Every Thursday, The MMA Corner takes a look at the upcoming weekend’s schedule of small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans as well as consensus-ranked fighters. Here’s what’s going down between March 22 and March 25:

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BAMMA 9 (Birmingham, England; March 24)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 March Tussles Worth Watching, Tom “Kong” Watson (14-4) puts his BAMMA World middleweight title on the line against Lonsdale British middleweight champion Jack Marshman (10-0)…The event airs live on The Fight Network in Canada.


March 23
Botnia Punishment 11 (Seinajoki, Finland)

No. 6-ranked 115-pound female fighter Mei Yamaguchi (9-3-1) squares off with Katja Kankaanpaa (5-0).

Walk the Walk (Baton Rouge, La.)

UFC veteran Kyle Bradley (16-9) fights Ryan Bixler (25-22-1).

Other Events

Absolute Action MMA 24 (Ft. Wright, Ky.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Brutaal Kato 2 (Mankato, Minn.)
Epic Fighting 11 (San Diego) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Extreme Cage Combat 8.0 (Asheville, N.C.)
Renaissance MMA 23: Schneider vs. McCloskey (New Orleans)
Superfight Australia 13 (Perth, Australia)
Ultimate Reno Combat: Fight Factory at the Knit (Reno, Nev.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Xtreme Cage Wars: Colorado PD & FD 2012 (Sheridan, Colo.)

March 24
Battlezone Fighting Championships 5 (Dublin, Ireland)

No. 6-ranked 125-pound female fighter and Bellator veteran Aisling Daly (13-2) battles Titiana Van Polanen Petel (1-2).

Duelo de Titas (Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, Brazil)

Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Igor Gracie (4-2) takes on Manuelo Morales (6-2) for the promotion’s vacant welterweight title.

Eurogames MMA Sports: Middleweight Tournament Opening Round (Sala Polivalenta, Romania)

UFC veteran Peter Sobotta (8-4-1) meets Marius Panin (0-5)…M-1 Challenge veteran Mairbek Taisumov (16-3) clashes with Luca Poclit (0-0).

Iowa Challenge 67 (Waterloo, Iowa)

UFC and IFL veteran Travis Fulton (247-49-10) collides with Dominic Vintages (0-0).

Road FC 7: Recharged (Seoul, South Korea)

UFC veteran Roan Carneiro (14-9) goes up against Jung Hwan Cha (8-5-1).

Strength and Honor Championship: Llorent vs. Reljic (Geneva, Switzerland)

UFC veteran Goran Reljic (9-3) locks horns with Bellator vet Rogent Lloret (11-3-1) in a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 March Tussles Worth Watching.

Other Events

Ascend Combat: Nothing Personal (Shreveport, La.)
Fostoria Fight Night (Fostoria, Ohio)
Gladiator Championship Fighting 10: Battle in the Cage (Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic)
Hardrock MMA 46 (Bowling Green, Ky.)
HookNShoot: BattleSport (Evansville, Ind.)
Martial Arts Super Sport 2 (Kingston, Pa.)
NAAFS: Midwest Combat Challenge 19 (Akron, Ohio) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
No Mercy Extreme Fighting: Annihilation 39 (Ft. Collins, Colo.)
Ohio Xtreme Fighting 24: St. Patty’s Day Smack Down (Dayton, Ohio)
Quest for Glory Championship I: The Quest Begins (Greenville, S.C.)
Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 3 (Chongqing, China)
Rocky Mountain FC (Vernal, Utah)
SportFight X (Huntsville, Ala.)
Supremacy Fighting Championship 9 (Auckland, New Zealand)
USFFC 3: Call to Arms (Marion, N.C.)
Xplode Fight Series: Disarm (Valley Center, Calif.)

March 25
Other Events

Deep: Nagoya Impact: Kobudo Fight (Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)

Photo: Tom Watson (Sherdog)

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