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

Zuffa cuts Golden Glory fighters from Strikeforce roster

Valentijn Overeem, Jon Olav Einemo and former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen have been released by Zuffa.  All three fighters hail from the Golden Glory camp, which is also home to recently released Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.  While Zuffa can argue that all fighters are coming off losses – or that they just don’t fit into Strikeforce’s televised fight plans – Golden Glory coach Martijn de Jong, speaking to MMA Junkie, stated that he doesn’t feel the releases are fair, though he wouldn’t speculate on the possibility of the move being related to Alistair’s release.

SOURCE: Twitter
Gina Carano cleared by doctor, targeting return by year’s end

It’s been two years since the face of women’s MMA actually fought, but the medical issues that prevented her from competing at “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” apparently will not keep her out too much longer.  The mixed martial artist and movie star has been cleared by her doctor to resume training and is aiming to fight by the end of the year.

UFC headed back to Toronto in December

After holding the most successful show in company history in Toronto, it only makes sense that the UFC would waste little time in returning to the city for another event.  Lorenzo Fertitta revealed the city’s Air Canada Centre as the venue for the Dec. 10 UFC 140 pay-per-view.  The arena seats 20,000 people, far less than the 55,724 that attended UFC 129 at the Rogers Centre.

Fights announced for Shooto Brazil’s “Fight for B.O.P.E.” event, Teixeira vs. Eastman tops the card

Glover Teixeira will continue a busy summer, fighting UFC veteran Marvin Eastman at Shooto Brazil’s Aug. 25 event.  Teixeira is already set to compete for the Shooto South America 220-pound belt this weekend against another UFC vet in Antonio Mendes.  Three other fights have been confirmed for the Aug. 25 show: UFC vet Ronys Torres will fight Akbarh Arreola in lightweight action, bantamweights Rodolfo Marques and Jesse Brock collide and Hacran Dias and Eddie Hoch meet in a lightweight bout.

And if “Fight for B.O.P.E.” sounds awfully similar to “Fight for the Troops,” that would be because it is.  Shooto Brazil modeled it after the UFC series, with the private event benefiting Rio’s military police special forces, the Batalhao de Operacoes Policiais Especiais (Special Police Operations Battalion).

SOURCE: Sherdog

Photo: Marloes Coenen (Strikeforce)