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.

Boxer Holly Holm to retire and begin MMA career full-time

Holm, a WBF, IBA Female, and WBAN welterweight boxing champion with a record of 32-2-3 will retire from boxing after her next match in order to pursue MMA full time.

She is a Mike Winklejohn student and holds an undefeated record of 3-0 in professional MMA competition.

Source: MMA Junkie

Legacy FC 21 will hold two title fights in a July event

The Legacy Fighting Championship 21 card is set with 12 fights.

It will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Angel Huerta and Matt Hobar. The second title fight will be at middleweight between Larry Crowe and William Bush.

Also on the card will be the LFC debut of former UFC welterweight Matt Riddle.

LFC 21 takes place July 19 from Houston’s Arena Theatre.

Source: Sherdog

Referee Josh Rosenthal pleads guilty in marijuana case

According to reports, veteran MMA referee Josh Rosenthal awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.

Rosenthal is due back in court May 17 and the government has recommended 37 months in jail and five years probation among other requirements if found guilty.

The charges stem from a federal raid from last year in which a warehouse owned by Rosenthal and associates had 1,356 marijuana plants seized. The estimated value of the plants is six million dollars.

Source: MMA Junkie

Glory Sports continues CBS Sports Network deal

The kickboxing league Glory Sports International will continue to have events broadcast on the CBS Sports Network.

The agreement will start with a Glory 7 event from Milan Italy on April, 20. The nine-bout kickboxing event will be headlined by a fight between top ranked lightweight Giorgio Petrosyan and Hafid El Boustati and airs at 1:00 a.m ET.

The other event announced is a single-elimination tournament in Glory’s featherweight division, which will air May 5 at 2:00 a.m ET.

Additional CBS Sports Network telecasts of Glory events are to-be-announced.

Photo: Holly Holm (Bryan Henderson/The MMA Corner)

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David Massey
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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.