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

Henderson vs. Machida reportedly moved to UFC 157

Dan Henderson’s knee injury might have caused talks of a UFC 156 tilt with Lyoto Machida, but if the stars align, the light-heavyweight bout aims to deliver on its hype in Anaheim, which will host UFC 157.

In any event, Henderson looks to answer questions after a long layoff, as he last fought in a UFC 139 thriller, defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua before dropping from UFC 151 due to injury. Meanwhile, Machida wants a title shot on the heels of his UFC on Fox 4 victory against Ryan Bader and must defeat Henderson to do just that.

Source: Tatame

The Ultimate Fighter 16 hits near series low for Week Ten

643,000 viewers watched as Team Carwin’s Neil Magny defeated teammate Bristol Marunde and Team Nelson’s Colton Smith defeated Igor Araujo on Week Ten of The Ultimate Fighter. The overall rating for the episode and its fights, both of which ended with unanimous verdicts, stands just 19,000 above the series-low of 624,000. Next week, we see Team Carwin’s Mike Ricci in action against Team Nelson’s number-two man Michael Hill, while Team Nelson’s Jon Manley

Source: MMA Weekly

Spong vs. Bonjasky headlines GLORY 5

After a successful MMA debut, Tyrone Spong (68-6-1 42 KO’s) will return to the kickboxing circuit for a dream fight with fellow superstar “The Flying Gentleman” Remy Bonjasky (77-14, 40 KO’s) at GLORY 5 on Feb. 16 live from the British capital’s Excel Arena. Bonjasky returned from a three-year hiatus to emerge with a majority decision win over Anderson “Braddock” Silva, while Spong rides a four-fight win streak.

Also featured on the mega-card and looking to cement their names, British lightweight (154 lbs.) fighter Jordan Watson (29-5-1, 14 KO’s) and Australian standout “Stone Cold” Steve Moxon (29-4-1, 16 KO’s) do battle, while British knockout artist Liam Harrison (67-13-2, 38 KO’s) aims for a 39th knockout win against a tough challenger in Morrocan striker Mosab ‘Jaguar’ Amrani (48-7-4, 14 KO’s).

Bellator 82 fight card set

Lyman Good and Andrey Koreshkov headline Bellator 82, but a night of fights promises to deliver before the main event transpires when Bellator 82 emanates live on Nov. 30 from the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI. One-loss welterweight prospect David Rickels will fight for the first time since his loss to Karl Amoussou, as will Russian lightweight phenom Alexander Sarnavskiy, who returns to action after his loss to Rich Clementi.

The card stands as follows:

MAIN CARD (MTV2)

  • Lyman Good vs. Andrey Koreshkov – welterweight tournament final
  • Tony Hervey vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy
  • Kala Hose vs. Doug Marshall
  • Jason Fischer vs. David Rickels

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)

  • Anthony Bain vs. Mario Navarro
  • Shawn Bunch vs. Chad Coon
  • Giva Santana vs. Brendan Seguin
  • Terry Davinney vs. Matt Van Buren
  • Jeremy Czarnecki vs. Justin Houghton
  • John Schulz vs. TBA

Source: MMA Junkie

Sakara filing appeal; wants Cote rematch “on neutral territory”

After losing by disqualification to Patrick Cote at UFC 154, Alessio Sakara’s manager Lex McMahon states that the Italian knockout artist will indeed appeal his loss. Additionally, McMahon states that Sakara will aim for an early 2013 rematch with Cote, preferably in January, and that he would like the fight to occur in any place but Canada, citing the need for an even playing field. Time will tell whether Cote accepts or not, but currently, Cote has yet to respond to the mere idea of such an offer.

Source: MMA Fighting

Photo: UFC 157’s Dan Henderson (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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