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.

UFC 167 Adds Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem

A battle of heavyweights looking to get back into the win column has been added to November’s UFC 167 in Las Vegas as former UFC champion Frank Mir meets former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem.

Mir is riding a three-fight losing streak, most recently getting battered by Josh Barnett at UFC 164. Overeem is on a two-fight skid, losing by front kick knockout at UFC Fight Night 26 to Travis Browne.

UFC 167 takes place on Nov. 16 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event is headlined by a welterweight title clash between champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks.

“Feijao” Clashes with Igor Pokrajac at UFC Fight Night 32

A light heavyweight bout between Brazilian Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante and Igor Pokrajac has been added to the UFC’s Nov. 9 trip to Goiania, Goias, Brazil.

The event, dubbed UFC Fight Night 32, will feature a main event between veterans Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort.

Source: UFC

UFC Returns to Sacramento

On Dec. 14, the UFC will roll back into Sacramento. UFC on Fox 9 will take place at the Sleep Train Arena. Currently there are no scheduled bouts for the event.

Source: UFC
Edwards replaces McDonough in CWFC grand prix

A fracture has forced Martin McDonough out of the Cage Warriors bantamweight grand prix next Saturday.  In his place, teammate Kris Edwards has been inserted into the tournament.

Edwards will now meet James Pennington in the first leg of the tournament, while David Haggstrom takes on Brett Johns in the other semi-final.  The winner of each fight will take on one another in the main event of the evening for the promotions 135-pound title.

Cage Warriors 59 takes place on Saturday, Sept. 14 in Wales.

Photo: Alistair Overeem (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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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.