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

UFC on Fuel 4 boasts strong numbers for network

UFC on Fuel TV 4 averaged 211,000 viewers, which tops the UFC’s average of 199,500 viewers per Fuel event.

The event featured a main event showdown between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman that saw Weidman turn in a second round KO.

Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares rescheduled for UFC 151

Rather than fighting at UFC 150, Dennis Hallman and Thiago Tavares’ lightweight showdown will now take place at UFC 151.

UFC 151 takes place in Las Vegas on Sept. 1 with Jon Jones defending his belt against Dan Henderson headlining the show.

The veteran fighters are both coming off wins in their last bouts. Tavares won a decision against Sam Stout at UFC 142, while Hallman submitted John Makdessi at UFC 140.

UFC 148 reportedly does 1 million buys

It turns out UFC 148 couldn’t live up to UFC 100’s landmark pay-per view number after all.

After speculation surrounding the event believed it would be the biggest UFC pay-per view ever, Dave Meltzer reported that UFC 148 did roughly 1 million buys. He said that UFC president Dana White texted him saying “this sucks” about the buy-rate.

The PPV was highlighted by the rematch between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva, and while 1 million buys is a great buy-rate, it fails to compare to UFC 100’s estimated 1.6 million buys.

Bellator’s Paul Daley set to Make Debut on July 20

Paul Daley will make his anticipated Bellator debut on July 20 against Rudy Bears at Bellator 72.

The event will be held at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, and it will feature the Welterweight Tournament Finals between Karl Amoussou and Bryan Baker in the main event.

The card also features the trilogy fight between Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf.

The complete card for the show:

Welterweight Tournament Final Fight: Bryan Baker (18-3) vs. Karl Amoussou (15-4-2)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Daley (29-12-2) vs. Rudy Bears (14-10)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Emanuel Newton (18-6-1) vs. Attila Vegh (26-4-2)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Tim Carpenter (9-1) vs. Travis Wiuff (67-14)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Waachiim Spiritwolf (9-10-1) vs. Marius Zaromskis (17-6)
Catchweight Feature Fight: Ben Saunders (13-5-2) vs. Brian Warren (18-15-1)
Heavyweight Feature Fight:  Chris Barnett (7-1) vs. Tom Sauer (25-12)
Welterweight Feature Fight:  Kenny Moss (5-2) vs. Raul Amaya (9-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Matt McCook (8-5) vs. Shanon Slack (4-0)
Catchweight Feature Fight: Jason Carapelluci (6-2) vs. Paul Barrow (4-2)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Julien Williams (2-1) vs. Ryan DeRocher (3-3)

Josh Neer inks new deal

Despite getting knocked out by Mike Kyle at UFC on FX 3, Josh Neer signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC.

Neer is 2-1 since returning to the Octagon in 2011, and he has one of the highest finishing rates in the sport.

Neer is 33-11-1 in his MMA career, and of Neer’s 33 wins, only four have gone by way of decision.

Photo: Anderson Silva (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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