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.

Faber vs. Jorgensen set for TUF 17 finale main event

A scheduled flyweight championship fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga was scrapped due to injury, and Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen will take its place as the main event at The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale.

The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale goes down April 13 in Las Vegas.

Shamhalaev steps in for Straus for Bellator 95 championship fight

It was announced earlier in the week that Bellator season 6 featherweight tournament winner Daniel Straus had pulled out of his meeting with champion Pat Curran at Bellator 95 due to a broken hand.

Taking his place will be Russian Shahbulat Shamhalaev, who won the season 7 tournament , winning all three fights via stoppage. The Russian was waiting for a shot at the winner of Curran vs. Straus for the title.

Bellator 95 takes place April 4 from the Ovation Hall at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J.

UFC on FX 8 gains flyweight bout

John Lineker is scheduled to meet Azamat Gashimov at the May 18 event from the Arena Jarague in Jarague do Sul, Santa Catrina, Brazil.

Also scheduled for the event are middleweight showdowns between Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, and Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza.

Source: MMA Junkie

Bahari injured, out of Cage Warriors 52, replacement named

Moshen Bahari is out of a scheduled welterweight clash with Bruno Carvahlo at the March 9 event due to injury.

Steve Dinsdale has been named to take Bahari’s spot on the main card. This will be Dinsdale’s Cage Warriors debut and return to action since last April.

Jeremy Stephens fights at featherweight for UFC 160

Longtime UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens drops down a weight class after losing three straight and will meet Estevan Payan in his UFC debut.

UFC 160 takes place May 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Source: Sherdog

Volkmann signs with World Series of Fighting

Jacob Volkmann has signed with WSOF one week after being released from the UFC.

It was reported that Volkmann signed a multi-fight contract and is expected to debut for the promotion in its third ever event in July

Source: MMA Fighting

Fujino vs. Lovato added to Pancrase 247

Emi Fujino and Monica Lovato will meet in a strawweight bout at the event.

This will be Fujino’s debut fight in the Pancrase promotion and Lovato’s second.

Pancrase 247 takes place May 19 at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.

Source: MMA Rising

Photo: Urijah Faber (James Law/Heavy MMA)

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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.