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.

Rashad Evans to Miss Six Months With Knee Surgery

Rashad Evans suffered a knee injury in training and was forced out of his scheduled contest with Daniel Cormier at UFC 170. The former light heavyweight champ will be on the shelf for six months after going under the knife. The exact nature of Evans’ injury is being withheld and a better timetable is expected to be formed after the operation.

Source: MMA Junkie 
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Clay Guida

Fox Sports is reporting that Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Clay Guida has been booked for the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 39 from Abu Dhabi. Kawajiri is one of the most accomplished mixed martial artists in Japanese MMA but has only recently joined the UFC’s roster. Kawajiri won in his Octagon debut while Guida is coming off a loss to top contender Chad Mendes.

The UFC FN 39 card will be headlined by a heavyweight fight between Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. The event is scheduled for April 11.

Source: Fox Sports

UFC Fight Night 36 Medical Suspensions Released

Although Lyoto Machida was believed to have suffered a broken foot, the Brazilian was slapped with the longest suspension of the UFC FN 36 competitors. Machida has completed an x-ray that revealed his foot wasn’t broken.

Cristiano Marcello and Takenori Sato received the second most significant suspensions with 45-day suspensions. The full list is as follows:

•Lyoto Machida: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor with X-ray of left foot.
•Takenori Sato: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
•Cristiano Marcello: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
•Gegard Mousasi: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Nicholas Musoke: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Viscardi Andrade: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Andy Ogle: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Rodrigo Damm: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Ivan Jorge: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Francisco Trinaldo: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Jesse Ronson: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Albert Tumenov: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Douglas de Andrade: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
•Ronaldo Souza: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Francis Carmont: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Erick Silva: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Charles Oliveira: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Joe Proctor: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Yuri Alcantara: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Wilson Reis: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Felipe Arantes: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Maximo Blanco: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Ildemar Alcantara: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
•Zubaira Tukhugov: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact

Source: MMA Junkie
World Series of Fighting 9 Full Lineup Now Complete

The World Series of Fighting 9 card has complete with the addition of six preliminary bouts. The new fights include Chris “Gritz” Gruetzemacher vs. John “Guns” Gunderson, bantamweights Sean Cantor vs. Bryson Hansen, welterweights “Filthy” Phil Dace vs. Danny “Dee1″ Davis, bantamweights Jimmy “Rabbit” Jones vs. “Ruthless” Rudy Morales, lightweights Gil Guardado vs. Jimmy Spicuzza, and debuting lightweights Tanner Cowan vs. A.J. Williams.

The WSOF 9 card will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between Stevel Carl and Rousimar Palhares. The co-main event will see Marlon Moraes taking on Josh Rettinghouse for the inaugural WSOF bantamweight belt. The card is slated for March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Kyle Symes
Staff Writer

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.