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 UFC’s return to Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 13 has added multiple fights.
A quartet of welterweight will compete as Brazilian Erick Silva will face former title challenger Jon Fitch while another Brazilian, Demian Maia, will look to make it two wins in a row against veteran Rick Story.
Also added to the card was a featherweight contest pitting TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao against Joey Gambino.
UFC 153 is expected to be headlined by a featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Erik Koch.
The transplanted UFC on FX 5 card is taking shape. The Oct. 5 event will feature a rescheduled heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Rob Broughton, who were expected to meet at UFC on Fox 4 but visa issues prevented Broughton from making the trek overseas.
Welterweights Josh Neer and Justin Edwards will look to bounce back from recent losses, as will lightweights Carlo Prater and Marcus LeVesseur.
Featherweights Bart Palaszewski and Diego Nunes will still meet, despite the event’s move from Indianapolis to Minneapolis.
Also on deck is a foursome of flyweights. Grappling ace Darren Uyenoyama will drop from bantamweight to take on Louis Gaudinot, will TUF 14 winner John Dodson welcomes Brazilian Jussier Da Silva to the Octagon.
Australian Kyle Noke is heading to the 170-pound division. The TUF alum has dropped two straight at middleweight and hopes to bounce back against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 151 on Sept. 1.
The event takes place from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The card is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Dan Henderson.
Middleweights Francis Carmont and Tom Lawlor have been tabbed for the Nov. 17 UFC 154 card in Montreal.
The event takes place from the Bell Centre and will be headlined by a welterweight championship unification bout between Georges St-Pierre and interim champion Carlos Condit.
Lightweight John Alessio has been cut by the UFC once again.
The veteran’s third stint with the promotion produced two straight defeats against Mark Bocek and Shane Roller.
July’s UFC 148 officially produced a $6,901,655 live gate and 15,104 attendees.
The figures were provided by Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer.
The event took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and featured a middleweight title rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.
Beginning Sept. 28, Bellator Fighting Championship will be broadcast on the Russia 2 network.
The network is the nation’s largest and reaches more than 83 million people.
Photo: Jon Fitch (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)