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

Bellator 77 weigh-in results

Bellator 77’s highly anticipated lightweight tournament kicks off tomorrow night, but became official after today’s weigh-ins.  The tournament became official this afternoon when all eight contestants, along with two potential alternates fighting in a reserve bout, successfully made weight.

Unfortunately, there were two fighters on the undercard that did miss their respective weights.  Cosmo Alexander missed his lightweight limit by 0.6 pounds, while Ariel Sepulveda missed his middleweight limit by 0.5 pounds.  Both fighters were given an additional hour to cut the weight.

MAIN CARD (MTV2, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Rich Clementi (155) vs. Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy (155.6) – lightweight tourney opening round
  • Dave Jansen (155.8) vs. Magomed Saadulaev (155.4) – lightweight tourney opening round
  • Marcin Held (155.8) vs. Murad Machaev (155.4) – lightweight tourney opening round
  • Rene Nazare (156) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.4) – lightweight tourney opening round

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Carmelo Marrero (239.8) vs. Lew Polley (239.6)
  • Emanuel “E.J.” Brooks (155.6) vs. Darrel Horcher (155.7) – lightweight tourney reserve bout
  • Matthew Lozano (125.8) vs. Dave Morgan (125.8)
  • Cosmo Alexander (156.6)* vs. Mike Bannon (155)
  • Duane Bastress (185.4) vs. Ariel Sepulveda (186.5)*
  • Eric Albright (145.2) vs. Brett Martinez (145.6)
Yvel out at RFA4

UFC and Pride veteran Gilbert Yvel has been forced out of his fight at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 with Marcio Cruz.  No official word has been given as to why Yvel has been taken off of the card.  A search for a replacement is underway.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 is scheduled to take place on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie
UFC 153 medical suspensions

Last Saturday’s UFC 153 ended up having 13 fighters with medical suspensions as a result of their fight.  Normally, a states athletic commission is overseeing the event and they are the ones who will hand out such suspensions if necessary, however Brazil does not have a commission.  As a result, the UFC acted as their own commission and regulatory body.  UFC vice president of regulatory affairs, Marc Ratner, confirmed this.

UFC 153 Medical Suspensions

  • Stephan Bonnar: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Dave Herman: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Glover Teixeira: Suspended 180 days but may be cleared early with negative x-ray of right hand and right elbow; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Fabio Maldonado: Suspended 180 days but may cleared early with neurological approval; regardless, suspended 60 days with no contest for 45 days
  • Erick Silva: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Sam Sicilia: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Diego Brandao: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Joey Gambino: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Sergio Moraes: Suspended 180 days but may be cleared early with negative MRI of right knee and doctor’s approval; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Chris Camozzi: Suspended 180 days but may be cleared early with negative x-ray of nasal bone; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Luiz Cane: Suspended 180 days but may be cleared early with approval of left orbital and nasal bone; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Cristiano Marcello: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Reza Madadi: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
SOURCE: Sherdog
No immediate title shot for Nick Diaz

After losing a close decision to Carlos Condit at UFC 143, Nick Diaz was caught with marijuana metabolites in his system from his post-fight drug test.  The result was a year long suspension for Diaz, as this was the second time he has tested positive for it during drug tests for his fights.

There had been speculation that Diaz may receive an immediate title shot upon his return.  This was based on the fact that the promotion has said that heavyweight Alistair Overeem will fight the winner of Junior dos Santos versus Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 despite his own suspension due to testing for high levels of testosterone after his fight against Brock Lesnar.

UFC president Dana White has said that Diaz will likely fight one of the top welterweights in the promotion upon his return, but he will not get the next title shot.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie

Photo: Rich Clementi (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.