallan (170.4)
  • Jeremy Myers (141) vs. Jason Sampson (134.6)
  • Trey Houston (185) vs. Jeremiah Riggs (185.8)
Source: The MMA Corner

Eric Prindle out of Bellator 61 due to Flu-like symptoms, fight rescheduled to Bellator 62

After making a heavy weight cut in preparation for his scheduled fight tomorrow at Bellator 61, Eric Prindle began to suffer from flu-like symptoms and has been forced to pull out of tomorrow night’s main event with Thiago Santos.  The fight has currently been rescheduled for next week’s Bellator 62.  As of now, Maiquel Falcao vs. Norman Paraisy has been pushed to the main event.

Source: MMA Junkie

Rampage Jackson will have surgery on both knees, fight with Shogun will have to wait

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has made it very clear over recent days that he no longer wants to fight for the UFC.  With one fight remaining on his contract, “Rampage” was finally given the fight he wanted – a rematch with Shogun Rua – and now that fight will have to wait.  “Rampage” will be forced to undergo surgery on both of his knees before he will be able to fight again.  It has not been released as to when he will have these surgeries and how long he will be out, but speculation has him out for at least eight months.

Source: MMA Weekly

The highly anticipated rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson likely to headline The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale

After a controversial ending to their initial bout, UFC officials confirmed today that Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson will meet again, and it will likely headline The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale.  Their first fight was the inaugural fight of the flyweight tournament and ended in controversy when a mis-tallied scorecard gave Johnson the split decision victory.

Source: MMA Junkie

Rampage battles Jon Jones UFC 135 (April Pishna/MMA Weekly)

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