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

Tito Ortiz to Be Inducted Into UFC Hall of Fame

UFC President Dana White let it be known that Tito Ortiz will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame prior to his UFC 148 bout with Forrest Griffin. It’s no secret Ortiz and White have had their differences in the past but it’s nice to see White acknowledge Ortiz’s contributions to the sport.

“He pound for pound was doing some of the most damage at a time when we were hurting,” said White. “But it’s part of our history the way the storylines played out between me, Chuck and Tito. He’s definitely a part of the history of the sport.”

Ortiz will face Griffin at UFC 148 which is scheduled to take place July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Source: MMA Weekly

Bibiano Fernandes Not Signed to the UFC?

Bibiano Fernandes, one of the world’s top bantamweight fighters wants to make one thing perfectly clear; he’s not an UFC fighter. News outlets previously reported the DREAM champion was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 149.

Fernandes was then removed from his scheduled bout, a move many fans attributed to a training injury. A new ripple in the story has come through as Fernandes let it be known he was never signed to an UFC contract.

“I would like to make perfectly clear the news concerning my involvement with the UFC. It was announced that I, Bibiano Fernandes have been contracted to fight for the organization at UFC 149 which will take place in the city of Calgary on the 21st of July. I would like to make it clear that I am not a UFC athlete as I did not sign any contract with the UFC organization.”

Source: Fighters Only

UFC on FX 3 Main Card and Prelim Ratings Are In

The UFC on FX 3 main card events drew an average of 1.1 million viewers. The preliminary card which aired on Fuel TV averaged 84,000 viewers. Those numbers represent a bit of a dip in viewers as the UFC on FX 2 event averaged 1.4 million views with its prelims averaging 113,000 viewers.

UFC on FX 3 was headlined by a featherweight rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall. Johnson would emerge victorious after three tough rounds of action. The event also saw rising prospect Erik Silva pick up a submission victory over Charlie Brennemen.

Source:  Sherdog

Two Bouts Added to UFC’s Trip To Nottingham

The UFC’s trip to Nottingham, officially being called UFC on Fuel TV 5, just received a pair of bouts. England’s Brad Pickett will square off against Yves Jabouin and a pair of Ultimate Fighter competitors meet when Andy Ogle faces Akira Corassani.

Pickett is coming off a victory against Damacio Page while Jabouin is riding a three-fight win streak. Corassani is returning from a long layoff while Ogle will make his official UFC debut after being losing to Al Iaquinta on The Ultimate Fighter.

UFC on Fuel TV 5 is slated to occur on Sept. 29 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.

Source:  Sherdog

UFC on FX 3 Medical Suspensions: A trio of fighters receive 60 Day Suspensions

Josh Neer, Eddie Wineland, and Scott Jorgensen all received 60 day suspensions following their bouts on the UFC on FX 3 event. Neer’s suspension is a result of a first-round KO loss against Mike Pierce while Jorgensen’s suspension stems from his second-round TKO loss to Wineland.

Matt Grice also received an indefinite suspension for a possible foot fracture during his fight with Leonard Garcia. The full list of medical suspensions are:

  • Matt Grice: Indefinite suspension pending orthopedic clearance due to possible left foot fracture
  • Josh Neer: Suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons due to knockout
  • Eddie Wineland: Suspneded 60 days due to forehead laceration
  • Scott Jorgensen: Suspended 60 days due to possible concussion
  • Lance Benoist: Suspended 45 days sue to lacerations on right eyebrow and under right eye
  • Sean Pierson: Suspended 45 days due to scalp laceration
  • Justin Salas: Suspended 30 days due to chin laceration
Source:  MMA Junkie

Photo: Tito Ortiz reacts to his submission victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 132 (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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Kyle Symes
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Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.