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.

Last minute shakeup for  Cage Warriors 57

An injury has forced Aldric Cassata off of this weekends Cage Warriors 57 card.  Cassata was set to take on Danny Roberts, who will now take on Henry Fadipe at a catchweight of 180-pounds.

Additionally, the fight between Mats Nilsson and Lee Chadwick has been pulled from the card after an injury to Chadwick this week. A replacement was unable to be secured in time, resulting in the scratch.

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

Featherweight tournament to determine XFC 145-pound champion

A four-man featherweight tournament has been created to establish the XFC featherweight championship. The first leg of the tournament features Stephen Bass taking on Farkhad Sharipov at XFC 25 this September, while the other semi-final fight will take place in October between Jason Hicks and Deivison Ribeiro.

XFC 25: Boiling Point takes place on Sept. 6 in Alberqurque, N.M.

Middleweight tournament to start at WSOF 5

The first ever middleweight tournament in the history of the World Series of Fighting will take place on at their next event.  The first round of the tournament will feature two matchups as David Branch fights Danillo Villefort and Elvis Mutapcic meets Jessie Tayor at WSOF 5. The two winners will meet one another at a future event to determine the promotions top middleweight fighter.

WSOF 5 takes place on Sept. 14 in Atlantic City, N.J. The main event features a light heavyweight fight between Anthony Johnson and Mike Kyle.

Bellator 99 announces featherweight tournament fighters and light heavyweight main event

When Bellator rolls into Newport Beach, Calif. this fall, it will feature the first round of the eight man featherweight tournament. The fighters in the tournament and the first round matchups have been revealed:

  • Patricio Pitbull vs. Diego Nunes
  • Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Akop Stepanyan
  • Des Green vs. Fabricio Guerreiro
  • Joe Taimanglo vs. Andrew Fisher

While the 145-pounders will be on display on the main card, the main event will be a light heavyweight bout between Vladimir Matyushenko and former champion Christian M’Pumbu.

Bellator 99 takes place on Sept. 13 in Temecula, Calif.

Ferreira to replace Hester at UFC 163

An injury has forced Clint Hester off of his fight at UFC 163 against Thiago Santos, resulting in Hester being replaced by Cezar Ferreira.  “Mutante” won the first installment of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, however he has been out for the past 14-months due to injury.

UFC 163 takes place in Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Source: MMA Junkie
Leone to replace Urushitani for ONE FC flyweight title

Originally, UFC veteran Yasuhiro Urushitani was set to take on Shinichi Kojima for the inaugural flyweight championship title.  For unknown reasons, Urushitani was withdrawn from the card and replaced by Andrew Leone in the main event title fight.

ONE FC 10 takes place on Sept. 13 in Indonesia.

Source: ONE FC

Photo: Vladimir Matyushenko (l) taking on Ryan Bader (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)