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

Tom Watson out of BAMMA 7

The BAMMA middleweight title belt was set to be on the line as champion Tom “Kong” Watson was to take on UFC veteran Frank Trigg this September. However, the champion pulled out of the fight with an undisclosed injury.

Replacing “Kong” will be Bellator veteran Jim Wallhead, who holds a professional record of 21-6 with nine submission victories.

BAMMA 7 will take place on Sept. 10 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

Luis Ramos to replace injured Mike Swick at UFC 134

With Mike Swick pulling out of his fight due to injury, the UFC has replaced him with Luis “Beicao” Ramos.  Ramos is the Shooto 168-pound world champion and will be making his promotional debut against fellow Brazilian Erick Silva.

UFC 134 will take place on Aug. 27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

SOURCE: Sherdog
Season 5 of Bellator MMA scheduled to start Sept. 10

Bellator 49 will mark the start of the promotion’s fifth season and will play host to the first round of an eight-man welterweight tournament.  The event will take place in Atlantic City, N.J., at Caesars.

Other fights on the card include:

  • Featherweight: Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra vs. Scott Heckman
  • Featherweight: “The Tooth Fairy” Kenny Foster vs. Andy Main
  • Welterweight: Giedrius Karavackas vs. LeVon “Da Maynman” Maynard
  • Heavyweight: Azunna “Zu” Anyanwu vs. J.A. Dudley
  • Featherweight: Brylan Van Artsdalen vs. Joel Roberts
SOURCE: Bellator
More details from ProElite emerge

A company that was crumbled after Kimbo Slice was knocked out by Seth Petruzelli in just under 15 seconds, ProElite is back and more details of the company have come out.  Vice President of Fight Operations T. Jay Thompson has said that there is “absolutely no truth” to the rumored television deal with CBS and Showtime, and that they are talking to everyone.

The promotion’s second show is said to take place in early November in Atlantic City, N.J., and will stream on Sherdog.com.  The second show features a heavyweight grand prix, but rather than have big-name fighters like the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix, this will feature fighters who are unknown to big market MMA.

SOURCE: MMA Fighting
Ryan Couture’s next fight to be at Strikeforce Challengers 19

Ryan Couture, son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, is set to fight at the Strikeforce Challengers 19 card.  The Washington native holds a professional record of 2-1 with both wins coming by way of submission.  There is currently no opponent named for the 28-year-old.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 will take place on Sept. 23 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.


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