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.

Cage Warriors 53 gains co-headliner, two additional bouts

Undefeated Scottish native Joanne Calderwood is set to meet Sally Krumdiack in a strawweight bout on the card. It will serve as the co-headliner.

Two additional bouts were announced. Jason Ball vs. Jason Cooledge at lightweight and Paul Marin vs. Neil Seery at flyweight.

Cage Warriors 53 will see the promotions return to Kevin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, April 13. The event will be co-headlined by a title fight for the vacant featherweight belt between Joni Salovaara and Jim Alers.

Prindle out of main event on Thursdays Bellator 93

Heavyweight Eric Prindle is out of a match against Brett Rogers due to an undisclosed injury.

Bellator 93 takes place this Thursday, April 21 with the main card live on Spike TV. The main event will see the season seven featherweight tournament final with Dave Jansen vs. Marcin Held.

Source: Sherdog

Two UFC on Fuel TV 8 fighters fail drug tests, receive punishment

Middleweight Riki Fukuda and bantamweight Alex Caceres both failed their drug tests from the UFC on Fuel TV 8 event from Japan, but their punishments differ.

Fukuda tested positive for the banned stimulants: phenypropanolamine, norpseudoephedrine, and ephedrine, and he was released by the promotion.

Caceres tested positive for marijuana metabolites and was suspended for six months by the UFC. He is ordered to attend drug rehabilitation classes and his win from the event is changed to a no-contest.

Source: MMA Junkie

Bellator 93 weigh in results

All competitors are cleared for Thursday’s Bellator 93 event.

So far, the main card includes only three fights with the loss of Prindle vs. Rogers.

Full weigh in results:

Main Card:

Lightweight Tournament Final Fight: Marcin Held (155.9) vs. Dave Jansen (155.8)

Heavyweight Feature Fight: Ryan Martinez (257.4) vs. Travis Wiuff (254.1)

Welterweight Feature Fight: Waachiim Spiritwolf (170.6) vs. Marcus Davis (170.5)

Preliminary Card:

Middleweight Feature Fight: Dave Vitkay (185.4) vs. Jesse Peterson (185.6)

Featherweight Feature Fight: Vince Murdock (145.9) vs. John Raio (145.7)

Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brent Dillingham (205.7) vs. Mike Mucitelli (204.7)

Middleweight Feature Fight: Pierre Pierry (185.4) vs. Joe Pacheco (185.8)

Welterweight Feature Fight: Ryan Sanders (170.5) vs. Michael Page (170.6)

Middleweight Feature Fight: Jason Butcher (185.4) vs. Jack Hermansson (186)

Lightweight Feature Fight: Jesse Erickson (155.8) vs. Jon Lemke (155.4)

Nick Newell to defend XFC title in June

“Notorious” Nick Newell is known for being a congenital amputee, but is undefeated in the cage.

He will defend the XFC lightweight title he won last December against 4-0 Scott Holtzman at XFC 24.

No venue has been named, but the event has a location and date. It is expected that XFC 24 will take place June 14 in Tampa, Fla. The main card is also is also expected to air live on AXS TV.

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC 158 medical suspensions

Most of last Saturday’s UFC 158 participant suspensions are for less than a month. The longest was given to welterweight Nate Marquardt at 60-days for his knockout loss. Champion Georges St-Pierre received 28-days, and welterweight contender Johny Hendricks, while initially thought to have a serious hand injury, only received 14-days.

Full list of medical suspensions by Montreal’s overseeing body:

Georges St-Pierre: 28-day suspension
Nick Diaz: 28-day suspension
Johny Hendricks: 14-day suspension
Carlos Condit: 14-day suspension
Jake Ellenberger: 7-day suspension
Nate Marquardt: 60-day medical suspension
Chris Camozzi: 14-day suspension
Nick Ring: 14-day suspension
Mike Ricci: 14-day suspension
Colin Fletcher: 14-day suspension
Patrick Cote: 14-day suspension
Bobby Voelker: 14-day suspension
Darren Elkins: 7-day suspension
Antonio Carvalho: 30-day medical suspension
Jordan Mein: 7-day suspension
Dan Miller: 30-day medical suspension
John Makdessi: 14-day suspension
Daron Cruickshank: 45-day medical suspension
Rick Story: 7-day suspension
Quinn Mulhern: 30-day medical suspension
T.J. Dillashaw: 7-day suspension
Issei Tamura: 45-day medical suspension
George Roop: 14-day suspension
Reuben Duran: 45-day medical suspension

Source: MMA Weekly

Paul Daleys’ next fight is under the DFC banner

Veteran welterweight Paul Daley is under Bellator contract, but due to visa issues that prevent him from fighting in the United States, is being allowed to take a fight with Dubai Fighting Championships.

His opponent will be Rodrigo Ribeiro and their meeting will headline the Dubai Fighting Championship 4 event in May.

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC on Fuel TV 10 gets Arantes vs. Castro

A reported, but not officially announced, featherweight fight between Felipe Arantes and Godofredo Castro will likely join the the June UFC on Fuel TV 10 event.

The card will serve as the finale for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 with a main event meeting of coaches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum at heavyweight.

Castro was a runner-up on the first season of TUF: Brazil.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Joanne Calderwood (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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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.