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.

UFC on Fox 6 overnight ratings deliver after solid night of fights

We won’t get the particulars on the final UFC on Fox 6 ratings until later in the week, but the UFC did deliver yet again, according to the overnights. Scoring a 1.8 rating in the demographic of males aged 18-49 and pulling in almost 3.8 million viewers, the event appears a success, due in part to promotion on Fox during NFL Sundays, and that fact aims to remain true once the final numbers surface. Only time will tell if this success proves a sign of things to come for the UFC as they look forward to UFC on Fox 7 this April.

Source: MMA Fighting

Falcao-Shlemenko title fight, FW tourney join Bellator 88

Bellator MMA returns next weekend with another stacked card,  featuring the Bellator season-eight featherweight tournament and the crowning of a new middleweight world champion. With a $100,000 cash prize and a title shot against either current contender-Daniel Straus or reigning Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran, former Sengoku champion Marlon Sandro leads the field of eight in his quest to not only avenge one of his two most recent losses, but to also hold the Bellator featherweight title.

Next weekend at Bellator 88, Sandro meets Akop Stepanyan, Mike Richman faces Mitch Jackson, Genair da Silva fights Alexandre Bezerra, and Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev contends Fabricio Guerreriro. Sandro, if successful against Stepanyan  will see his semifinal date come against the winner of Guerreiro-Khasbulaev. Richman, meanwhile, can punch his way to the semifinals to meet either Bezerra or da Silva, provided he defeats Jackson.

Forty pounds higher resides a middleweight title headliner, as season-seven middleweight tournament winner Maiquel Falcao and number-one challenger Alexander Shlemenko fight for the vacant belt. Shlemenko would await the season-seven middleweight tournament winner after Hector Lombard’s move to the UFC left the title vacant, and Falcao earned the tournament win after defeating Andreas Spang in the finals.

UFC planning first trip to Russia in 2013

After the UFC on Fox 6 event in Chicago, UFC president Dana White announced the company’s intentions to host an event in Russia this year. Although clarifying that they would scout talent from all over the world regardless of where they hosted shows, the event would look to mark the UFC’s burst onto the scene in the country home to the Emelianenko brothers and many other prominent Russian athletes. If successful, the event would precede a likely all-Russian season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Source: MMA Junkie

Cage Warriors 52 gets Maguire vs. Muholland

Tommy Maguire makes his Cage Warriors debut against Merv Muholland in a lightweight feature fight at the promotion’s March 9 outing in London. Maguire owns stoppages in ten fights and only owns three recent wins by decision. Muholland, meanwhile, showed no signs of ring rust in an October win over Daniel Thomas at Cage Warriors 49, his first win in over a year.

Photo: Demetrious Johnson (black trunks), who defended his UFC flyweight title successfully at UFC on Fox 6. (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Dale De Souza
Staff Writer

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.