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

Dream 18 to take place on New Year’s Eve

It was announced that the Japanese MMA promotion Dream was officially dead earlier this year.  Despite this, the promotion still has a heartbeat as Glory Sports International has announced that they will revive the promotion for an event on New Year’s Eve.  “DREAM 18 – Special NYE 2012″ will be hosted by GSI at the Saitama Super Arena on Dec. 31

The event will feature both MMA and kickboxing fights, the same way that the New Year’s Eve event traditionally has.  There will be 10 MMA fights and three kickboxing fights.

While there are officially no opponents announced, it is expected that featherweights Hiroyuki Takaya and Tatsuya Kawajiri, along with lightweight Satoru Kitaoka will appear on the card.

Bellator 78 weigh-in results

The season seven welterweight tournament will officially continue tomorrow night as the four remaining fighters made weight earlier today.  In the main event, Lyman Good will square off against Michail Tsarev and the co-main event will be Andrey Koreshkov against Marius Zaromskis.  The winner of each fight will square off with one another later in the season, with the winner receiving an automatic shot at the welterweight title in the future.

Every other fighter on the card also made weight, including Bellator’s women’s 115-pound champion, Zoila Gurgel.  The “Warrior Princess” will move up a weight class and fight at women’s flyweight on the card as she battles against Casey Noland tomorrow night.

Welterweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Michail Tsarev (171) vs. Lyman Good (170.5)
Welterweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Andrey Koreshkov (170.5) vs. Marius Zaromskis (170.5)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Brian Rogers (185) vs. Dominique Steele (184.5)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Daniel Straus (145.5) vs. Alvin Robinson (145)

Catchweight Feature Fight(140): David Blattman (139) vs. Justin McNally (138)
Lightweight Feature Fight:  Rocky Edwards (155) vs. Rob Hanna (154)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jared Combs (184.5) vs. Mikkel Parlo (185.5)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Billy Horne (184) vs. Trey Houston (185)
Women’s Feature Fight: Zoila Gurgel (123.5) vs. Casey Noland (125.5)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Shaun Asher (183) vs. Jason Butcher (184)

Bellator 78 takes place at The Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.

MFC 35 weigh-in results

The Maximum Fighting Championship middleweight title will officially be on the line as both Elvis Mutapcic and Joseph Henle made weight for their main event title fight tomorrow night.  Henle, an Ultimate Fighter alumni, will bring his undefeated record into the ring against Mutapcic, who boasts an impressive 11-2 record.

Unfortunately, two fighters on the card missed weight.  Jared McComb missed the middleweight limit of 186-pounds, while Cody Krahn missed the 170-pound welterweight limit.  Both fighters will forfeit 20% of their purse to their opponent as a result.

Weigh-in results:

MFC World Middleweight Title: Elvis Mutapcic (184.4) vs. Joseph Henle (184.6)
Featherweight: Graham Spencer (144.8) vs. Shane Nelson (146.0)
Heavyweight: Smealinho Rama (260.0) vs. Ryan Fortin (261.2)
Middleweight: Derek Parker (185.4) vs. Jared McComb (187.0*)
Welterweight: Sabah Fadai (170.6) vs. Cody Krahn (172.8*)
Light Heavyweight: Paul Grandbois (199.6) vs. Jason Kuchera (204.2)
Lightweight: Daniel Swain (155.6) vs. Matt Jelly (155.6)
Lightweight: Jesse Veltri (154.4) vs. Garrett Nybakken (155.8)
Middleweight: Chad Sherman (185.0) vs. Chase Degenhardt (185.0)

MFC 35: Explosive Encounter takes place tomorrow night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Escudero vs. Griffin new main event at RFA4

Last week, it was announced that Gilbert Yvel was forced off of Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4.  The promotion searched for a replacement to fight Yvel’s opponent, Marcio Cruz, and was able to install Joe Yager into the fight.  That fight has been taken from the main event and moved down the main card.  With that, it was decided that the fight between Efrain Escudero and Tyson Griffin would be moved into the evening’s main event.

RFA 4’s official card:


  • Efrain Escudero vs. Tyson Griffin
  • Phil Dace vs. Chidi Njokuani
  • Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz vs. Joe Yager
  • Fredson Paixao vs. Lance Palmer
  • James Krause vs. Guilherme Trindade
  • Derrick Burnsed vs. Dakota Cochrane
  • Jimmy Jones vs. Sergio Pettis


  • Chris Holdsworth vs. Tyler Shinn
  • Steve Mocco vs. Tyler Perry
  • Cory Galloway vs. Jerry Shapiro
  • Joey Angelo vs. Jordan Isordia

RFA 4 takes place on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

UFC: Macau fight card complete

The UFC’s fight card for their first trip to China is complete as David Mitchell and Hyun Gyu Lim will compete in a welterweight contest at the card.  Mitchell will be stepping in for Marcello Guimaraes who had to withdraw with an injury.

UFC: Macau will take place on Nov. 10.

SOURCE: Sherdog

Photo: Hiroyuki Takaya (top) fights Kazuyuki Miyata (Taro Irei/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.