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.

Josh Barnett vs. Frank Mir at UFC 164 in Milwaukee

Josh Barnett’s return to the UFC will be in a highly anticipated match with former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir.

The match will go down at UFC 164 when the UFC takes a trip to Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on Aug. 31. The fight will be Barnett’s first appearance in the UFC in 11 years.

After what seemed like a long and drawn out negotiation process, Barnett will enter the Octagon coming off of a win in his last fight and a 9-1 record in his last ten fights. The only loss in those ten fights came against Strikeforce heavyweight kingpin, Daniel Cormier.

Mir on the other hand is on a two-fight losing streak and is 3-2 in his last five. Although like Barnett, his losses have come against top opponents like former heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, and Cormier.

Source: MMA Junkie

One FC 9 Weigh-in Results

The One FC 9 weigh-ins took place today ahead of their next anticipated card with almost all the fighters making weight. The few fighters to miss weight included Tim Sylvia who missed the heavyweight limit by six pounds.

Here are the results for the weigh-ins:

Honorio Banario (144.7) vs. Koji Oishi (144.8) – for featherweight title

Bibiano Fernandes (134.4) vs. Koetsu Okazaki (134.4) – for interim bantamweight title

Kevin Belingon (134) vs. Masakatsu Ueda (134.6) – bantamweight grand-prix final

Rey Docyogen (124.7) vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (124.7)

Phil Baroni (169) vs. Nobutatsu Suzuki (169.4)

Eduard Folayang (154.4) vs. Kamal Shalorus (154.2)

Geje Eustaquio (124.7) vs. Andrew Leone (127.7)

Ryan Diaz (144.8) vs. Yusup Saadulaev (134.4)

Felipe Enomoto (153.1) vs. Lowen Tynanes (155.2)

Tony Johnson (264.2) vs. Tim Sylvia (271)

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC on FX 8 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

The test results for the fighter from UFC on FX 8 have come back with all fighters’ tests coming back negative.

UFC on FX 8 took place on May 18 and was headlined by Vitor Belfort’s stunning knockout of former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. The Brazilian card also housed Ronaldo Souza’s chokeout of Chris Camozzi.

Source: Sherdog

UFC 163 Adds Two More Fights

Two more fights have been added to UFC 163 in the form of a light heavyweight and a middleweight battle.

At middleweight, Thales Leites will make his return to the UFC after a four-year absence from the promotion against Tom Watson.

At light heavyweight, Vinny Magalhaes will make his return to the cage after his loss to Phil Davis when Magalhaes meets Anthony Perosh.

UFC 163 takes place on August 3 in Rio de Janeiro at the HSBC Arena. The card is headlined by a featherweight title fight between featherweight newcomer, Anthony Pettis and current featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC Strikes Deal for Channel in Latin America

The UFC has struck a deal with Televisa Networks to air UFC programming in 20 different countries along with a subscription channel in Mexico and other countries in Latin America.

The new channel will feature everything from live fights to highlight shows broadcasted in Spanish. The exclusive channel featuring UFC content will launch later this year.

Legacy Fighting Championship Signs Boxing Star Holly Holm

Boxing champion, Holly Holm has signed a deal with Legacy Fighting Championships to fight in the women’s division under a multi-fight deal.

Holm is fresh off of a victory in Bellator when she used her size advantage to defeat Katie Merrill at Bellator 91. Holm is 31-years-old and has fought three times in MMA so far after carving out a massively successful career in boxing.

Holm’s next opponent has yet to be announced, but the boxer will fight at LFC 21 on July 19.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Josh Barnett (Sherdog.com/Dave Mandel)