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

Main Card at UFC on Fox 5 set

As of today, it is official.  The main card at UFC on Fox 5 is officially set as Nick Diaz will challenge Ben Henderson for the lightweight championship in the main event.  Also on the card, Mauricio Rua will take on Alexander Gustafsson in a light heavyweight fight.

A welterweight fight that was supposed to happen this weekend at UFC 152 between Rory MacDonald and B.J. Penn is scheduled to take place at this event.  The fight was postponed due to a cut that MacDonald received while training for the fight.

Rounding out the main card will be Mike Swick taking on Matt Brown in a welterweight contest.


  • Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz (for lightweight title)
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
  • Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn
  • Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick


  • Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Dennis Siver vs. Ediie Yagin
  • Mike Chiesa vs. Rafaello Oliveira
  • John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen
  • Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
  • Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
  • Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo

UFC on Fox 5 will take pace in Seattle on Dec. 8.

Replacement being secured for Cormier

Earlier this week it was announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir pulled out of his fight against Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier with a knee injury.

Cormier’s status as far as whether or not he would stay on the fight card was up in the air, but it has been announced that he will indeed stay on the card as the promotion is currently in search of a new opponent for him.

SOURCE: Strikeforce
Two new fights for Nov. 3 Strikeforce Card

Fresh off of his decision loss to Luke Rockhold, Tim Kennedy is set to return to action.  The former No. 1 contender will take on Trevor Smith.  “Hot Sauce” holds a professional record of 10-2 and has gone 2-1 with his time with Strikeforce.

Also on the card will be Sara McMann taking on Liz Carmouche.  McMann recently disposed of Shayna Baszler at Invicta FC 2, while Carmouche took down Kaitlin Young on the very same card.

Both fights will take place on Strikeforce’s Nov. 3 card.

Beerbohm and Spong sign with WSOF

The World Series of Fighting’s fighter roster got bigger today with the announcement of two additions to the promotion.  Former Strikeforce fighter Lyle Beerbohm signed with the promotion as well as kickboxer Tyrone Spong.

Beerbohm holds a professional record of 19-2 and is currently on a four-fight winning streak after two hiccups with Strikeforce.  Spong was originally set to make his MMA debut with Titan Fighting Championship, but has signed with WSOF.

It is unknown as to whether or not Beerbohm will take part in the inaugural event on Nov. 3, but it has been announced that Spong will fight at the event.


Photo: Mike Swick (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Brian McKenna
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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.