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.

Overeem returns at UFC 164

UFC 164 comes to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis., and the event hopes to feature former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem. On the heels of a tumultuous 2012 and a knockout loss to Antonio Silva at UFC 156 earlier this year, Overeem will look to return to form. However, despite a strong wave of rumors, Overeem’s opponent remains uncertain.

Source: MMA Junkie

Lauzon-Johnson agreed for UFC’s FS1 debut

While UFC on FS1 still needs a main event, the event will feature a Boston favorite. Perennial lightweight contender Joe Lauzon fights for the first time since his UFC 155 loss to Jim Miller. He takes on Michael “The Menace” Johnson, who carries back-to-back losses into the Octagon into his Aug. 17 bout against Lauzon.

Source: Sherdog

CSAC confirms Diaz’s plans for “WAR” promotion

If things go Nick Diaz’s way, he will officially go from retired UFC welterweight to MMA promoter. In fact, Diaz already parked a website and Twitter account for the new promotion, known as “WAR Mixed Martial Arts”. However, CSAC officials confirmed that while Diaz already started the process of applying for a promoter’s license, they also did confirm that much still needed to happen before Diaz could receive the license.

Mayorga debut victory overturned

It may not sit well for “El Matador” Ricardo Mayorga, but Nicuragua MMA commissioner Zack Asagary announced that Mayorga’s MMA debut, originally a controversial second-round TKO win, would change into a no contest. The controversy stems from an illegal knee to the spine of  his opponent, Wesley Tiffer.  In addition to the overturning of the original result, Mayorga will also need to serve a three-month long suspension.

Source: MMA Fighting

Showtime “definitely” wants MMA back

Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza declared the network’s desire to return to featuring MMA programming on Monday. ShoSports dipped its feet in the MMA pool with EliteXC and seemed to gain its sea legs with Strikeforce before its demise. Citing the ability to promote both boxing and MMA on the network, as well as the ease in which the network could find talent to promote, Espinoza stated that the network would like to figure out a way back into the sport, though it would likely not come to fruition until either later this year or in 2014.

Source: MMA Fighting

Photo: Alstair Overeem (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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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.