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

Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman set for August in San Diego

Newly crowned Strikeforce 135-pound women’s champion Ronda Rousey has her first opponent since winning the belt.

Rousey will put her title on the line against Sarah Kaufman on Aug. 18 in San Diego, Calif.

No venue has been named yet, but the event is expected to air on Showtime.

Source: MMAFighting
Ryan Martinez joins Bellator’s heavyweight roster

The Bellator roster continues to grow, as the promotion announced the signing of Ryan Martinez today.

Martinez has a record of 7-1, including a recent win over NCAA wrestler Mark Ellis. The newest member is expected to make his return on Aug. 24, but Martinez’s opponent is unknown at this point.

“The second I heard Bellator had interest in bringing me over, I thought the move was a no-brainer, so everything came together pretty quickly,” said Martinez. “Bellator without a doubt in my mind has the hungriest and most exciting fighters in this sport, and I want to be a part of that.”

Source: The MMA Corner
John Albert set to file appeal for controversial loss to Erik Perez at TUF Live Finale

After a controversial stoppage in his last fight, John Albert is looking to appeal.

Against Erik Perez, referee Kim Winslow stopped the fight saying Albert tapped out to a submission hold, however, Albert never did such.

Albert is expected to discuss the matter with the Nevada State Athletic Commission soon.

Source: MMAWeekly
MTV’s Matt ‘Danger’ Schnell meets Ryan Hollis in pro debut at Legacy FC 14

An opponent has been set for Matt “Danger” Schnell’s pro MMA debut.

After recently signing with Legacy Fighting Championships, Schnell will debut at Legacy FC 14 against Ryan Hollis.

Legacy FC 14 is expected to take place on Sept. 14 from Houston’s Arena Theater. The event is expected to air on HDNet.

Source: MMAJunkie

Photo: Ronda Rousey (Sherdog)

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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.