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

Faber-Bowles winner gets Cruz next

The winner of the Urijah Faber-Brian Bowles fight will take on Dominick Cruz, who will put his belt on the line against Demetrious Johnson on Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C., at UFC on Versus 6.

Faber (25-5) will get a rematch for the title with his longtime foe if he defeats Bowles (10-1), who is also looking for revenge on Cruz. The two will face off at UFC 139, which takes place on Nov. 19 from San Jose, Calif.

Source: ESPN
Cincinnati official as host of “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals” on Sept. 10

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced Friday that Strikeforce will head to the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati to host the semifinals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix on Sept. 10.

The card features both bouts in the Grand Prix, as late replacement Daniel Cormier takes on Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, while Josh Barnett locks horns with Sergei Kharitonov.

In the main event, Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will put his belt on the line against Luke Rockhold.

Source: MMAJunkie

Photo: Dominick Cruz (l) and Brian Bowles (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.