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.

Bellator 86 weigh-in results

Champion Ben Askren and challenger Karl Amoussou both came in under the 170-pound mark for Askren’s third title defense.

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal made the limit at (205) for his promotional debut. The rest of the field successfully made weight as well.

Full Results:
Ben Askren (169.8) vs. Karl Amoussou (167.4)
Przemyslaw Mysiala (205.6) vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (205.0)
Douglas Lima (170.6) vs. Michail Tsarev (170.0)
Koffie Adzitso (170.8) vs. Ben Saunders (169.8)
Marius Zaromskis (169.2) vs. Brent Weedman (171.0)
Raul Amaya (171.0) vs. Jose Gomes (170.8)
Matt Jones (182.8) vs. Cortez Coleman (186.0)
Chris Pham (139.6) vs. Jason Sampson (137.4)
Zach Church (154.6) vs. Damon Jackson (155.2)
Hunter Tucker (145.0) vs. Javier Obregon (146.0)

UFC on FX 7 medical suspensions

Ten fighters from the Jan. 19 event received medical suspensions and three will have to sit out six months. Two of the most notable suspensions are main event fighter Michael Bisping who lost by TKO (head kick and punches) to Vitor Belfort, and Pedro Nobre who took several hits to the back of the head which led to a no-contest in his bout with Yuri Alcantara.

Here is the full list of UFC on FX 7 medical suspensions:
Diego Nunes: Suspended 180 days unless cleared; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Wagner Prado: Suspended 180 days unless cleared; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
C.J. Keith: Suspended 180 days unless cleared
Michael Bisping: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
Thiago Tavares: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
Pedro Nobre: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
Daniel Sarafian: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Ben Rothwell: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Milton Vieira: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Lucas Martins: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days

Source: MMA Junkie

Jorge Santiago in at UFC on Fuel TV 7

After his second release from the UFC, Jorge Santiago is returning to replace an injured Justin Edwards.

Santiago will compete at welterweight against Gunnar Nelson at the Feb. 16 UFC on Fuel TV 7 event held at the Welbley Arena in London, England. The main event will see interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao defending his title against Michael McDonald.

Source: Sherdog

UFC on FX ratings successes

FX was the most watched television broadcast on Saturday in the demographic of adults 18-49. The ratings were also the highest ever for a UFC on FX event with a peak of 1.86 million in total viewers.

The success continued for the Tuesday night premiere of the new season of TUF with total views of 1.51 million. A double-digit increase from the previous two TUF seasons on FX.

Road to Glory USA Feb. 9 middleweight tournament

Glory kickboxing league to hold eight-man middleweight (187-pound) tournament on Saturday, Feb 9 from the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles.

Set to compete in the tournament are Eddie Walker, Andrew Kapel, Van Wyk Povey, Edgar Del Fierro, Evgeny Zotov, Mike Lemaire, Casey Green, and Jonarth Junio.

Alternates Afram Egbochuku and Jacob Poss will fight to secure a spot in the tournament if one of the above fighters cannot continue to the semi-finals.

Photo: Przemyslaw Mysiala (L) faces off with Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (Bellator)

About The Author

David Massey
Staff Writer

David Massey studied Humanities and Art History at the University of Central Oklahoma. He first found interest in MMA from the first TUF show and has been hooked ever since. He began posting on mmajunkie then submitting Sunday Junkie entries and that began his interest in writing about MMA. Through twitter David found other MMA enthusiasts and began contributing articles to marqueemma.com. He looks forward to growing as a writer and being a part of the sport he loves.