Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
Fighters tipped the scale for the first Invicta event, which will be an all-female promotion. Invicta Fighting Championships 1 will take place on April 28 from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. Strikeforce veteran Marloes Coenen will take on Romy Ruyssen in the main event. InvictaFC.com will be streaming the event live starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Marloes Coenen (146) vs. Romy Ruyssen (150.4)*
Jessica Penne (105.6) vs. Lisa Ellis (106)
Liz Carmouche (134.2) vs. Ashleigh Curry (137.2)*
Kaitlin Young (135.4) vs. Leslie Smith (135)
Sarah D’Alelio (135.2) vs. Vanessa Mariscal (136)
Sally Krumdiack (113.6) vs. Sarah Schneider (115.6)
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.4) vs. Amy Davis (105.6)
Michele Gutierrez (125) vs. Sarah Maloy (125.4)
Randi Miller (149.8)* vs. Mollie Estes (145)
Ashley Cummins (115) vs. Sofia Bagherdai (120.6)*
Cassie Rodish (105.2) vs. Meghan Wright (103.5)
*Ruyssen, Curry, Miller, and Bagherdai must forfeit 25 percent of their weight due to missing weight
UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has a date set for his first title defense.
Henderson and Frankie Edgar have verbally agreed to a rematch for the lightweight championship on Aug. 11 in Denver from the Pepsi Center.
The two lightweights fought at UFC 144 in Japan, where Henderson captured the belt by defeating Edgar by unanimous decision.
The UFC will return to Denver’s Pepsi Center on Aug.11, and have added two bouts to the venue.
Brazilian Luiz Cane will return to the Octagon to take on against Yushin “Thunder” Okami.
Also, veterans Thiago Tavares and Dennis Hallman will battle in the lightweight division. The two were originally expected to fight on May 5, but due to injuries have been moved to UFC 150.
The UFC will return to Atlantic City N.J., on June 22, and have put together a four-bout main card that will air on FX.
An important fight in the lightweight division will headline UFC on FX 4, as Clay Guida will go to war with Gray Maynard.
Rounding out the card will be Sam Stout taking on Spencer Fisher, Brian Ebersole locking horns with T.J. Waldburger, and Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson.
The evening preliminary bouts will air on Fuel TV, but no official word has been spoken concerning the undercard.
After competing at UFC 145 just last week, Anthony Njokuani already has another opponent.
Njokuani has been matched up with Paul Taylor as a part of the televised portion of the UFC’s fourth event on Fuel TV.
The bout has not been made official yet, but contracts are expected to be signed soon.
UFC on Fuel TV 4 is expected to take place in San Jose, Calif., on July 11.
After taking out consecutive former light heavyweight champions, Jon Jones has been given a new obstacle in Dan Henderson.
UFC president Dana White has confirmed the match-up, but no venue has been confirmed thus far.
In a line released by MMA odds maker Nick Kalikas, Jones is nearly a 6-to-1 favorite to defeat Henderson, with a number of -565. Henderson is listed as a +385 underdog.
The pre-fight press conference for UFC on Fox 3 will take place on May 3 from the Beacon Theater in New York City. Fans are welcome to attend the presser, as doors open at 1 p.m. ET, with a 2 p.m. ET start time.
UFC on Fox 3 takes place on May 5 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.
Tickets for the stacked UFC 148 event go on sale next week.
The UFC has put together a blockbuster card for July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Tickets will range from $125 to $1,200, and will be offered to the public on May 4 at 3 p.m. ET. UFC Fight Club members can take advantage of an exclusive date of May 2 to purchase theirs, with UFC.com newsletter subscribers available to purchase on May 3.
Legacy Fighting Championships have announced its feature bouts for Aug. 17 when the promotion travels to Dallas.
Former Strikeforce fighter Carina Damm will fight undefeated Claudia Gadelha, while heavyweights Jared Rosholt and Derrick Lewis will go toe-to-toe.
Legacy FC 13 takes place on Aug. 17 from the Europa Expo in Dallas. The event will be broadcasted live on HDNet.
Photo: Marloes Coenan (left) stares down Romy Ruyssen (right) while Invicta promoter Shannon Knapp (center) looks on (MMARising)