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

Penner fights DeBlass, Natal battles Craig at UFC on Fuel TV 4

UFC’s third Fuel TV event just wrapped up, but the lineup for the fourth event is already coming together.

Light heavyweights Nick Penner and Tom DeBlass will make their sophomore appearances inside the Octagon, with both seeking their first UFC victory. Penner suffered a TKO loss to Anthony Perosh in his Octagon debut, while DeBlass fell via majority decision to Cyrille Diabate in his first outing with the promotion.

Meanwhile, in middleweight action, Rafael Natal is set to take on Andrew Craig. Natal has gone 2-1-1 under the UFC banner, with his two most recent UFC bouts ending in decisions in favor of the Brazilian.  Craig will be making his second appearance inside the Octagon after posting a unanimous decision over Kyle Noke in his debut.

UFC on Fuel TV 4 takes place on July 11 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil debuts June 10 on Fuel TV

The UFC, during its UFC on Fuel TV 3 broadcast, announced that the Brazilian edition of The Ultimate Fighter will ake its U.S. television debut on June 10 at 10 p.m. ET on Fuel TV.  The Brazilian edition of the reality series is currently airing on Globo in Brazil and is available online in the U.S. The show is expected to air each week on Sunday nights.

The show’s coaches, Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort, are slated to fight at UFC 147 on June 23 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

UFC on Fuel TV 3 draw 173,000 viewers

UFC numbers that look like Bellator numbers.  So is the case for UFC’s third Fuel TV card.  Last night’s event was viewed by 173,000 sets of eyeballs. The broadcast was three hours long and featured six live fights.  The third Fuel TV event fell short of its predecessors, as the first two shows drew 217,000 and 197,000 respectively. The event did, however, perform extremely well compared to the ratings for Fuel TV’s broadcast of the UFC on Fox 3 prelims.

Source: MMA Junkie
K-1 parent company FEG files bankruptcy

Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG), long-time combat sports promoting organization, officially declared bankruptcy in Tokyo District Court, according to a report by private credit research firm Teikoku Databank.  FEG, who partners with Real Entertainment to promote Dream events, also promoted one of the world’s leading kickboxing federations, K-1, as well as K-1’s MMA off-shoot, Hero’s.  In recent years, the organization has seen its programming dropped from Japanese network television.  Real Entertainment maintains that it is still going forward with scheduling the next Dream event.

Campuzano and Steve Garcia fight for flyweight crown, Hieron debuts against Bronzoulis at Legacy FC 12

Fresh off a loss to Gerald Harris at the last Legacy Fighting Championship event, Mike Bronzoulis has an opponent for his next fight.  The Strikeforce veteran will welcome former IFL champion and Bellator tournament participant Jay Hieron to the Legacy cage at Legacy Fighting Championship 12.

Also slated for the event, UFC veteran Will Campuzano will meet Steve Garcia in a rematch of a 2010 fight that saw Campuzano edge Garcia via split decision.  This time, the two will vie for the inaugural LFC flyweight title in the evening’s headlining affair.

LFC 12 takes place July 13 at Houston’s Arena Theater and airs live on HDNet. The event is also expected to feature Robert Drysdale against Isaac Villanueva.

Bellator’s Season-Six Tournaments to Conclude during Summer season

There are only two events remaining in Bellator’s sixth season and yet two of its tournaments have yet to even conclude the semifinal round.  Now, it turns out that those two tourneys will conclude during Bellator’s Summer Series.

Welterweights Karl Amoussou and David Rickels meet in a semifinal bout this Friday at Bellator 69. The winner of that fight will clash with Bryan Baker this summer.  Meanwhile, the remaining bantamweight semifinal between Luis Nogueira and Hiroshi Nakamura goes down at Bellator 70.  The winner takes on arcos Galvao this summer.

Bellator’s Summer Series consists of three events, with one event each for the months of June, July and August.

Source: MMA Junkie

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