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

UFC Newcomer Vaughn Lee Meets Chris Cariaso at UFC 138

The UFC continues to stack their upcoming cards and today they announced another fight for UFC 138 between Vaughn Lee and Chris Cariaso.  UFc 138 is expected to take place in Birmingham, England on November 5 and televised on Spike TV.  This fight is expected to be part of the preliminary card.  Lee will be making his UFC debut while Cariaso is coming off of a decision loss against Michael McDonald at UFC 130.


Odds Open With Aldo Near 3 to 1 Favorite Over Florian, Penn vs Condit Dead Even

Odds makers opened up the odds today on two of the biggest fights that the UFC has coming up, one at UFC 136 and the other at UFC 137.  At the moment, Champion Jose Aldo comes in as a heavy favorite at 3 to 1 over #1 contender Kenny Florian. BJ Penn and Carlos Condit, however, are pretty much a pickum fight at the moment.


Shark Fights 18 Adds Adrain Camolese, Dave Huckaba, “Warpath” Villareal

Shark Fights 18 will be the first time that the promotion comes to Nevada and today they continued to stack the card with the additions of Adrian Camolese, Dave Huckaba and “Warpath” Villareal.  Opponents for these fighters have not yet  been determined but an announcement is expected soon.


Bellator 50: Baker vs Hess, Galesic vs Shlemenko, Alvey vs Vianna, O’Donnell vs Rogers

Bellator’s Season 5 middleweight tournament is finally set and will begin on September 17.  Today the orginization released the final four bouts for this tournament.


Lightweight Champ Eddie Alverez Faces Michael Chandler at Bellator 54

Season 4 lightweight tournament winner Michael Chandler will finally get the title shot that he earned.  Sources close to the orginization released today that Chandler will get his shot at the lightweight kingpin at Bellator 54.  This bout is expected to be the main event on the card.


Yves Edwards vs Rafaello Olivera Added to UFC on Versus 6 

The master of thugjitsu Yves Edwards will return to action when he meets Rafaello Olivera at UFC on Versus 6.  At one point Edwards was one of the most dominat fighters in the lightweight division amd was looking to climb his way back to the top of the mountain before suffering a knockout loss to Sam Stout at UFC 131.  Olivera might be in a must win situation as he is 1-3 in four fights with the UFC and is coming of a submission loss to Gleison Tibau at UFC 130

Photo: Yves Edwards (Bellator)