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

Guida and Maynard tapped to headline June 22 UFC on FX event

The UFC’s second trip to the state of New Jersey in as many months now has a main event as lightweights Clay Guida and Gray Maynard collide on June 22 in Atlantic City.

Verbal agreements are in place for the bout, which is expected to be a five-round affair.

Both fighters are coming off losses; Guida to current champion Benson Henderson and Maynard to former champ Frankie Edgar.

Source: UFC

July’s UFC 148 adds three bouts

The UFC’s annual Fourth of July weekend event has added three fights.

Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will return to the 185-pound division to take on former Strikeforce kingpin Cung Le.

Also in the middleweight division, Michael Bisping will look to bounce back from his loss to Chael Sonnen as he battles rejuvenated Tim Boetsch.

Finally, rising bantamweight contender Renan Barao locks horns with Jeff Houghland.

UFC 148 takes place July 7 in Las Vegas and will be headlined by a bantamweight title bout between champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Urijah Faber.

Source: UFC

Bellator 62 prelim fights announced

Friday’s Bellator 62 event has added six undercard bouts to compliment the opening round of the promotion’s season-six lightweight tournament.

Filling out the Spike.com streamed portion of the card will be Sonny Luque vs. Luis Vega, Douglas Frey vs. Rad Martinez, Cosmo Alexander vs. Oscar de la Parra, Joseph Daily vs. Sean Spencer, Steven Peterson vs. Chris Jones and Dave Jansen vs. Jacob Kirwan.

The event takes place from the Laredo Energy Arena is Laredo, Texas, and is headlined by a heavyweight tournament final rematch between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos.

Source: MMA Junkie

TUF: Live ratings down from debut

The second week of The Ultimate Fighter’s new live format on FX garnered the attention of 1.1 million viewers. That is slightly less than the 1.3 million that tuned in for the two-and-half hour season premiere.

Team Cruz fighter James Vick defeated Team Faber’s Daron Cruickshank by knockout in the first fight of the show’s second round.

Source: MMA Weekly

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