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.

Campuzano fills in for Pettis at UFC 167

“The Phenom” Sergio Pettis will debut at UFC 167 after all. On the heels of news that original opponent Vaughan Lee suffered an injury that forced his withdrawal, former WEC standout Will Campuzano will step in for Lee to face Pettis next weekend.  Campuzano stands at 5-0 since back-to-back losses to Chris Cariaso and Nick Pace, while the undefeated Pettis will look to make a successful splash as a UFC bantamweight.

Source: MMA Junkie

Bellator 106 ticket and attendance numbers

Bellator 106 did the highest ratings in the promotion’s history, and all without a packed house. The California Department of Consumer Affairs revealed that 6,596 people attended the event, with 4,189 tickets sold and 2,407 complimented tickets. The CDCA could not reveal an exact figure for a live gate, but the estimate gate falls just under $359,000.

Source: MMA Weekly

Warburton to debut at Cage Warriors 62

Former UFC veteran Curt Warburton will return to action under the Cage Warriors banner. Signing last week to the promotion, along with CWFC 63’s John Maguire, Warburton debuts at Cage Warriors 62 in Newcastle with the strength of wins over a list of names that includes Cage Warriors lightweight champion Stevie Ray. Wesley Murch, currently on a four-fight winning streak, will oppose Warburton in the 160-pound catchweight bout.

Source: Cage Warriors

McGregor hints at UFC return to Ireland

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor stands at 2-0 in his UFC career, but currently he remains on the injury list. Nevertheless, McGregor appeared on The Late, Late Show, Ireland’s longest-running show, to speak on a number of topics and hinted at the promotion possibly returning to Ireland this upcoming May. Whether or not he returns to action on that card remains a lingering question.

Source: MMA Fighting

Daley, Filipovic defeated at Legend 2: Invasion

Welterweight Paul Daley and MMA legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic looked to make successful nights for themselves at Legend 2: Invasion, but their foes had other plans. Daley lost a decision to Alexander Yakovlev, and Cro Cop suffered a submission defeat against Alexey Oleinik. Also, Melvin Manhoef fought valiantly but fell short in a heavyweight tournament bid, eventually taken by Ukranian-born Pavel Zhuravlev.

The full results stand as follows (from first bout to headliner) :

1. Tournament Reserve Bout: Agron Preteni def. Andrei Stoica, Round 3, Decision

2. Superfight: Chingiz Allazov def. Warren Stevelmans, Round 3, Decision

3. Superfight: Eduard Vartanyan def. Florent Betorangal, Round 3, Decision

4. Tournament: Zabit Samedov def. Melvin Manhoef, Round 3, Decision

5. Tournament: Pavel Zhuravlev def. Sahak ‘Hak’ Parparyan, Round 1, KO

6. Superfight (MMA):Alexander Yakovlev def. Paul Daley, Round 3, Decision

7. Superfight: Badr Hari def. Alexey Ignashov, Round 3, Decision

8. Tournament Finals: Pavel Zhuravlev  def. Agron Preteni*, Round 2,  TKO

9. Superfight (MMA): Alexey Oleinik def. Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic,  Round 1, Submission 

*Zabit Samedov was pulled from the tournament finals due to a cut.

Source: Liver Kick

Photo: Sergio Pettis (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Dale De Souza
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Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.