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

Fighters headed to the UFC from Strikeforce revealed

With Strikeforce closing its doors this past weekend, a hot topic of conversation was which fighters would be brought over to the UFC.  While fighters like Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, and Gilbert Melendez were obvious choices, there were a lot of names that may appear to be a little more surprising.

A list of crossovers was revealed on UFC Tonight last night:
Daniel Cormier (11-0 MMA, 8-0 SF)
Light Heavyweight
Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 4-1-1 SF)
Gian Villante (10-3 MMA, 3-2 SF)
Roger Gracie (6-1 MMA, 4-1 SF)
Tim Kennedy (15-4 MMA, 6-2 SF)
Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF)
Champ Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF)
Ronaldo Souza (17-3 MMA, 7-1 SF)
Roger Bowling (11-3 MMA, 4-3 SF)
Jason High (16-3 MMA, 3-0 SF, 0-1 UFC)
Nate Marquardt (32-11-2 MMA, 1-1 SF, 10-4 UFC)
Champ Tarec Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 6-1 SF)
Bobby Voelker (24-8 MMA, 4-1 SF)
Ryan Couture (6-1 MMA, 6-1 SF)
Pat Healy (29-16 MMA, 7-1 SF, 0-1 UFC)
Kurt Holobaugh (8-1 MMA, 0-1 SF)
Adriano Martins (24-6 MMA, 1-0 SF)
Champ Gilbert Melendez (21-2 MMA, 11-1 SF)
K.J. Noons (11-6 MMA, 3-4 SF)
Josh Thomson (19-5 MMA, 10-3 SF, 2-1 UFC)

Additional announcements may still be in the near future.

Bellator 85 weigh in results

Bellator Fighting Championship not only kicks off its eighth season tomorrow night, but its inaugural live broadcast on Spike TV.  To make it official, the fighters stepped on the scale earlier tonight in Irvine, Calif.

All of the fighters successfully made weight for tomorrow night’s card.

Michael Chandler (154.6) vs. Rick Hawn (155)
Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (144.5)
Renato “Babalu” Sobral (205.3) vs. Mikhail Zayats (205.7)
Seth Petruzelli (204.8) vs. Jacob Noe (205.9)
Cleber Luciano (144.9) vs. Mario Navarro (144.5)
Joe Williams (170.7) vs. Jamie Yager (170.8)
Michael Guymon (155.7) vs. Savant Young (155.5)
Emanuel Newton (205.4) vs. Atanas Djambazov (205.6)
J.J. Ambrose (164.5) vs. Brian Warren (165)
Jason Lambert (205.5) vs. Hector Ramirez (204.8)
Joe Camacho (145.8) vs. Aaron Miller (145.8)

SOURCE: Bellator
Two new fights for Legacy FC 19

With Sean Spencer headed over to the UFC to take on Rafael Natal as an injury replacement, Legacy Fighting Championship had to find a replacement for him.  Roy Spoon, who was going to take on Spencer, will now take on Charles Byrd in a main card welterweight fight at  Legacy FC 19.

Another fight has been announced too.  Jason Sampson will take on Steven Peterson in a bantamweight contest set to air on the main card.

Legacy FC 19 will take place at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas on April 12.  The main card will air on AXS TV.

Cage Warriors 52 gets two additional fights

On Saturday, March 9, Cage Warriors Fighting Championships will return to action with Cage Warriors 52.  Two new fights were recently announced to take place on the card, as lightweights Paul Redmond and Alexei Roberts will battle one another, and bantamweights Martin McDonough and Alex Enlund set to battle.

Cage Warriors 52 will take place at the HMV Forum in London.

Photo: UFC fighter Daniel Cormier punches Dion Staring from a mounted position (Jerry Chavez/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.