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

Alistair Overeem out, Frank Mir in at UFC 146

Dana White announced late Friday night that Alistair Overeem has been pulled from the main event of UFC 146 and Frank Mir will now step in to face Junior dos Santos for the heavyweight title. Overeem earned his shot at the champion in December when he defeated Brock Lesnar, but recently failed a drug test due to elevated levels of testosterone. Mir, who was slated to face former champion Cain Velasquez, will now get another shot at UFC gold. Mir is riding a three-fight winning streak and has won eight of his last ten fights. At this point it is uncertain if Velasquez will get a replacement opponent or be pulled from the card all together.

Source: MMA Junkie
UFC 145 Weigh in Results: All fighters on point except for John Makdessi

UFC held weigh-ins today for UFC 145 at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. All fighters came in on weight except for preliminary fighter John Makdessi who weighed in at 158 pounds, two pounds over the allowable limit. Makdessi was given the option to take an additional two hours to lose the weight, but chose to give his opponent Anthony Njokuani 20% of his fight purse instead.

Main Card

• Champ Jon Jones (205) vs. Rashad Evans (204)
• Rory MacDonald (169.5) vs. Che Mills (170)
• Ben Rothwell (263) vs. Brendan Schaub (237)
• Michael McDonald (135) vs. Miguel Torres (135.5)
• Mark Hominick (145.5) vs. Eddie Yagin (144.5)
• John Alessio (155.5) vs. Mark Bocek (155)

Preliminary Card

• Travis Browne (250) vs. Chad Griggs (228)
• Matt Brown (171) vs. Stephen Thompson (171)
• John Makdessi (158) vs. Anthony Njokuani (156)
• Mac Danzig (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (156)
• Chris Clements (169) vs. Keith Wisniewski (170.5)
• Maximo Blanco (146) vs. Marcus Brimage (145)

Source: The MMA Corner
XFC 18 will be headlined by Josh Samman vs. John Salter

Xtreme Fighting Championship officials announced today that Josh Samman will face John Salter in the main event of XFC 18.  XFC 18 is scheduled to take place on June 22 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Tennessee.

Source: MMA Junkie
Fedor meets Pedro Rizzo on June 21 in Russia

M-1 Global director of operations Evgeni Kogan announced today that Fedor Emelianenko’s next fight will take place on June 21 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, against Pedro Rizzo. More details of the event have yet to be disclosed, but it is possible that it will air on pay-per-view.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Alistair Overeem (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)

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