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.

More details of UFC on Fox Sports 1 revealed

While it has been known for a while that Fox will launch the new television network of Fox Sports 1 on Aug. 17 and that a UFC event will be accompanied by it, there have been more details and events announced.

The network will launch at 8:00 a.m. ET and will show NASCAR programing until 3:30 p.m. ET, which is where the network will air UFC programing leading into the live UFC event.  UFC Unleashed, UFC Ultimate Insider, and UFC Tonight will lead into the live preliminary fights at 6:00 p.m. ET, which then goes into the main card at 8:00 p.m. ET.  Following the event, the UFC will step aside while Fox Sports Live, the networks flagship news, opinion, and highlights show, will air.

There are also two additional UFC events that have been announced, as the first ever Wednesday card has been scheduled to take place on Aug. 28, with another event to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 4.  Immediately following the event on Sept. 4, The Ultimate Fighter 18 will air its inaugural episode.

As it currently stands, the Aug. 17th show is scheduled to take place in Boston, while the other two announced events currently do not have host cities.

SOURCE: Fox Sports
Bellator 96 preliminary card revealed

When Bellator returns this summer for its summer series, there has been several fights that have been known including the four fighter light heavyweight tournament, along with a lightweight title fight between Michael Chandler and Dave Jansen.

It has been announced who will serve to fight on the evenings preliminary bouts, which will air live on Spike.com at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Raphael Butler vs. Karl Etherington
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Joe Yager
Mikey Brown vs. Brandon Halsey
Steven Artoff vs. Justin McNally
Damon Jackson vs. Keith Miner
Mike Maldonado vs. Jason Sampson
Brandon Girtz vs. Treston Thomison
Keith Berry vs. Cortez Coleman

Bellator 96 takes place on June 19 at Thackerville, Okla.

MFC 37 weigh-in results

MFC 37: True Grit will be historic, as the main event will serve as the first ever bantamweight fight in the promotions history.  Ryan Benoit will take on Anthony Mirchak after both fighters successfully made weight.  This fight serves as the main event after the heavyweight fight between Chris Barnett and Smealinho Rama was scrapped after Barnett failed his pre-fight medical examination.

The event will also make history with brothers Thomas Treadwell and Mike Treadwell each making their professional debut against one another.

Bantamweight – Ryan Benoit (135.2) vs. Anthony Birchak (135.8)
Middleweight – Jason Zentgraf (185.4) vs. Luke Harris (185.6)
Lightweight – Kurt Southern (155.8) vs. Mukai Maromo (155.4)
Middleweight – Jay Silva (186.6) vs. Sam Alvey (185.6)
Lightweight – Peter Neufeld (155.2) vs. Garrett Nybakken (155.8)
Middleweight – Allen Hope (184.8) vs. Paul Grandbois (185.2)
Middleweight – Marcus Hicks (185.8) vs. Jared McComb (185.2)
Heavyweight – Thomas Treadwell (226.6) vs. Mike Treadwell (213.0)
Featherweight – Maged Hammo (144.8) vs. Allan Munroe (145.0)

MFC 37: True Grit will take place tomorrow night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The evening’s main card will air live on AXS TV.

Thatch signed to the UFC

Zuffa has inked a new fighter for their roster with the signing of Colorado fighter, Brandon Thatch.

A welterweight, Thatch holds a record of 9-1 and most recently was victorious at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 7 with a submission victory over Mike Rhodes.


Photo: The UFC’s cage, the Octagon (Brian McKenna/The MMA Corner)

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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.