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.

Brian Stann retires at 32

Former WEC light-heavyweight champion Brian Stann announced his retirement from MMA on Thursday. The former Marine brought an exciting style to the cage and entertained a number of fans worldwide. He retires on the heels of a UFC on Fuel TV 8 loss to Wanderlei Silva, but will remain in a commentating capacity as he takes the next step in his career as part of the Fox Networks.

Source: MMA Weekly

Cage Warriors to make Dagestan debut

Cage Warriors 61 will mark the promotion’s 12th event of 2013, as well as its debut in the Russian republic of Dagestan. The event will emanate from the Ali Alieva Arena near the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala on Saturday, November 16, and promises to bring a spectacular fight card with it. As more time elapses, Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan will look to fill out the card with a number of the promotion’s best.

Injuries cause reshuffling of UFC on Fox 8 card/box_dark]

Injuries to three men now leave the UFC on Fox 8 card to feature new faces. Bobby Voelker replaces Siyar Bahadurzada against Robbie Lawler, while Daron Cruickshank meets Yves Edwardsa as a replacement for Spencer Fisher. Additionally, Tim Means fills in for Bobby Green and will meet Danny Castillo, while an injury to Matt Mitrione will force Brendan Schaub off of the card altogether.

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[divider]Gagnon-Kimura booked for UFC 165

Mitch Gagnon returns to Canada at UFC 165 to hold home-court against Dustin Kimura. Gagnon last fought at UFC 152, submitting Walel Watson, and looked to return at UFC 158 before an injury prevented him from seeing action on the card. Meanwhile, Kimura made an excellent UFC debut against Chico Camus, submitting the touted Roufusport product in the third round.

Source: MMA Junkie

TUF: China, live events in Asia to begin multi-year partnership

The UFC promised The Ultimate Fighter would come to China, and this November, the series will in fact make good on that promise. The series will kick off a brand new multi-year deal that will also see an inevitable return to China and a debut in Singapore in 2014.  In addition, the live finale of The Ultimate Fighter: China will look to emanate from Macao’s CotaiArena in March of 2014.

Source: MMA Fighting

Photo: Brian Stann (right), who retired from MMA on Thursday (Taro Irei/Sherdog)