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.

MFC Champ Elvis Mutapcic Signs with WSOF 

MFC Middleweight champ Elvis Mutapcic has signed a five-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting Promotion. Mutapic is only 26 years old and sports a 13-2 overall record.

He’s considered one of the best middleweights outside the UFC and is expected to debut with WSOF later this year, possibly at their third event in June.

Source: MMA Junkie

Amateur MMA Fighter Dies Following Unsanctioned Bout 

Felix Pablo Elochukwu died following his involvement in an amateur MMA bout this past Friday night. Elochukwu reportedly took a number of strikes to the head in the final round before the referee was forced to intervene.

Elochukwu appeared fine after the contest but eventually fell out of a chair and was rushed to the hospital. An autopsy was conducted on Sunday and the results are scheduled to be released later this month.

Source: MMA Fighting 

Dana White Says Dan Hardy Will Receive Second Opinion on Heart Condition 

After pre-fight medical tests revealed a rare heart condition, Dan Hardy was pulled from his scheduled UFC on Fox 7 contest against Matt Brown.  Hardy previously stated he wouldn’t be taking any action for his condition but UFC President Dana White said that Hardy will get a second opinion.

“Lorenzo and I called him last week,” White said during a media call in support of UFC on FOX 7. “He’s got some personal stuff going on right now with his family. But we’re going to send him to the best heart surgeon in the country out in Los Angeles when he’s ready. We’re going to get him a second opinion and get him checked out.”

Source: MMA Junkie 

Iliarde Santos Replaces Injured Marcos Vinicius at UFC on FX 8, Will Face Yuri Alcantara 

With Marcos Vinicius out of his scheduled contest with Yuri Alcantara, Iliarde Santos has stepped in and will make his UFC debut on the UFC on FX 8 card.

Alcantara began his UFC career with two-straight wins but is coming off a loss to Hacran Dias last June. Santos amassed a 6-0 record in 2012 including four first-round stoppages.

Source: MMA Junkie 

Photo: Mutapcic (top) battles Jacen Flynn at MFC 34 (Maximum Fighting Championship)

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Kyle Symes
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Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.