Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
All but one fighter tipped the scales on weight for tomorrow night’s Bellator 79 event, as Christ Franck failed to make the welterweight limit. The main event at the event will be one of the two heavyweight semi-final fights as Rich Hale takes on Thiago Santos. The co-main event will be another semi-final tournament fight, however it will be Shahbulat Shamhalaev fighting Mike Richman in the featherweight division.
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Rich Hale (238.4) vs. Thiago Santos (265.2)
Featherweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (145.6) vs. Mike Richman (145.2)
Catchweight Feature Fight(180 lbs): Douglas Lima (179.4) vs. Kobe Ortiz (179.8)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ryan Ford (169.8) vs. Kyle Baker (170.8)
Catchweight Feature Fight(173 lbs): Christ Franck (172.2) vs. Marcus Aurelio (170.4)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Vladimir Starcencov (260.2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (245.8)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Pulsifier (155.4) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (155.4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Jonny Carson (155.6) vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi (155.6)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Ed Carpenter (236.6) vs. Josh Appelt (256.2)
Michigan will be the home of Bellator 82, and the main even that evening will be Lyman Good verus Andrey Koreshkov in the welterweight finals. The winner of the fight will get a guaranteed title shot and will have earned $100,000 for their troubles.
As it currently stands, there is only one other official fight on the card that has been announced. David Rickels will take on Jason Fischer in a welterweight contest.
Bellator 82 will take place on Nov. 30 in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
UFC 155 has received another fight as lightweights Michael Johnson and Myles Jury will clash at the event. Both fighters are products of the promotions reality show, The Ultimate Fighter.
Johnson is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, including his come from behind knockout of Danny Castillo. Jury has had only one fight in the UFC so far, and was victorious against Chris Saunders.
UFC 155 will take place in Las Vegas on Dec. 29
After fighting last week, Zoila Gurgel already has another fight lined up as she will take on Jessica Eye at Bellator 83 at 125-pounds.
Originally, these two women were scheduled to fight at last weeks Bellator 78, however Eye had to withdraw from the fight due to a foot injury.
Regardless of the outcome of this fight, both women are expected to participate in the promotions season eight womens flyweight tournament.
Albert Kraus has withdrawn from this weekends Glory 3 Rome “Final 8″ Tournament after he came down with the flu.
As a result, tournament alternate Yoshihiro Sato will fill in his place.
Pala Lottomatica in Rome, Italy will host Glory 3 Rome “Final 8″ this Saturday.
Photo: Thiago Santos (l) (Keith Mills/Sherdog)