Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
The next Bellator welterweight tournament is slated to kick off on Friday, Sept. 28 from Caesars Atlantic City. Former champion Lyman Good is the only participant confirmed as of now.
The event will broadcast live starting at 8 p.m. ET on MTV2. The preliminary card will be streamed on Spike.com starting at 7 p.m. ET.
Lightweights Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner will be the fourth and final fight on the UFC on Fox 4 main card on Aug. 4.
The event takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main card also features light heavyweights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera, Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader and heavyweight Ben Rothwell vs. Travis Browne.
Brazilian Jussier da Silva is the latest addition to the UFC’s 125-pound flyweight division.
Both the fighter and his manager and trainer Andre Pederneiras confirmed the signing.
Da Silva’s only loss is a unanimous decision defeat to Ian McCall. Since then, da Silva has won five straight.
Bantamweights Ken Stone and Erik Perez have been tabbed to meet on the UFC 150 preliminary card on Aug. 11.
UFC 150 takes place from Denver’s Pepsi Center and features a lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and former champ Frankie Edgar.
Former TUF finalist Vinny Magalhaes will return to the UFC on Sept. 1 at UFC 151 in Las Vegas.
The Brazilian is 7-1 since leaving the UFC, winning the M-1 Global light heavyweight championship in the process. No opponent has been announced at this time.
A pair of former UFC champions will grace ONE FC’s fifth fight card as heavyweight Andrei Arlovski and featherweight Jens Pulver will both make their promotional debuts on August 31 in Manila, Philippines.
Arlovski is expected to meet Soa Palelei, while Pulver faces Eric Kelly.
The event, “Pride of a Nation,” also features former DREAM champions Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes.
South Dakota amateur fighter Dustin Jenson’s death was unrelated to a fight on May 18 according to an autopsy.
The Pennington County Coroner’s Office stated Jenson died of a subdural hemorrhage due to blunt force head trauma “related to an injury approximately a week prior [to his death].”
Jenson was submitted by triangle choke at Ring Wars 74 in Rapids City. He collapsed backstage and suffered a seizure after the fight. After being in a medically-induced coma, he was taken off life support and died May 25.
MMA is currently unregulated in the state of South Dakota.
Photo: Lyman Good (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)