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

Muhammed Lawal to face Roger Gracie at Sept. 10 Strikeforce event

After the originally scheduled meeting between these two light heavyweights set for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” fell apart when Gracie withdrew with an injury, Strikeforce has rebooked the match-up for its Sept. 10 show.  The event will be headlined by a fight between Strikeforce middleweight kingpin Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Luke Rockhold.

Nate Marquardt explains reason behind suspension and UFC firing

Marquardt finally broke a silence which had led to wild speculation as to his removal from the UFC Live 4 main event and his subsequent firing from the UFC.  Turns out Marquardt had undergone hormone replacement therapy, which resulted in high testosterone levels.  Those elevated levels were too much for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, which indefinitely suspended Marquardt.  The former middleweight contender claims he has received a therapeutic exemption from the New Jersey commission.

SOURCE: MMA Fighting
Yuri Alcantara meets Antonio Carvalho at UFC 134

The UFC today took to Twitter to confirm that featherweight Yuri Alcantara will fight Antonio Carvalho at UFC 134.  The Aug. 27 event takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, making for a homecoming for Alcantara, a former Jungle Fight lightweight champion.

SOURCE: Twitter
Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley, Tarec Saffiedine vs. Scott Smith official for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson”

Showtime officials announced the two welterweight contests, which will comprise a portion of the live televised main card for the July 30 event, which goes down at the Sears Center in the Chicago area.

SOURCE: Showtime
Pat Healy meets Eric Wisely at Strikeforce Challengers 18

Lightweights Pat Healy and Eric Wisely will lock horns at the Aug 12. event.  Featuring a headlining contest between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, the event will take place at The Pearl in Las Vegas and the main card will air live on Showtime.

Fights announced for BAMMA 7

BAMMA announced three contests for its Sept. 10 event.  BAMMA lightweight champion Rob Sinclair will take on Leonardo Santos, The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero fights Tim Radcliffe and Matt Ewin squares off with Valentino Petrescu.

Four fights from UFC 132 prelims to air on Facebook

The UFC continues to treat its fans to full fight cards available across a variety of mediums, including Facebook.  This Saturday, in addition to fights on pay-per-view and Spike TV, the UFC returns to Facebook with four prelim match-ups.  Brian Bowles takes on Takeya Mizugaki, Aaron Simpson goes up against Brad Tavares, Anthony Njokuani clashes with Andre Winner and Jeff Hougland faces Donny Walker on the live stream, which begins at 6 p.m. ET.


Photo: Muhammed Lawal (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)