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.

Cummings in for injured LaFlare, Parke meets Kotani in Dublin

Welterweight Ryan LaFlare has been bit by the injury bug, and has been forced out of his fight against Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night 46.

Stepping in for LaFlare will be Zak Cummings, who is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, two of which have come inside the Octagon.  Cummings had originally been scheduled to take on Kenny Robertson three days earlier, and Robertson will soon receive a new opponent.

Additionally, the card will now feature a lightweight clash between Norman Parke and Naoyuki Kotani.  Parke recently was the winner of TUF: The Smashes, while Kotani has ripped off 13-straight victories and will be returning to the UFC for the first time since 2007.

UFC Fight Night 46 takes place on July 19 in Dublin, Ireland.

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De Randamie off of UFC 174 card

There has been a shift in the women’s bantamweight bout scheduled for UFC 174, as Germaine de Randamie has been forced off of the card with an injury leaving Milana Dudieva without an opponent.  Despite this, the UFC is currently looking for someone to replace the Brazilian.

UFC 174 takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 14.

Source: MMA Junkie
Two bouts added to Battleground MMA card

While the spotlight will be focused on the eight-man one-night tournament at Battleground MMA O.N.E in June, there have been two non-tournament bouts added to the card.

Lightweights Ryan Couture and Jonny Carson will square off at the event, while a women’s atomweight bout between Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc and Jen Aniano will also take place.

Battleground MMA O.N.E. takes place on Friday, June 27 from Tusla, Okla.

ONE FC 16 Weigh-in Results

ONE FC will return for what will be their sixteenth card tomorrow, and it will be former Bellator welterweight champion squaring off in the main event.  Ben Askren will make his promotional debut against Bakhtiyar Abbasov in what will be his first fight since vacating the Bellator championship to leave the promotion and join ONE FC.  Askren has had an extended layoff, not fighting since last July.  It will be interesting to see if he carries any ring rust with him as he heads into the Asian market.  Opposing Askren will be no slouch as Abbasov is currently riding a nine-fight winning streak.

The official weigh-in results are as follows:

Welterweight bout: Ben Askren (76.9 kg/ 169.5lbs) VS Bakhtiyar Abbasov (77.1 kg/ 170lbs)
Lightweight bout: Eddie Ng (70 kg/ 154lbs) VS Vincent Latoel (69.7 kg/ 153 lbs)
Featherweight bout: Honorio Banario (65.8 kg/ 145lbs) VS Jadambaa Narantungalag (65.6 kg/ 145lbs)
Lightweight bout: Caros Fodor (70.2 kg/ 155lbs) VS Willy Ni (69.9 kg/ 154lbs)
Featherweight bout: Bruno Pucci (65.2 kg/ 144lbs) VS Major Overall (65.7 kg/ 145lbs)
Heavyweight bout: Alain Ngalani (104 kg/ 229lbs) VS Chi Lewis Parry (110 kg/ 243lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Radeem Rahman (60.7 kg/ 134lbs) VS Raymond Tan (61.2 kg/ 135lbs)
Catchweight bout: Brad Robinson (80.4 kg/ 177lbs) VS Nik Harris (78.5 kg/ 173lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Stephen Langdown (60.9 kg / 134.2lbs) VS Casey Suire (61.2 kg / 135lbs)

ONE FC 16 takes place tomorrow from Kallang, Singapore.

Season 11 of Bellator kicks off in September

Bellator 123 will mark the opening of Bellator’s eleventh season of action.  Today it was revealed that the event will take place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. on Sept. 5.

While the event is still lacking a main event, it has been announced that season nine middleweight tournament winner Brennan Ward will take on longtime MMA veteran James Irvin.  Irvin has struggled as of late with making weight, and has not fought since April 2012.

Also on the night will be the start of the season 11 middleweight tournament.  Currently, the fighters in the field have not been revealed.

Proctor to meet Salas in lightweight clash

When UFC Fight Night 45 rolls around, there will be a fight between Joe Proctor and Justin Salas on the docket.  The two lightweights have been scheduled to oppose one another that night.

Proctor was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 15, where he advanced to the quarterfinal round of competition.  On the other hand, Salas has had five fights inside the Octagon, yielding a record of 3-2.

UFC Fight Night 45 takes place in Atlantic City, N.J. on July 16.

Source: MMA Junkie

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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.