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

Strikeforce Challengers 18 Main card is set

Strikeforce Challengers 18 takes place Friday, Aug. 12, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.  The main event of the night features former UFC lightweight Jorge Gurgel (14-7) facing Joe Duarte (9-2).

The remainder of the televised card is rounded out by Nate James (12-7-1) facing one-time UFC vet Danillo Villefort (13-3); Pat “Bam Bam” Healy (26-17), coming off a big win against undefeated prospect Lyle Beerbohm, faces another test in Eric Wisely (17-5), who holds wins of UFC veterans Hermes Franca and Matt Veach; in a female fight, Ronda Rousey (2-0) meets Sarah D’Alelio (4-1); and light heavyweights Roy Jones Jr. (5-1), coming off the first loss of his career, faces Derrick Mehmen (11-3).

SOURCE: Strikeforce

Leonard Garcia forced out of UFC on Versus 5

An undisclosed injury has forced featherweight Leonard Garcia out of his scheduled match-up with TUF alum Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres.  UFC newcomer Jim Hettes will fill his place on the card.

UFC on Versus 5 takes place on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.  The event will air live free on Versus.


Photo: Jorge Gurgel (Strikeforce)