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

Overeem-Bigfoot set with conditions; UFC 156 tickets on sale Friday

You know the drill, UFC fans. The tickets for February’s UFC 156 card, emanating live from Mandalay Bay Events Center on Feb. 2, go on sale Wednesday for UFC Fight Club members, Thursday for UFC newsletter subscribers, and Friday for the general public.

Additionally, Alistair Overeem will hope to receive a license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission before competing against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at the event. A positive drug test exhibiting high levels of testosterone in Overeem’s system, a result of doctor-prescribed medication, prevented Overeem from facing UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 this past summer. Meanwhile, Silva ended the then-undefeated streak of Travis Browne at UFC on FX 5 last month.

Source: UFC

Joe Martinez takes over announcing duties at UFC on FX 6

Bruce Buffer will announce, but he will not make his presence known at UFC on FX 6 in Gold Coast. Instead, Buffer will man the mic at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, while WEC veteran announcer Joe Martinez takes over in introducing the bouts in Australia, including the UFC on FX 6 headliner of “TUF Smashes” coaches George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson. The TUF 6 veteran Sotiropoulos rides a recent two-fight skid, while TUF 9 winner Pearson returns to the lightweight ranks after a recent loss to Cub Swanson.

Source: The Examiner

Bellator introduces championship-rematch clause

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney raises the stakes once again. Earlier today, he announced that if the fans want “five more rounds” of action from two participants in an exciting Bellator world title fight, they will get it. This move will provide fans with more of the fights they truly desire while also potentially luring fighters back under the Bellator umbrella if they should come close to free agency at the time of their win or loss in their world title bout.

Source: MMA Fighting

Rockhold eyes 2013 return and inevitable bout with Larkin

While Luke Rockhold’s wrist injury caused Strikeforce’s Jan. 12 outing to take a massive hit, the champion remains optimistic about what awaits hims when he returns, despite what original foe Lorenz Larkin says about it. While discussing his injury, however, the Strikeforce middleweight champion revealed that Strikeforce officials never responded to him after giving them a timeline for his readiness to compete after the initial injury that forced him from a planned Nov. 3 card, and that Strikeforce officials assumed that his injury would heal in time for Jan. 12. Nevertheless, Rockhold remains adamant about returning in three to four months, and he hopes Larkin awaits him when that time arrives.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Alistair Overeem (Taro Irei/Sherdog)

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Dale De Souza
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Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.