Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
A knee injury has taken Erik Koch out of his featherweight title match with Jose Aldo.
Frankie Edgar will replace him for his first fight at featherweight and seventh straight UFC title fight.
UFC 153 takes place Oct. 13 in Aldo’s home country of Brasil at the HSBC arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Rising Asian promotion One FC hosted its fifth event, “Pride of a Nation” from the Philippines on Friday, Aug. 31. The undercard streamed for free on the promotion’s website, while the main card streamed on PPV for $9.99. The full results:
Bibiano Fernandes def. Gustavo Falciroli by unanimous decision
Eduard Folayang def. Felipe Enomoto by unanimous decision
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia ruled a no contest (illegal kicks)
Eric Kelly def. Jens Pulver by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:42
Rolles Gracie def. Tony Bonello by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 3:27
Jung Hwan Cha def. Igor Gracie by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:03
Soo Chul Kim def. Kevin Belingon by unanimous decision
Gregor Gracie def. Nicholas Mann by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:26
Phil Baroni def. Rodrigo Ribeiro by KO (soccer kick). Round 1, 1:00
Shannon Wiratchai def. Mitch Chilson by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:12
Honorio Banario def. Andrew Benibe by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 3:47
Bellator has revealed that its 81st event will take place in nation’s smallest state of Rhode Island.
The Nov. 16 fight card will take place at the Ryan Center in Kingston. Tickets for the event go on sale Sept. 7.
Cage Warriors Fight Night 7 takes place on Saturday, Sept. 1, from the New Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. It streams live on Facebook and MMAJunkie.com.
Middleweight title bout: Pavel Kusch (184.2lbs) v Chris Fields (185lbs)
Featherweight: Jim Alers (145.2lbs) v Marcio Cesar (145.6lbs)
Lightweight: Mark Holst (153.4lbs) v Leo Santos (156lbs)
Welterweight: Piotr Ptasinski (170.2lbs) v Mohsen Bahari (170lbs)
Bantamweight: Olivier Pastor (139.4lbs)* v Liam James (136lbs)
Bantamweight: James Saville (135.2lbs) v James Brum (135.2lbs)
Photo: Frankie Edgar (L) (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)