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.

Silva fined $50,000 for no-showing media event

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva received a fine of $50,000 from the UFC for refusing to participate in a planned UFC 162 pre-fight press conference.  While still slated to defend his belt against Chris Weidman, this marks another high-profile instance of a fighter no-showing a pre-fight presser. Though it differs from Nick Diaz no-showing two pre-fight pressers prior to UFC 137, UFC officials did still issue disciplinary action.

Source: MMA Weekly

Corassani wants McGregor at UFC on FS1 1 in Boston

Conor McGregor will fight at UFC on FS1, slated for the TD Garden in Boston, MA on Aug. 17, and Akira Corassani wants to stand across the cage from the “Notorious” former two-division Cage Warriors champion. Corasanni issued the challenge via his Youtube channel. As of this time, McGregor did not respond to the challenge.

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC planning 9/4 FS1 show in Brasilia

The UFC reportedly will aim for Brasilia, the national capital of Brazil, for the promotion’s first Wednesday night outing on Fox Sports 1. If confirmed, the event would take place on September 4 as a possible lead-in for The Ultimate Fighter 18. With Brazilian Independece Day falling on Sept. 7, the UFC would no doubt seize the chance to host a show on this week, if at all possible.

Source: Tatame

Bellator “Fight Master” cast unveiled

Bellator unveiled the cast of its new show “Fight Master”. The show, scheduled to air on Spike on June 19 at 10 PM ET, will feature 32 fighters and boil down to 16. Season one will feature ten episodes, including the live finale, where the winner will take home $100,000 and earn a berth into a future Bellator tournament.

The cast list reads as follows:

Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio
Age: 26
Record: 6-2
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nick Barnes
Age: 22
Record: 5-0
San Diego

Eric Bradley
Age: 31
Record: 5-1
Las Vegas

Mike Bronzoulis
Age: 34
Record: 15-5-1

Frank Carrillo
Age: 29
Record: 6-3

Darryl Cobb
Age: 32
Record: 6-6
East St. Louis, Ill.

Christopher Curtis
Age: 25
Record: 7-2

Evan Cutts
Age: 22
Record: 5-1

Mike Dubois
Age: 30
Record: 3-0
Thomasville, Ga.

Tom Gallicchio
Age: 26
Record: 16-8
Howell, N.J.

Ismael Gonzalez
Age: 32
Record: 11-10
Los Angeles

Gareth Joseph
Age: 28
Record: 9-5
San Diego

Chris Lozano
Age: 30
Record: 9-3

AJ Matthews
Age: 24
Record: 5-2
Carlsbad, Calif.

Rob Mills
Age: 35
Record: 8-2
Newcastle, United Kingdom

Steve Montgomery
Age: 22
Record: 3-1
Florence, S.C.

Chip Moraza-Pollard
Age: 24
Record: 7-4
Plymouth, Mass.

Brett Nakamura
Age: 30
Record: 6-1
Maui, Hawaii

Jason Norwood
Age: 28
Record: 12-3
Fort Hood, Texas

Dom O’Grady
Age: 31
Record: 15-5-1

Jacob Ortiz
Age: 31
Record: 8-4
San Manuel, Ariz.

Josh Quayhagen
Age: 26
Record: 6-1
Lake Charles, La.

Joe Riggs
Age: 30
Record: 39-14

Eric Scallan
Age: 27
Record: 11-4
Lafayette, La.

Cristiano Souza
Age: 30
Record: 5-0
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Brendan Tierney
Age: 37
Record: 10-5
Queens, N.Y.

Bryan Travers
Age: 29
Record: 13-3
Bakersfield, Calif.

Andy Uhrich
Age: 27
Record: 8-3
Gering, Neb.

Tim Welch
Age: 22
Record: 8-4
Great Falls, Mont.

Cole Williams
Age: 30
Record: 5-1
Darian, Wisc.

Joe Williams
Age: 27
Record: 7-1
Tustin, Calif.

Artenas Young
Age: 32
Record: 9-5

Source: MMA Fighting

Perosh wants Magalhaes at UFC 163

Vinny Magalhaes didn’t sign on the dotted line for it, nor did Anthony Perosh, but “The Hippo” wants Magalhaes at UFC 163. After a brutal KO loss to Ryan Jimmo at UFC 149 and a gruesome toe injury that kept him out of UFC on FX 6, Perosh appears ready to return to fighting form. If the bout with Magalhaes gets signed, though, Magalhaes will come out looking to erase the sting of his UFC 159 loss to Phil Davis, so Perosh will find himself in a tough battle with a game opponent.

Source: Bloody Elbow

Photo: Anderson Silva (Sherdog.com)

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Dale De Souza
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Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.