Every Monday, The MMA Corner takes a look – with video footage when possible – at the previous weekend’s action at small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans, consensus-ranked fighters and up-and-coming prospects. Here’s what went down between Aug. 4 and Aug. 7:

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Tachi Palace Fights 10: Let the Chips Fall (Lemoore, Calif.; Aug. 5)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 August Tussles Worth Watching, WEC veteran and No. 3-ranked flyweight Ian McCall (11-2) captured the Tachi 125-pound title with a third-round rear-naked choke submission of defending champion and No. 6-ranked flyweight Darrell Montague (9-2)…Eddie Yagin (14-4-1) claimed the vacant Tachi featherweight crown by submitting former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto (9-2) via guillotine choke in the first round…No. 4-ranked flyweight Jussier “Formiga” da Silva (10-1) earned a unanimous decision over No. 2-ranked flyweight and reigning King of the Cage junior flyweight (126 lb.) champion Mamoru Yamaguchi (26-6-3)…ShoXC veteran Givanildo Santana (16-1) needed just 29 seconds to secure a rear-naked choke and submit former WEC light heavyweight champion Doug Marshall (12-5)…Former Tachi flyweight king and Bellator veteran Ulysses Gomez (8-2) made a successful transition to bantamweight, submitting Drew Bittner (4-1) in the second round by way of a rear-naked choke…Wand Fight Team product Jorge Lopez (11-1) forced Strikeforce veteran David Marshall (8-3) to retire after two rounds of action, giving Lopez the TKO win.


Eddie Yagin vs. Joe Soto

Giva Santana vs. Doug Marshall

Aug. 4
Locked in the Cage: Thursday Night Fights 2 (Philadelphia)

Joey Gambino (7-0) remained undefeated with a third-round armbar submission of Sylvain Bynum (4-3).

Aug. 5
League S-70: Brazil vs. Russia (Sochi, Russia)

Alexander Sarnavskiy (black trunks) vs. Marcio Cesar

M-1 Challenge veteran Alexander Sarnavskiy (15-0) needed just 64 seconds to secure a rear-naked choke and submit Marcio Cesar (14-6-1) in a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 August Tussles Worth Watching…Bellator and ShoXC veteran Alexander Shlemenko (40-7) scored a first-round TKO of Marcos Antonio Santana (10-5)…M-1 Challenge veteran Alexander Volkov (12-3) scored a first-round TKO of Nedyalko Karadjov (4-1)…M-1 Challenge veteran Viktor Nemkov (11-3) scored a second-round TKO of WEC vet Chuck Grigsby (19-8)…M-1 Challenge veteran Dmitry Samoilov (12-5-1) took home a unanimous decision over UFC vet Joe Vedepo (11-5)…Aleksey Shapovalov (7-1) submitted UFC and Strikeforce veteran Zach Light (8-11) via first-round rear-naked choke.

Alexander Shlemenko (short trunks) vs. Marcos Antonio Santana

Shooto Brazil 24 (Brasilia, Brazil)

WEC veteran Glover Teixeira (14-2) claimed the Shooto South America 220-pound title with a first-round rear-naked choke submission of UFC vet Antonio Mendes (18-9)…Lincoln de Sa (6-1) became the Shooto South America 115-pound champion with a second-round TKO of Andre Costa Pereira (1-3).

Aug. 6
Shooto: Gig Tokyo 7 (Tokyo)

Shinichi Kojima (11-4-5) slipped past Masaaki Sugawara (11-6-1) by way of a split decision in a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 August Tussles Worth Watching.

XPlode Fight Series: Rumble off the Reservation (Valley Center, Calif.)

Sean Loeffler (dark trunks) vs. Brandon Gaines

Bellator veteran Sean Loeffler (24-5) needed just 59 seconds to submit Strikeforce vet Brandon Gaines (4-16) by way of an armbar…UFC veteran Brodie Farber (14-6) submitted late-replacement opponent Ryan Trotter (0-1) via rear-naked choke in the first round.

Brodie Farber (white trunks) vs. Ryan Trotter

Ultimate Challenge MMA: Warrior Creed (London)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 August Tussles Worth Watching, reality television star and Cage Rage veteran Alex Reid (9-9-1) submitted another television personality in Jason Barrett (3-7). The finish came by way of a first-round triangle choke…UCMMA K1 welterweight champion Luke Sines delivered a liver kick to score a knockout of TUF 9 alum Dean Amasinger (8-4 MMA) in a K1 rules bout.

Aug. 7
Pancrase: Impressive Tour 8 (Tokyo)

Sengoku veterans Shoko Sato (12-5-1) and Tatsuya So (8-5-2) fought to a majority draw…Sengoku veteran Shintaro Ishiwatari (10-4-4) sneaked out with a split decision victory over Motonobu Tezuka (16-4-3). With the win, Ishiwatari earns the next shot at bantamweight King of Pancrase Manabu Inoue…Kazuki Tokudome (9-2-1) advanced to the finals of the Pancrase lightweight grand prix with a unanimous decision win over Kota Okazawa (10-5-4)…The other spot in the lightweight grand prix finals went to Isao Kobayashi (9-1-1), who earned a unanimous decision over Tomoyoshi Iwamiya (6-11-3)…UFC and Sengoku veteran Keiichiro Yamamiya (39-27-10) took home a majority decision over Ichiro Kanai (11-14-3)…Jonathan Shores (7-0) maintained his spotless record while claiming the 2011 Neo-Blood featherweight tournament championship with a first-round rear-naked choke of Yoji Saito (4-5). Shores also claimed the 2011 Neo-Blood tournament MVP award with his performance in the tournament.

Photo: Ian McCall gets his hand raised after defeating Darrell Montague for the Tachi flyweight belt at Tachi Palace Fights 10  (Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog)