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 returning to Macau in August, Japan show set for September

After a second successful event in Macau, the UFC already knows when it plans to return to China. Fans who enjoyed watching The Ultimate Fighter China Finale will need to wait only until Aug. 23 for the UFC’s return to The Venitian. Meanwhile the promotion also plans to return to the “Land of The Rising Sun” in the fall as well. While UFC Asia’s managing director Mark Fischer could not confirm any names for the card, he did confirm that the promotion plans to return with a major event scheduled for Sept. 20, which will emanate live from the Saitama Super Arena, which has not only hosted Pride FC events, but also showcased two cards from the UFC.

Source: Fox Sports
Poirier draws Corassani at TUF Nations Finale

Dustin Poirier scored a knockout win over The Ultimate Fighter 14 featherweight winner Diego Brandao at UFC 168, and now “The Diamond” will prepare to welcome his next contender. The opposition for him comes at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in Quebec City on April 16, when he combats Brandao’s fellow TUF 14 cast-mate Akira Corassani. Corassani stands unbeaten in the UFC with wins over Maximo Blanco, Robbie Peralta, and Andy Ogle.

Source: Twitter
Chiesa-Trinaldo set for UFC 173

UFC 173 continues to shape itself with the recent announcement of a lightweight bout between TUF 15 winner Michael Chiesa and Francisco Trinaldo. Chiesa comes off of an October victory over TUF 16 winner Colton Smith and looks to keep himself on the winning path. Trinaldo, meanwhile, scored a split-decision win over Jesse Ronson at UFC Fight Night 26.

Source: MMA Junkie
CWFC 65 results

Cage Warriors 65 is in the books, and while one UFC alum still hunts to return to the win column, another returned to the very same winner’s circle at the event. Saul Rogers made the most of his opportunity against John Maguire, who did not go down without a fight, but did find himself outpointed by Rogers throughout the course of the night’s headlining battle. Meanwhile, Benny Alloway secured a unanimous decision win over veteran Jack Mason, winning two out of the scheduled three rounds on all three judges’ scorecards, thanks in a rather large part to his striking expertise.

The full results of CWFC 65, which came live from the Helix in Dublin, Ireland, reads as follows:

Saul Rogers def. John Maguire by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ben Alloway def. Jack Mason by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Enlund def. Artem Lobov by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:24
Damien Rooney def. Bryan Creighton by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 2:10
Paul Redmond def. Damien Brown by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Philip Mulpeter def. Aldric Cassata by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:13
Lee Caers def. Merv Mulholland by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:12
Catherine Costigan def. Irene Cabello by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Paddy Pimblett def. Martin Sheridan by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Konrad Iwanowski def. Shane Gunfield by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Neil Ward def. Gavin Kelly by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:58

Source: Sherdog
Alvarez-Chandler III to headline Bellator PPV debut

Let’s try this once more with feeling. Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator MMA will make its first foray into the pay-per-view market on May 17, complete with a headliner of Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez’s trilogy with former champion Michael Chandler. The trilogy comes full circle in a manner of speaking, as their first bout saw Alvarez fight to the bitter end for four rounds against the then-undefeated Chandler, who secured a submission win to close the dramatic Bellator 58 affair. Their bout at Bellator 106 promised as much, if not more drama, and after another dramatic bout which lasted the full 25 minutes, Alvarez ultimately won a split-decision verdict to regain his title.

Source: MMA Weekly

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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.