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.

Three UFC title fights announced

The UFC’s next title fights for the heavyweight, light heavyweight and welterweight divisions were announced by UFC president Dana White today at the UFC 161 open workouts.

The trilogy bout between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos is being targeted for UFC 166 in Houston. Dos Santos defeated Velasquez in their first fight by first-round knockout, but “Cigano” was dominated the second time around and dropped a unanimous decision.

At UFC 165, the Octagon returns to Toronto, Ontario, Canada where Jon Jones will put his light heavyweight strap on the line against Alexander Gustafsson. “The Mauler” was scheduled to take on Gegard Mousasi in a recent event in Sweden, but a cut over the eye forced him off of the card. Still, his current six-fight winning streak was good enough for him to get the nod at the next title shot. Jones will be looking to successfully defend his title for the sixth straight time with a victory against the Swede.

The welterweight clash between champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will likely take place at UFC 167 in Las Vegas. GSP will look to make his ninth straight title defense, after recently defeating Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. When the champion took on Diaz, a lot of people thought that Hendricks deserved the chance to fight for the title, however the current No. 1 contender avoided all of the noise and defeated Condit, locking up his status as the next title contender.

World Series of Fighting 3 weigh-in results

The fighters for the third World Series of Fighting card tipped the scales today in Las Vegas at The Joint  at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The main event is a rematch years in the making as Jon Fitch fights Josh Burkman. The two fighters met back in 2006 with Fitch emerging victorious by rear-naked choke with three seconds left in the second round. This fight will be the third fight for Burkman with the WSOF, while it will be the debut for Fitch.

Only one fighter missed the mark, as Jeff Smith weighed in 0.4 pounds over the featherweight limit. Smith made weight on his second attempt.

Welterweight: Josh Burkman (170) vs. Jon Fitch (171)
Welterweight: Steve Carl (169.5) vs. Tyson Steele (170)
Lightweight: Lyle Beerbohm (155) vs. Jacob Volkmann (155.5)
Lightweight: Brian Cobb (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (156)
Featherweight: Jerrod Sanders (146) vs. Jeff Smith (146.4)
Lightweight: John Gunderson (154.5) vs. Dan Lauzon (156)
Bantamweight: Carson Beebe (135) vs. Joe Murphy (135.5)
Middleweight: Kendrick Miree (185)  vs. Krasimir Mladenov (185.5)
Featherweight: Brenson Hansen (146) vs. Josh Montalvo (145)

World Series of Fighting 3 takes place June 14 with preliminary card action kicking off at 8:30 p.m. ET, while the main card airs live at 11:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

Sanchez to take on Melendez in the fall

TUF season one winner Diego Sanchez was previously linked to a fight at UFC 164, but that fight has been scratched. A new opportunity has come up for “The Dream” as now he will take on the last Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez.

Although the fight will take place, an event has not been assigned. All that is known at this time is that the fight will take place in the fall, around October or November.

Source: MMA Junkie
Carvalho vs. Mason at Cage Warriors 57

The fight card for Cage Warriors 57 has made room for another bout, as a welterweight clash between Jack Mason and Bruno Carvalho is set.

Cage Warriors 57 takes place on July 20 in Liverpool, England.

Pettis has new opponent for 125-pound title fight

Sergio Pettis was getting ready for his flyweight title fight against Jeff Curran in the main event at RFA 8 next Friday night, but Pettis now finds himself opposing Dillard Pegg for the strap. Curran withdrew from the fight due to personal reasons.

Pegg will enter the cage with a 5-1 record, and will enter the RFA cage for the first time next week.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance 8 takes place on Friday, June 21 in Milwaukee.

Photo: Junior dos Santos (l) and Cain Velasquez square off (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Brian McKenna
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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.