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

Jon Jones arrested under suspicion of DUI; UFC 151 bout with Dan Henderson in jeopardy?

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones was arrested at 5 AM in Binghampton, NY on suspicion of DUI after his car crashed into a pole. Jones was taken into custody, but was later released when his mother paid his bail. The UFC has yet to come out with an official statement, but when asked about the issue, UFC president Dana White responded by saying “It hasn’t been my week, has it?”.

Malki Kawa, manager to the UFC light-heavyweight titleholder, spoke on the matter earlier today.

“I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI. While the facts of this situation are still being gathered and situated, First Round Management fully supports Jon and we are asking for fans and media to respect the privacy of Jon and his family during this time.”

No verdict is out on how this will affect Jones’ scheduled title defense against Dan Henderson on September 1 at UFC 151.

Source: MMA Weekly

Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber set for UFC 148 interim bantamweight title tilt

As expected, “The California Kid” Urijah Faber will step inside the Octagon on July 7 at UFC 148 in Las Vegas for the UFC interim bantamweight title. His opponent, also as expected, will be Renan Barao, who steps into the cage with one of the sport’s most noteworthy win streaks—a 28-1 pro record with just one no contest. Faber, meanwhile, will be coming off his UFC 139 win over Brian Bowles to combat Barao, who replaces Faber’s currently-sidelined archrival and undisputed UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. Barring unforeseen circumstances due to injury, the winner of Barao vs. Faber will face Cruz when the champion returns from injury. At this time, it is unknown if anyone has lined up to step in to face Ivan Menjivar, the orginally-scheduled UFC 148 opponent for Barao.

Source: ESPN

Pichel-Iaquinta, Chiesa-Vick set for TUF: Live semifinals

With Vinc Pichel’s win over Chris Saunders and Al Iaquinta’s TKO win over Andy Ogle, both of last night’s winners are slated to face each other in the semifinals of The Ultimate Fighter Live. Also slated for semi-final action are last week’s winners, Michael Chiesa and James Vick. Two of these four men will face off for the six-figure contract and the honor of being the series’ fifth lightweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter and the first winner of TUF under its Live format.

Source: MMA Weekly

CFC 21 Results: Jesse Juarez retains; Soa Palalei makes 12-seconds worth of work against Bob Sapp

Australian MMA promotion Cage Fighting Championships turned in an exciting night of fights Friday night, complete with a five-round title bout between CFC welterweight champion Jesse Juarez and challenger Robert Whittaker. At the end of the five-round tilt, Juarez retained the bout on a unanimous decision victory, with two judges scoring the bout 48-47 for Juarez and on judge scoring it 49-46 for Juarez.

Also, Bob Sapp returned to action on this card opposite Soa Palalei. Palalei only needed the first twelve seconds of the fight to make short work of Sapp, who bum-rushed Palalei early but had no answer when Palalei dropped some ground and pound. Sapp is 0-8 in his last eight bouts with this loss, which now stands as the quickest career loss of the PRIDE veteran.

Full Results:

  • Jesse Juarez def Robert Whittaker via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Soa Palelei def Bob Sapp via TKO (Punches), Rd 1, 0:12
  • Jeff Monson def Jim Yorke via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Corey Nelson def Dan Pauling via KO (Punch), Rd 1, 0:33
  • David Vergers def Manuel Rodriguez via KO (Left Hook), Rd 1
  • Shabe Kafo def Kian Pham via Sub (Twister), Rd 2, 1:23
  • James Vainikolo def Jon Leven via TKO (Punches), Rd 3
  • Robert Lisita def Ryan O’Connell via Dec (Unanimous)
  • Rami El Chaoufani def Albert Patu via Sub (RNC), Rd 1, 3:22

Photo: Jon “Bones” Jones (Dave Mandel/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.