Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Jake and Jared Rosholt added to Titan Fighting Championship 18

Two last-minute, high-profile withdrawals from this Friday’s Titan Fighting Championship 18 event have sent organizers scrambling to re-stock the card. Officials were notified late Monday night that Drew McFedries had been hospitalized due to an infection and that Rory Markham, who is pursuing a full-time career in film, had been offered a high-profile role that would require him to leave the country and report to the set in advance of Friday’s event.

Titan officials were able to find replacements in former Oklahoma State wrestling standouts Jake Rosholt and Jared Rosholt.  Former WEC and UFC competitor Jake will face John Ott, while his younger brother (and former All-American wrestler) Jared will take on Kirk Grinlinton.

SOURCE: Titan Fighting

Injury Forces Darren Uyenoyama Out of DREAM Bantamweight GP

Strikeforce veteran Darren Uyenoyama has been forced out of his May 29 DREAM bantamweight grand prix bout with Atsushi Yamamoto due to a metacarpal fracture in his right hand.

Coming in on four days notice will be Seichi Ikemoto pupil and DREAM newcomer Yusaku Nakamura. The Osaka-based striker racked up an 8-1 record in the amateur ranks before turning pro in 2010 and since then Nakamura has gone undefeated in his professional career.

SOURCE: MMA Fighting

Todd Moore vs. Mike Bronzoulis targeted for “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum”

A welterweight bout between WEC veteran Todd Moore (13-4) and fellow promotional newcomer Mike Bronzoulis (12-2-1) is in the works for next month’s “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” event.

Moore vs. Bronzoulis’s is slated for the preliminary card. Both fighters hail from Texas.


Villefort Brothers to Compete June 24 at Strikeforce Challengers 16

Authentic Sports Management today announced that brothers Danillo Villefort (13-3) and Yuri Villefort (6-0) will make their promotional debuts on June 24 at “Strikeforce: Challengers 16” in Kent, Washington. Danillo will lock horns with Antwain Britt (11-5) in a middleweight bout, while the undefeated Yuri will put his unbeaten record on the line as he faces off with Travis Bush (5-2-1) at 170 pounds. Danillo’s bout will be featured on Showtime as part of the televised main card.

SOURCE: Authentic Sports Mgmt

Leonard Garcia to battle “Bruce Leroy”

The Ultimate Fighter 12’s Alex Caceres will look for his first UFC win on August 14 in Milwaukee at UFC on Versus 5, when he faces veteran Leonard Garcia in a bout verbally agreed to late Tuesday night.


Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland Slated for UFC on Versus 5
Bantamweights will go at it as Joseph Benavidez and Eddie Wineland have verbally agreed to face each other on August 14, Dana White confirmed today. Both WEC vets are coming off three-round battles at UFC 128.


Brazilian Prospect Silva Makes UFC Debut Against Swick in Rio

Brazilian welterweight prospect Erick Silva has signed with the UFC and will make his promotional debut against Mike Swick at UFC 134.

Headlined by a middleweight title bout between dominant champion Anderson Silva and the last man to beat him in Yushin Okami, UFC 134 goes down Aug. 27 from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Silva is the reigning Jungle Fight welterweight champion and has compiled a 11-1 record with one no contest. Swick is a first-season veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Swick joined the UFC in 2005 as a middleweight and made the cut to 170 pounds in 2008. Since dropping to welterweight, “Quick” has posted a 4-2 record inside the Octagon, though he currently rides a two-fight skid.

SOURCE: Sherdog

Joe Warren vs. Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 47

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire won the Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament last Saturday night, defeating Daniel Straus. The victory earned him a return shot at current Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren.

Sources close to the bout have indicated that the two will fight at Bellator 47, expected to take place on July 23.

Warren (7-1) defeated Freire (17-1) in the Bellator Season 2 Featherweight Tournament final, before moving on to take the belt from then champion Joe Soto.


Croatian Zelg Galesic Signs on for Bellator Middleweight Tournament

Former Cage Rage middleweight champion and Dream veteran Zelg Galešić has just inked a deal with Bellator. He’ll make his debut as part of the promotion’s next middleweight tournament, which is set to begin in September.


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