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

Manny Gamburyan out at UFC 157

Another opponent for Chad Mendes pulls out due to injury and this time it is Manny Gamburyan. Gamburyan and Mendes were expected to fight at UFC 157, but due to injuries, Gamburyan is now out and there is no word on a replacement yet for the featherweight fighter.

After breaking his thumb in practice, Gamburyan then found out from doctors that he also fractured his elbow. Gamburyan trained with the injury for three months.

Gamburyan and Mendes were expected to be part of the pay-per-view main card of UFC 157 that is headlined by the first ever women’s fight between bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche.

UFC 157 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Cali.

Source: MMA Junkie

Two more fights added to UFC on FUEL 9 in Sweden

The upcoming card taking place in Stockholm, Sweden just got a little more interesting with the addition of two more fights.

Adlan Amagov faces Sweden’s own, Chris Spang in a welterweight matchup. Both Amagov and Spang are making their UFC debuts after stints in Strikeforce. This will also be Amagov’s first fight at 170-pounds after dropping two weight classes from light heavyweight, down to middleweight and now finally staying at welterweight.

This will be Spang’s first fight in his homeland since 2008.

The other fight added to UFC on FUEL 9 will be a lightweight matchup between Michael Johnson and another Swedish fighter, Reza Madadi.

Madadi will return to Sweden after making his UFC debut last year at UFC on FUEL 2. Madadi has gone 1-1 in the UFC and is coming off of a split loss to Cristian Marcello at UFC 153 last October. Johnson is coming off of a loss to Myles Jury at UFC 155 in December and has amassed a 4-3 record since his TUF 12 days.

UFC on FUEL 9 is headlined by a light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Gegard Mousasi in the Ericsson Globe Arena.

Source: MMA Junkie

Strikeforce vets St. Preux and Villante to meet at UFC 159

UFC 159 adds one more fight to it’s card in the form of a battle between two Strikeforce light heavyweight veterans.

Ovince St. Preux takes on Gian Villante in the UFC 159 bout. Villante, a native New Yorker, will return to New Jersey for the first time since his loss to heavyweight Chad Griggs in february of 2011. Villante is a Ring of Combat veteran where he posted a 7-1 record and held the heavyweight belt. Villante went 3-2 in Strikeforce.

St. Preux went 6-1 in Strikeforce with his only loss coming against Gegard Mousasi.

UFC 159 is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. UFC 159 takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on April 27.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Manny Gamburyan (Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com)

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