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 Fox 5 gets loaded with four new fights, including two fights scrapped from UFC 151

UFC 151’s loss is UFC on Fox 5’s gain.

Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo and Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez were scheduled for UFC 151 in Las Vegas until the event’s cancellation last Thursday. Now, both fights will join two newly-confirmed fights on the UFC on Fox 5 card in Seattle on Dec. 8. Accompanying these two relocated lightweight bouts will be a heavyweight bout featuring Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub, as well as a welterweight bout between former Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt Brown and Mike Swick.

Source: MMA Weekly

Invicta FC 3 gets Sarah Kaufman vs. Kaitlin Young

Kaitlin Young may best be known by MMA fans as one-half of a monumental clash opposite Leslie Smith at Invicta Fighting Championships 1 this past April, but when Invicta FC 3 rolls into the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, Oct. 6, Young will have to erase the sting of a loss to former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight contender Liz Carmouche. The hunt for a first win under the Invicta banner will come with a true test for Young, as Invicta has lined up former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman as the next challenge for Young. Kaufman tapped out to current Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey earlier this month.

Source: MMA Fighting

Bellator 77 gets season-seven lightweight tourney

Bellator Fighting Championships 77 will emanate from Reading Eagle Theater Sovereign Center in Reading, Penn., and the card already promises fireworks as the season-seven lightweight tournament quarterfinals will commence. As has been the case with previous tournaments, the proverbial pot of gold for the tournament winner includes a cash prize of  $100,000 and a title shot. Undefeated Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face this season’s winner, provided Chandler keeps his record and holds on the gold against season-six lightweight winner Rick Hawn, who earned his win over fellow welterweight-turned-lightweight Brent Weedman.

Returning to the field are tourney vets Rene Nazare, Ricardo Tirloni, and Marcin Held. Nazare suffered a loss in the opening round of last season’s tourney against Thiago Michel, while Tirloni lost his opening-round bout in last season’s tourney against Hawn. Held returns to Bellator after a split decision win over Philippe Nover at Bellator 59, and he hopes a tournament championship win earns him a rematch with Chandler, who submitted Held at Bellator 36.

UFC veteran Rich Clementi also returns to the Bellator cage after defeating Derek Campos earlier this year, as does Dave Jansen, who has yet to lose in three Bellator bouts. Prospects Alexander Sarnavskiy, Murad Machaev, and Magomed Saadulaev all make their debuts in the Bellator cage via this season’s tournament quarterfinals.

The quarterfinals are as follows:

  • Rich Clementi vs. Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy
  • Rene Nazare vs. Ricardo Tirloni
  • Marcin Held vs. Murad Machaev
  • Dave Jansen vs. Magomed Saadulaev

Two bouts on deck for UFC on Fuel TV 6

On Nov 10, at UFC on Fuel TV 6, live from the Cotai Arena inside the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in Macau, China, light heavyweight Thiago Silva will step into the Octagon for the second time in 2012 after a lopsided unanimous decision loss to Alexander Gustafsson. He will not have an easy challenge, however, as he faces undefeated Stanislav Nedkov in the Bulgarian’s return to the Octagon. As many will recall, visa issues thwarted Nedkov’s opportunity to capitalize on a UFC 134 win over Luis Cane—the only bout at UFC 134 in which a non-Brazilian defeated a Brazilian in front of an electrified Rio crowd—and thus, a planned UFC 142 tilt with Fabio Maldonado was scratched from the event.

Additionally, Pride lightweight legend Takanori Gomi gets the opportunity to post a 3-3 UFC record and ride a two-fight win streak for the first time since 2009. Carrying the strength of a much-needed win over Eiji Mitsuoka at UFC 144, Gomi’s opportunity comes against The Ultimate Fighter season-six welterweight winner Mac Danzig. Danzig, who tweeted the bout early Monday afternoon, looks for a two-fight win streak of his own after scoring a win over TUF 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Lavar Johnson (Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog)

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Dale De Souza
Staff Writer

Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.