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

Kid Yamamoto meets Damacio Page in Denver

UFC President Dana White confirmed that bantamweight Damacio Page and Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 135 on September 24.  The event is expected to take place at Denver’s Pepsi Center and feature a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.


Welterweight Sluggers Daley, ‘Cyborg’ Meet at July 30 Strikeforce

Former Strikeforce welterweight title challengers Paul Daley and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos are set to clash July 30 at Strikeforce “Fedor vs. Henderson.”   The fight will likely be featured on the main card of the show, which takes places from Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and is headlined by the a heavyweight bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson.

SOURCE: Sherdog

Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine Added to Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson Card

A welterweight bout between former middleweight Scott Smith and Team Quest’s Tarec Saffiedine is set for the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card on July 30 in Chicago.

Originally, Saffiedine was rumored to meet Brazilian Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos on the July 30 card, but Strikeforce opted to match him up with British slugger Paul Daley instead.

Now Saffiedine will face another equally dangerous striker in Scott Smith, making his second appearance in the welterweight division.

No word on if the bout will make the televised broadcast.


Sudden Death Round to Settle Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Draws

The Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix resumes Saturday night in Dallas with a new rule in place: a sudden death round to settle a draw.

When the GP was first announced in January, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said that a draw would be settled by an independent fourth judge who would “determine who advances or who wins based on the fighter’s overall performance in the fight.”

However, Marc Ratner, Zuffa’s vice president of regulatory affairs, the new parent company of the Strikeforce, has decided that all tournament fights ending in a draw will now be settled by a fourth sudden death round. There will not be a fourth judge assigned to the tournament fights anymore.

Other than the finals of the tournament, all fights are scheduled for three five-minute rounds. The finals will be a five five-minute round fight.

Photo: Kid Yamamoto (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)