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

Rousey official for UFC 157

Despite the fact that it has been known for a while, the UFC officially released the information that Ronda Rousey will indeed defend her women’s bantamweight championship in the main event at UFC 157 against Liz Carmouche.  The fight will be the first held involving women in the promotions history.

Also at the event, Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson are scheduled to take on one another in light heavyweight action.  The winner of the fight could very well launch themselves into the No. 1 contender spot for the title after Chael Sonnen takes on Jon Jones for the title.  The light heavyweight clash will officially be the co-headliner on the evening.

Urijah Faber will also be making his return to the Octagon at the event.  The former WEC featherweight champion will take on Ivan Menjivar in a bantamweight fight that night.

UFC 157 is scheduled to take place on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.

Stann vs. Silva announced for UFC on Fuel TV 8

When Brian Stann first entered the Octagon, he fought at light heavyweight.  For his main event fight at UFC on Fuel TV 8, the former WEC light heavyweight champion will return to 205-pounds for a fight against Wanderlei Silva.  Silva owes a lot of his fame to the Japanese from his days as the Pride middleweight (203-pound) champion, and conveniently enough this fight is scheduled to take place in the land of the rising sun.

In his last three middleweight fights, Stann has struggled and gone 1-2, while “The Axe Murderer” holds a similar 1-2 his his last three fights.

As this fight is scheduled for the main event of the evening, it is set for five rounds.

UFC on Fuel TV 8 is scheduled to take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo and will air live in the United States on March 2.

SOURCE: UFC
Bellator 84 weigh-in results

The final card of Bellator’s seventh season is official as all of the fighters successfully made weight for their fight tomorrow night.  Bellator 84 will not only host the season seven heavyweight tournament final, it will also host the lightweight tournament final.

The winner of each tournament final will be awarded $100,000 and will be guaranteed a title shot in their respective division.

With the New Year rapidly approaching, Bellator will be changing from having their main cards shown on MTV2 to Spike TV.  Bellator 84 will be the final card that is going to be shown on MTV2.  Starting in January, Bellator will be shown on Spike TV as the promotions eight season kicks off.

MAIN CARD:
Heavyweight Title Fight: Rich Hale (240) vs. Alexander Volkov (232.2)
Lightweight Tournament Finals: Dave Jansen (156) vs. Marcin Held (156)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Joe Vedepo (185.6) vs. Louis Taylor (185.8)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jack Hermansson (185) vs. Daniel Vizcaya (186)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Welterweight Feature Fight: Quinton McCottrell (170.4) vs.  Belal Muhammad (170.2)
Lightweight Feature Fight:  Cliff Wright (155.8) vs. Christian Uflacker (155.2)
Women’s Feature Fight: Patricia Vidonic (117.8) vs. Felice Herrig (115.8)
Catchweight Feature Fight (215 lbs.): Anton Talamantes (214.2) vs. Anthony Gomez (214)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Jerald Williams (126) vs. Joey Diehl (125.2)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Eddie Castillo (266) vs. Dave Sharp (265)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Robert White (155) vs. Kenny Booker (158.2)

Bellator 84 takes place tomorrow night in Hammond, Ind.

Bellator 88 to host vacant middleweight title fight

When Hector Lombard signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship earlier this year, it left the Bellator middleweight championship without a waist to call itself home.  That vacancy will be put to and end, however, at Bellator 88.

Season five tournament winner Alexander Schlemenko will take on season six tournament winner Maiquel Falcao for the title at the event.  For Schelemenko, this will be the second time he will fight for Bellator gold as he also won the season two tournament, however lost to Lombard in his first attempt at the title.  This time, the Russian will battle the UFC veteran for the strap.

Bellator 88 is scheduled to take place in Duluth, Ga. on Feb. 7.

SOURCE: Sherdog
Kawajiri set to take on Omigawa on New Year’s Eve

With Dream teaming up with Glory Sports International to put on a New Year’s Eve card full of fights, Tatsuya Kawajiri has been scheduled to take on Michihiro Omigawa.

Kawajiri is considered one of the top lightweights in the world, and will go to war with a judo specialist and UFC veteran at the event.

Dream 18 will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo on Dec. 31.

Two New Fights for UFC on Fuel TV 7

After his seven second knockout victory in his UFC debut, Ryan Jimmo has been booked for another fight.  He will square off against James Te Huna in a light heavyweight fight at UFC on Fuel TV 7.

Te Huna has also done well recently, having gone 4-1 in the UFC with the lone loss coming to top contender Alexander Gustafsson.

Additionally, a welterweight fight has been announced for the card.  Gunnar Nelson will battle Justin Edwards.

UFC on Fuel TV 7 takes pace in London on Feb. 16.

Photo: Bellator lightweight tournament finalist Marcin Held (Brian McKenna/The MMA Corner)

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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.