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.

UFC Anticipates Mark Hunt Competing at UFC 160

Surging UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt is scheduled to face Junior dos Santos at UFC 160. Those plans were believed to be in jeopardy after reports of Hunt encountering visa issues.

UFC Director of Communications Dave Sholler spoke today about the matter and reassured fans that Hunt will compete at UFC 160.

“To put anything to rest, we are confident that the issue will be resolved, and we anticipate Mark competing in the co-main event of UFC 160,

Source: MMA Junkie

World Series of Fighting Announces Middleweight Tournament to Crown 185-pound Champion

World Series of Fighting announced that they will crown a middleweight champion by the end of this year. The promotion plans to hold a four-man tournament that will feature a number of talented middleweights.

Taking part in the tournament will be Jesse Taylor, Dave Branch, Danilo Villefort, and Elvis Mutapcic. One semifinal will go down at WSOF 4 in August and the other at WSOF 5 in September. The winners are expected to meet one another sometime in December.

Source: MMA Fighting

GLORY Adds Middleweight Contest to June 22 Event

GLORY, which has quickly become one of the biggest kickboxing promotions in the world, has announced the addition of a middleweight contest to their GLORY 9 event as Wayne Barret will face Mike Lemaire.

The June 22 event will feature a one-night eight man elimination tournament that will showcase a number of top light heavyweight contenders. Among those included in the tournament field will be Tyrone Spong.

Bellator Moving to New Time Slot in Fall

With Spike TV announcing that their professional wrestling product, TNA, will be airing at a different time, Bellator will be forced to find a new time slot as well.

Bellator has a history of switching show times and nights and it will likely hurt the initial viewership as TV fans are creatures of habit.

As of now Bellator hasn’t made an official move but it’s clear one will be necessary.

Source: MMA Fighting

Photo: Mark Hunt (Taro Irei/Sherdog)

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Kyle Symes
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Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.