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

Miller-Mein, Cruickshank-Makdessi, Camozzi-Ring Added to UFC 158 Bill in Montreal

Three bouts have been made for UFC 158, which takes place on March 16 from the Bell Centre in Montreal.

UFC veteran Dan Miller returns to the Octagon to take on former Strikeforce contender Jordan Mein, Daron Cruickshank takes on John Makdessi in a lightweight scrap, and middleweights Chris Camozzi and Nick Ring will collide.

UFC 158 is headlined by welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending his belt against Nick Diaz on pay-per-view.

Source: Sherdog
Healy vs. Holobaugh official, ‘Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine’ lineup set

With Pat Healy vs. undefeated newcomer Kurt Holobaugh set, the final Strikeforce event is official for Jan. 12 at the Chesapeake Eergy Center in Oklahoma City.

Five fights will take place on Showtime, four bouts on Showtime Extreme, and an additional two match-ups that will be untelevised.

MAIN (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine
  • Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring
  • Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino
  • Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi
  • Ed Herman vs. Ronaldo Souza

PRELIMINARY (Showtime Extreme, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Pat Healy vs. Kurt Holobaugh
  • Roger Gracie vs. Anthony Smith
  • Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Smith
  • Ryan Couture vs. KJ Noons

PRELIMINARY (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins
  • Michael Bravo vs. Estevan Payan
Source: MMAJunkie
‘Jacare’ Souza signs new five-fight contract with Forza

According to Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s manager Gilberto Faria, the middleweight has signed a five-fight contract with Forza LLC, which is a parent company of Strikeforce.

However, Strikeforce is set to shut down after Jan. 12, so ‘Jacare’ is hoping that his newly signed contract will transfer over to the UFC.

Souza is expected to fight Ed Herman on the Jan. 12 card, which is the last bout on his previous Strikeforce contract.

Source: MMAFighting
Strikeforce’s Hirota vs. Yahya, Guimares vs. Lim added to UFC on FUEL TV 8

The UFC returns to Japan’s Saitama Super Arena on March 3, and two bouts have been announced for the FUEL TV card.

Former Strikeforce fighter Mizuto Hirota will drop down to 145 pounds to take on Rani Yahya, and Marcelo Guimaraes will fight UFC newcomer Hyun Gyu Lim.

Hirota-Yahya is expected to be on the main card, with Guimaraes-Lim on the Facebook prelims. However, it is not official.

The event will be headlined by “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann in a light heavyweight bout.

Source: MMAJunkie
UFC 157, Rousey and Carmouche get ‘UFC Primetime’ treatment

Ronda Rousey takes on Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., which is the first women’s fight in UFC history. Because of this, the two fighters will be featured on UFC’s Primetime special, which highlights fighters has they prepare to step into the Octagon.

The three-part special is set to kick off on Friday, Feb. 8 at midnight ET on Fuel TV, with the other two episodes to follow weekly in the same timeslot.

Source: MMAJunkie
Angelica Chavez Joins the XFC Roster

The MMA Corner has learned from a press release that Xtreme Fighting Championship has signed women’s atomweight fighter Angelica Chavez to a multi-fight deal.

The 4-2 Chavez will be the first atomweight to join the promotion. She will make her debut in early 2013, but no opponent has been determined thus far.

Source: The MMA Corner

Photo: Jordan Mein (MMAJunkie)

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Corey Adams
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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.