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.

XFC champ Newell stripped of title

Newly crowned (and now former) Xtreme Fighting Championship lightweight champion Nick Newell’s future with the promotion is uncertain after an interview with XFC president John Prisco from today.

According to Prisco, the problem with Newell arose when he refused to defend his title against Scott Holtzman at XFC 24: Collision Course on June 14. For his refusal, Newell has been stripped of his title by the organization.

Holtzman will now fight for the vacant title against an opponent yet to be named on the XFC 24 card.

Newell responded to the promotion’s announcement with a Facebook post of his own.

Cage Warriors Fight Night 8 weigh in results

Saturday’s Cage Warriors Fighting Championship “Fight Night 8” event from the United Arab Emirates is set to take place with all fighters making weight.

Headliners Colin Reuter and Jack Mason tipped the scales at the welterweight limit of 171 pounds. Mason initially weighed heavy at 172.6 pounds, but returned after a two-hour time limit to make weight.

Main Card (streams live on MMAJunkie.com at 1 p.m. ET)
Jack Mason (171) vs. Collin Reuter (171)
James Brum (135.4) vs. Olivier Pastor (135.4)
Martin Buschkamp (145.4) vs. Matteus Lahdesmaki (145.6)
Gregor Herb (185) vs. Mike Ling (185.4)
Prelims (streams live on Facebook 11:45 a.m. ET)
Mauro Chimento (169.8) vs. Domingos Mestre (169)
Mohamed Ali (204.8) vs. Sylvain Potard (202)
Sean Carter (170) vs. Matt Hughes (169.6)

UFC to offer subscription Youtube channel

It was announced Thursday that video sharing website Youtube will now offer “pay to play” channels. Prices will range from 99 cents to $7.99 for a monthly subscription fee in order to view content.

The UFC is one of the providers for the new service with its own channel called “UFC Select.”

Fans will have access to full event replays, miscellaneous fights, and episodes of “UFC Unleashed” and “The Ultimate Fighter” for a monthly subscription fee of $5.99. A 14-day free trial is being offered at www.youtube.com/ufcselect.

Source: Sherdog

UFC on Fox 8 gains Albert vs. Meza

A bantamweight affair between John Albert and Yaotzin Meza is the newest addition to July’s UFC on Fox event.

The pressure will be on for both fighters to earn a win as Albert is 1-3 and Meza is 0-1 in their UFC careers.

Source: MMA Junkie

Cage Warriors signs British fighter Bola Omoyele

Welterweight “TUF Smashes” alum Bola Omoyele has signed a five-fight contract with CWFC and will fight exclusively for the promotion.

He will likely make his Cage Warriors debut on July 6 at Cage Warriors 56 against a soon-to-be-announced opponent

Photo: Nick Newell (Brian Siskind/XFC)

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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.