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.

Nick Diaz’s War MMA launches June 22

Retired welterweight Nick Diaz will officially become a fight promoter with the launch of the War MMA 1 event on June 22 from Stockton, Calif.

So far seven bouts have been confirmed, one of which being a headline bout between Daniel Roberts and Justin Baesman.

The fights will be contested in a ring and follow the Unified Rules of MMA with the exception of dis-allowing elbow strikes while grounded.

 

UFC 164 gains four top featherweights

Two intriguing featherweight matches make their way onto the Aug. 31 UFC 164 card.

Clay Guida is set to meet Chad Mendes and Erik Koch will face Dustin Poirier

Source: Sherdog
 

UFC 160 medical suspensions

Six fighters from last Saturday’s UFC 160 event could face up to 6-months on the sidelines with medical suspensions unless cleared by a doctor.

Glover Texeria and Mark Hunt had drastically different fights, but both face the possibility of broken bones, sharing an equally long suspension of 6 months. Also in the same boat unless cleared is Gray Maynard, who awaits ophthalmologist clearance for a dilated pupil. .

UFC 160 medical suspensions:
Antonio Silva – suspended until June 25, no contact until June 16
Junior dos Santos – suspended until June 25, no contact until June 16
Mark Hunt – must have broken right big toe cleared by a doctor or no contest until Nov. 22, minimum no contest until July 25, no contact until July 10
Glover Teixeira – must have right hand and left elbow x-rayed. If positive then must clear with doctor or no contest until Nov. 22
Gray Maynard – needs ophthalmologist clearance for dilated right pupil or no contest until Nov. 22; minimum suspension no contest until July 25, no contact until July 10
Donald Cerrone – suspended until July 10; no contact until June 26 for right elbow and right eyebrow lacerations
KJ Noons – suspended until July 25; no contact until July 25 for multiple face lacerations
Mike Pyle – suspended until June 25; no contact until June 16
Rick Story – suspended until July 10; no contact until June 25
Dennis Bermudez – must have both feet & right hand x-rayed; if positive then doctor clearance or no contest until Nov. 22; minimum suspension no contact until June 25, no contest until June 16
Max Holloway – suspended until June 25; no contest until June 16
Colton Smith – suspended until July 10; no contact until June 25
Khabib Nurmagomedov – must have orthopedic evaluation on left knee and be cleared by doctor otherwise no contest until Nov. 22
Stephen Thompson – must have left foot x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until Nov. 22
Brian Bowles – must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until Nov. 22; minimum suspension no contest until July 10; no contact until June 25
Estevan Payan – suspended until July 25; no contact until July 25

Source: MMA Fighting
 

James Krause replaces injured Issac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 161

James Krause will make his UFC debut against Sam Stout to replace an injured Issac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 161.

Vallie-Flagg suffered a back injury during training and was forced off the card. Krause, who competed in the elimination round of The Ultimate Fighter: Live, will make his Octagon debut.

Source: MMA Junkie

Jeff Smith steps in against Jerrod Sanders at WSOF 3

Twenty-five-year-old featherweight Jeff Smith will replace an injured Chris Gruetzemacher against Jerrod Sanders on the WSOF 3 preliminary card on June 14.

The event takes place from the  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and features a welterweight rematch between Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman.

Newman and Barnes join Cage Warriors

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship has added Luke Newman and Leeroy Barnes to its rapidly-expanding roster.

The two English fighters signed five-fight deals.

Badbeat 9 fight card

On May 31, California’s Bamma USA promotion will host Badbeat 9 from the Commerce Casino in Commerce, Calif.

Mikey Gomez vs. Ronald LeBreton Jr.
Chris Culley vs. Justin Linn
Jorge Valdez vs. Ernest Chavez
Gabe Ruediger vs. Scott Catlin
Eric Brown vs. Sevak Magakian
Bobby Sanchez vs. Terrion Ware
Nick Jordan vs. Luis Iniguez
Chris Costello vs. Matt Bahngte
Tommy Gavin vs. Reshan Sabaratnam

Photo: Nick Diaz (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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David Massey
Staff Writer

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.