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.

Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler Being Targeted for UFC 167

The UFC is reportedly targeting a welterweight match up between Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler for UFC 167. MacDonald is coming off a win against Jake Ellenberger while Lawler is coming off consecutive KO victories in his return to the Octagon.

UFC 167 is scheduled for Nov. 16 and is expected to feature a main event of UFC welterweight champion defending his title against number one contender Johny Hendricks.

Source: MMA Junkie

Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares Added to UFC Fight Night 29

Mike Pierce will look to add to his four-fight winning streak when he faces Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 29. Palhares will be making his welterweight debut after dropping back-to-back fights to Alan Belcher and Hector Lombard.

UFC Fight Night 29 takes place on Oct. 9 and will feature a main event of Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields.

Source: MMA Fighting

BAMMA USA Announces Return of “Pro Series”

BAMMA USA announced the return of its “Pro Series” today. The third installment will take place on Sept. 7 at the Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, Calif.  It will feature a bantamweight bout between UFC veteran Jared “The Jackhammer” Papazian and Jeff Martin.

Source: The MMA Corner

Cole Miller Plans to Appeal UFC Fight Night 26 Loss to Manny Gamburyan

Cole Miller plans on appealing his decision loss to Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 26. Miller wound up losing a unanimous decision but believes the fight should’ve been stopped following the first round when Miller landed a series of elbows to Gamburyan’s head. The confusion centered on whether or not a foul had been called, the fight was over, and why the time in-between rounds was over two minutes.

I’ve got no ill will toward [Lavigne] or want a rematch,” he said. “I just want a little bit of justice for myself so I can get what I work hard for.”

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Rory MacDonald (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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Kyle Symes
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Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.