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 65 Weigh-ins Results

Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky and title challenger Eduardo Dantas had no trouble landing within the 135-pound limit on the scales at the Bellator 65 weigh-ins, as was the case with every other main-card fighter on the card. Welterweight Levon Maynard, who faces Lyman Good, weighed in only .6 pounds above the 171-pound limit.

MTV2 Main Card

  • BW Title Bout: Champ Zach Makovsky (134.4) vs. Eduardo Dantas (135)
  • FW Semifinal: Mike Corey (145.6) vs. Daniel Straus (145.8)
  • BW Quarterfinal: Marcos Galvao (135) vs. Ed West (135.8)
  • BW Quarterfinal: Luis Nogueira (135.4) vs. Alexis Vila (136)

Spike.com Undercard

  • Kenny Foster (145.6) vs. Jay Haas (145.6)
  • Duane Bastress (185.2) vs. Plinio Cruz (185)
  • Lester Caslow (146) vs. Scott Heckman (146)
  • Terrell Hobbs (155.4) vs. Will Martinez (153.8)
  • Emanuel Brooks (155.8) vs. Mikhail Malyutin (155.3)
  • Lyman Good (171) vs. LeVon Maynard (171.6)
  • Ailton Barbosa (169.6) vs. Kris McCray (170.6)
K-1 World Max Final 16 Roster

K-1 Global head Doug Kaplan has released 12 of the 16 names targeted for the K-1 World Max Final 16, with four names still in the negotiation stages. The event is to be held at the Palacio Vista Alegre in Madrid, Spain, on May 27. It will be the first of seven events from the promotion, with a total of$2,000,000 in prize money for the man who prevails in this single-elimination tournament.

Confirmed for this tournament so far are:

  • Andy Souwer (Holland)
  • Mike Zambidis (Greece)
  • Drago (Armenia)
  • Artur Kyshenko (Ukraine)
  • Yasuhiro Kido (Japan)
  • Yuji Nashiro (Japan)
  • Su Hwan Lee (Korea)
  • Abraham Roqueni (Spain)
  • Chahid (Morocco)
  • Longern Superpro Samui (Thai)
  • Harut Grigorian (Belgium)
  • Chris Ngimbi (Congo)

Other names are to be announced at a later date as the first K-1 tournament of 2012 begins to take shape.

Sources: Liver Kick, K-1
James Te Huna says he will fightg Brandon Vera at UFC on Fuel TV 4

Though UFC on Fuel TV 2 has to be contested, the card for UFC on Fuel TV 4 may already be taking shape, as James Te Huna has said that he will be fighting Brandon Vera at UFC on Fuel TV 4 in July of this year. If confirmed, Te Huna will be putting the strength of a current 3-1 run in the UFC against the strength of Vera’s return win against Eliot Marshall at UFC 137 last fall.

UFC targeting events in Macau and Singapore

Though Japan has often been seen as the mecca of MMA in Asia, and though China is one of the long-term targets for the UFC’s expansion into the Asian market, the UFC is looking to knock on China’s doorstep by breaking in the Singaporean market, as well as Macau.

“We’re in pretty detailed discussions about Macau for this year,” said the UFC’s Mark Fischer, “though we’re not at a point where he can make a formal announcement.”

It remains to be seen whether or not the UFC can acquire the response they seek from those markets in 2012, but the UFC breakthrough in those markets is certainly inevitable in Fischer’s eyes as well as in the minds of UFC officials.

The UFC returns to the U.K. in September

The UFC only made one trip to the United Kingdom in 2011 when UFC 138 came to England, but while details are not final, UFC Manager of International Development, Marshall Zelaznik, confirmed Septemeber as the likely month for a UFC event in the U.K. It is unknown who will headline the card, what date the card will take place, or which part of the United Kingdom will host the event.

Source : MMA Weekly

 Photo: Zach Makovsky (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

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Dale De Souza
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Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.