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.

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion, Shane Carwin, retires

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion, Shane Carwin has decided to hang up his gloves for good.

Carwin, 38, has been battling injuries to get back into the cage, but has failed to do so for quite some time. Carwin last fought in June of 2011 against former heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, in a heavyweight title eliminator. Dos Santos went on to win the fight by a dominant unanimous decision.

Since the fight, Carwin has dealt with a myriad of injuries including back surgery and a knee injury that took him out of a fight with fellow TUF 16 coach, Roy Nelson.

Carwin started his career with a perfect 12-0 mark, but lost his last two fights with Brock Lesnar and dos Santos. Carwin will end his career at 12-2 overall with all of his wins coming by either submission or knockout. Carwin’s fight with dos Santos is the only fight in his career to go past the second round.

Source: MMA Junkie

Leonard Garcia, six other fighters, cut from UFC

Leonard Garcia, Bart Palaszewski and five other fighters have been cut from the UFC as part of a further trimming of the UFC roster.

Garcia has been on a huge skid going 1-6 since 2010 and his only win in that span was a controversial decision victory over Nam Phan. Garcia did earn two “Fight of the Night” performances and was loved by some for his brawling style, but now Garcia is a featherweight free agent.

Palaszewski is another featherweight cut from the roster following three consecutive losses. Palaszewski was 1-3 in the UFC with his only win coming in his UFC debut over Tyson Griffin. Palaszewski’s drop to featherweight was met with much adversity as after that first victory over Grffin, Palaszewski dropped his next three fights to Hatsu Hioki, Diego Nunes and Cole Miller.

Other fighters cut by the UFC include Pablo Garza, Antonio Carvalho, Sam Sicilia, Justin Lawrence, Issei Tamura, Reuben Duran and Kurt Holobaugh.

Source: MMA Junkie

Tim Sylvia added to preliminary card portion of ONE FC 9

Tim Sylva will return to ONE FC on May 31 at ONE FC 9 in a heavyweight fight with Tony Johnson.

This will be Sylvia’s first fight for ONE FC since his controversial no contest against Andrei Arlovski back at ONE FC 5 this past August. Arlovski was disqualified due to legal soccer kicks that were not given the go ahead by the referee. Sylvia also fought in December against Satoshi Ishii losing by unanimous decision.

Also added to the ONE FC 9 card is a lightweight battle between Felipe Enomoto and Lowan Tynanes. A bantamweight fight between Ryan Diaz and Yusup Saadulaev has also been added to the preliminary section of ONE FC 9.

Source: MMA Junkie

Mamed Khalidov and Melvin Manhoef to fight at KSW 23

A middleweight fight containing Mamed Khalidov and Melvin Manhoef has been added to the KSW 23 card.

The two were originally suppose to meet at KSW 21 in December, but an injury to Manhoef required him to pull out of the fight.

Khalidov is currently on a six-fight winning streak with his most recent win coming by an achilles lock submission in the second round against Kendall Grove at KSW 21. Manhoef also recently fought on April 5 at ONE FC 8 against Brock Larson, losing by unanimous decision.

KSW 23 takes place on June 8 in Gdansk, Poland at the Ergo Arena.

Source: Sherdog

Dave Courchaine signs long-term deal, slated to fight at XFC 24

XFC has signed welterweight Dave Courchaine to a long-term, multi-fight deal the MMA Corner has learned from a press release. Courchaine’s first opponent will be Luis Santos at XFC 24.

Courchaine is currently riding a seven-fight win streak and is expected to contend for the inaugural welterweight title in December at Night of Champions III.

First, Courchaine must beat Santos on June 14 at XFC 24 which takes place in Tampa, Fl. at the USF Sun Dome.

Photo: Shane Carwin (Sherdog.com)

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Sal DeRose
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Sal hails from New Jersey and is currently training for his first MMA fight. He hopes to use his knowledge and insight to generate articles that interest and entertain you. Outside of MMA, Sal is a big fan of every other sport. He's a diehard New York sports fan, with the exception of cheering for the Packers.