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.

Machida to fight Kennedy at Fight for the Troops 3, welterweight fight added

After a disappointing performance against Phil Davis at UFC 163, Lyoto Machida will drop from light heavyweight to middleweight.  The former 205-pound champion will make his middleweight debut at Fight for the Troops 3 against Tim Kennedy.

Kennedy recently won his UFC debut against Roger Gracie at UFC 162, and is currently an active member of the United States Military, as he is a member of the Army’s Green Berets.

Also on the card will be Seth Baczynski and Neil Magney taking on one another in a welterweight tilt.  Like Kennedy, Magney has also served for the country, as he was a staff sergeant in the National Guard.

Fight for the Troops 3 will take place on Nov. 6, and will air live on Fox Sports 1.

Source: UFC / MMA Junkie
Bellator 100 Card Announced

Bellator is all about its tournament format, and the ninth season welterweight tournament will be featured for the 100th card put on by the promotion.  The biggest name that sticks out as far as those involved in the tournament is UFC veteran Matt Riddle, who was released by the UFC after two positive drug tests in the same year.

Headlining Bellator 100 will be the finals of the season eight welterweight tournament, as Douglas Lima will square off with Ben Saunders.  The two have fought one another in a similar setting, as they squared off for the season five tournament championship back in 2011.  Lima won the fight by second round knockout.

The full Bellator 100 card is as follows:

Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Ben Saunders (16-5) vs. Douglas Lima (24-5)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Sergio Junior (29-11) vs. Matt Riddle (7-3)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Mark Scanlon (9-2) vs. Herman Terrado (11-2)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Justin Baesman (14-3) vs. Brent Weedman (21-8-1)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Vaughn Anderson (16-1-1) vs. War Machine (13-4)

Featherweight Feature Fight:  LaRue Burley (2-0) vs. Bubba Jenkins (4-0)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Dan Charles (6-0) vs. Mighty Mo (3-2)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Liam McGeary (4-0) vs. Beau Tribolet (7-2)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Clifford Starks (8-2) vs. Joe Yager (5-2)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Johnny Buck (12-8) vs. Adam McDonough (8-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Brandon Bender (11-0) vs. Travis Marx (20-4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Zack Surdyka (5-1) vs. Efrain Escudero (19-7)

Bellator 100 takes place on Sept. 20 in Phoenix.

Card announced for Bellator 101

The feature for the upcoming Bellator 101 card will be the 155-pounders, as the opening round of the season nine lightweight tournament will take place.  Of the tournament field, three fighters enter the cage with Octagon experience, as Marcus Davis, John Alessio, and Rich Clementi are in the field.  After his most recent defeat at Bellator 81, Clementi had announced his retirement.  After announcing his return from retirement in July, “No Love” will take on Rob Sinclair in the quarterfinals and main event of the evening.

The full Bellator 101 card is as follows:

Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Rob Sinclair (12-2) vs. Rich Clementi (45-22-1)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Martin Stapleton (12-1) vs. Saad Awad (14-5)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: John Alessio (34-16) vs. Will Brooks (10-1)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round:  Marcus Davis (22-9) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (23-1)

Lightweight Feature Fight: Ricardo Tirloni (15-4) vs. Marcin Held (15-3)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Joe Pacheco (6-0) vs. Tyson Jeffries (10-7)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Andy Uhrich (9-3) vs. Nathan Coy (12-4)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jeremiah Riggs (7-7) vs. Peter Aspinwall (3-3)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Scott Thometz (6-2) vs. Brent Primus (2-0)

Bellator 101 takes place in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 27.

Two Bouts added to UFC Fight Night 30

The Octagon will return to England just a few days before Halloween, and two fights have been added to the mix.  Middleweights Luke Barnatt and Andrew Craig will square off, while fellow 185-pounders Michael Kuiper and Brad Scott will take on one another.

UFC Fight Night 30 takes place on Nov. 26 in Manchester, England.

Source: MMA Junkie
Featherweight tilt added to WSOF 5

When the broadcast for the World Series of Fighting 5 kicks off, it will be a featherweight fight kicking things off.  Georgi Karakhanyan will meet Waylon Lowe in the first televised bout on a card that will be headlined by Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle.

Lowe made his promotional debut at WSOF 2, after previously having fought with both Bellator and the UFC.  Karakhanyan will fight for the first time in the promotions nine-sided cage, after also spending time in his career with Bellator.

World Series of Fighting 5 takes place on Saturday, Sept. 5 in Atlantic City, N.J.  The main card will air live and free on NBC Sports Network starting at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Ronson replaces Bocek at UFC 165

It will be a Canadian replacing a Canadian when the UFC returns to Canada next month.  Mark Bocek was supposed to take on Michel Prazeres at UFC 165, however an injury has forced him to the sidelines.  Fellow Canadian Jesse Ronson will step in on approximately a months notice to take on Prazeres.

UFC 165 takes place on Sept. 21 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Photo: Lyoto Machida (l) kicks Phil Davis (Gleidson Venga/Sherdog)