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.

Douglas Lima vs. Rick Hawn meet for Bellator Welterweight Title
Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will face one another for the vacant Bellator welterweight title at Bellator 117 on Spike TV. The event takes place on April 18 from the Mid-America Center in Iowa. Lima is riding a four-fight winning streak with each victory coming by way of knockout. Hawn, meanwhile, has also won four straight in the Bellator cage and is the season-nine welterweight tournament winner. Hawn moved back up to welterweight after suffering a submission loss to then-lightweight champ Michael Chandler at Bellator 85.
Alistair Overeem Leaves Blackzilians Prior to UFC 169

In preparation for his upcoming bout with Frank Mir at UFC 169, Alistair Overeem has decided to leave the Blackzilian camp and train in Thailand. Glenn Robinson, Overeem’s manager, confirmed on The MMA Hour that the K-1 champion is not training with the Blackzilian team.Robinson did say that Overeem is welcome back and it appears as though the heavyweight left on good terms.

Source: MMA Fighting
Steven Siler Says He’s Fighting Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 38

Steven Siler said the bout agreement is signed and that he’s fighting Rony Jason at the UFC Fight Night 38 event in Brazil. Siler was on a two-fight winning streak prior to losing to Dennis Bermudez at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 back in November.

Jason will also look to get back to his winning ways as he was floored by a Jeremy Stephens’ head kick only 40 seconds into their contest at UFC Fight Night 32. UFC Fight Night 38 is rumored to be headlined by a rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson.

Source: Twitter
Bjorn Rebney Confirms Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler III will be on Pay-Per-View

Although rumored since the bout was announced, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has now confirmed that the rubber match between Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez and the former champ Michael Chandler will be on pay-per-view.

No date or location has been confirmed but one would expect Bellator to load up the card like they attempted to do in their first attempt at holding a pay-per-view.

Source: MMA Junkie

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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.