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.

Two fights added to UFC’s Atlantic City card

When the UFC rolls into New Jersey this summer, it will be Edson Barboza taking on Evan Dunham, while Gleison Tibau will meet Pat Healy.

Barboza recently lost to Donald Cerrone his last time out, and looks to quickly rebound with a victory this June. Conveniently enough, Dunham’s most recent defeat was also at the hands of Cerrone, and he will be looking to avoid his third straight defeat.

Looking to avoid his fourth straight loss, Healy will need to dig deep as he will square off against Tibau.  The Brazilian lost to Michael Johnson his last time out.

The two fights will happen at UFC Fight Night 45, which takes place from Atlantic City, N.J. on June 16.

Source: UFC / UFC
Lamas set to take on Dias

Former featherweight title contender Ricardo Lamas has his next fight lined up, and it will be against Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night 42.

Dias has gone 1-1 inside the Octagon, but had reeled off nine-straight victories in fights outside of the promotion. Lamas suffered his first defeat as a featherweight his last time out, as champion Jose Aldo cruised to a decision over him.

UFC Fight Night 44 will take place on June 28 in San Antonio, Texas.

Source: UFC
Maldonado to replace dos Santos at TUF Brazil 3 Finale

After fracturing his hand while training for his upcoming fight at the TUF Brazil 3 finale, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Stipe Miocic.

Stepping in to replace dos Santos will be fellow Brazilian Fabio Maldonado, who will move up from light heavyweight.  While fighting at 205 pounds, Maldonado has gone 4-3 inside the Octagon, and is currently riding a three-fight winning streak.

The TUF Brazil 3 finale is set to take place on May 31 from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Source: MMA Junkie
Baszler to take on Correia at UFC 176

TUF 18 cast member Shayna Baszler will officially make her UFC debut at UFC 176.  “The Queen of Spades” will meet Bethe Correria, who has gone 8-0 in her career, and 2-0 inside the Octagon.  Recently, “Pitbull” defeated Baszler’s fellow castmate Jessamyn Duke at UFC 172.

UFC 176 is set to take place on August 2 in Los Angeles.

Source: UFC
Sicilia to take on Phillips at UFC 173

With Doo Ho Choi having to withdraw from his fight at UFC 173 against Sam Sicilia, the promotion has booked Aaron Phillips to take on Sicilia.

Phillips has gone 5-0 while fighting outside of the Octagon, holding three victories by knockout and two by decision.

UFC 173 will take place in Las Vegas on May 24.

Source: MMA Junkie
Flyweights added to UFC 176

A fight between Zach Makovsky and Jussier da Silva has been added to UFC 176.

Makovsky was riding a two-fight losing streak before he moved down to flyweight, where he has won four in a row, two of which were with the UFC.  “Formiga” has had an up-and-down UFC career, going 2-2 in his four fights.

UFC 176 takes place on August 2 in Los Angeles.

Source: Philly.com
Three fights added to UFC Fight Night 43

Three fights have been added to UFC card that will take place in New Zealand later this year.

A light heavyweight fight between Anthony Perosh and Gian Villante has been scheduled, along with a welterweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Mike Rhodes.  The third fight added will pin Vik Grujic against Chris Indich.

UFC Fight Night 43 will take place on June 28 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Source: MMA Junkie
Additional UFC fight card updates

In addition to all of the fights listed above that have been added today, a number of fights have been added to various upcoming UFC cards.

Flyweights Ryan Benoit and Ray Borg both lost in their Octagon debuts, and are set to square off with one another at UFC Fight Night 44.

Idlemar Alcantara will meet Santiago Ponzinibbio in a welterweight contest at UFC 175.  Alcantara has gone 3-1 in the UFC, while Ponzinibbio lost in his single attempt inside the Octagon.

At the TUF 19 Finale, a clash between two 125 pounders will take place when Justin Ortiz meets Justin Scoggins.  The two have verbally agreed to the fight.

A featherweight bout has been put together and will feature Lucas Martins taking on Jim Alers at UFC Fight Night 45.  Martins is 1-1 inside the Octagon, while Alers has won his lone bout with the promotion.

WSOF 10 main card set with Branch vs. Taylor as main event

There will be three championship title fights headlining the upcoming World Series of Fighting 10 card.  The inaugural 185-pound title will be on the line as David Branch will take on Jessie Taylor in the evening’s main event.  The two fighters emerged victorious of their respective fights in the promotions four-man tournament.

Georgi Karakhanyan will put his featherweight title on the line against Rick Glenn in the evenings co-main event, while women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar’s title will be at stake in her fight against Emi Fujino.

Additionally, the main card will feature a lightweight contest between Tyson Griffin and Luiz Firmino, while Dave Huckaba will fight Derrick Mehmen in a heavyweight bout.

The five fights listed above have been confirmed for the evening’s main card.  Also on the night, Ashlee Evans-Smith will make her promotional debut against Marciea Allen on the undercard.

WSOF 10 takes place on June 21 in Las Vegas.

Cage Warriors 69 updates

Cage Warriors 69 will be a card that is unlike any other, as they plan on having two main cards at the same event.  The main cards will air after both unaired and Facebook preliminary cards.  Both of the main cards will be headlined with a title fight.

The title fight of the second main card will see UFC veteran Curt Warburton and Stevie Ray will fight for the vacant lightweight title.  The two have met previously at a BAMMA event, where Warburton won by decision.

There have been other fights announced for the card, as they are as follows:

  • Jack Marshman vs. Bola Omoyele
  • Jake Bostwick vs. Simeon Thoresen
  • Benny Alloway vs. Mohsen Bahari
  • Bruno Carvalho vs. Jack Mason
  • Liam James vs. Nad Narimani
  • Brett Caswell vs. Spencer Hewitt
  • Jason Cooledge vs. Brad Wheeler

More fights and details are to be announced.

CWFC 69 take place on June 7 in London, England.

Titan FC 28 Card Changes

Titan FC has updated their card for their upcoming Titan FC 28 event.

Light Heavyweight – Jason Brilz vs. Raphael Davis
Heavyweight – Kalib Starnes vs. Dave Herman
Heavyweight – DJ Linderman vs. Walt Harris
Welterweight – Brock Jardine vs. Daniel Roberts
Bantamweight – Walel Watson vs. William Joplin
Featherweight – Alvin Robinson vs. Toninho Furia
Flyweight – Pedro Nobre vs. Dan O’Connor
Lightweight – David Nelson vs. Gaston Reyno
Light Heavyweight – John Bryant vs. Matt Foster
Flyweight – Archie Lowe vs. Robert Madrid
Middleweight – Wayne Cole vs. Tyler Minton

Titan FC 28 will take place on May 16 from Newkirk, Okla.

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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.