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. 11 and Aug. 14:

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MMA Fight Pit: Genesis (Albuquerque, N.M.; Aug. 13)

UFC veterans Houston Alexander (13-6) scored a doctor’s stoppage TKO of Razak Al-Hassan (11-4) after two rounds. Al-Hassan severely dislocated the middle finger on his left hand in the second stanza and was unable to continue…UFC and Pride veteran Jens Pulver (25-15-1) made a successful bantamweight debut, scoring a second-round TKO of fellow WEC vet Coty “Ox” Wheeler (14-4)…Late replacement Jacob Clark (9-3) forced TUF 8 alum and UFC veteran Junie Browning (4-5) to submit due to strikes in the first round…TUF 11 alum Jamie Yager (4-2) locked in a guillotine choke on Willie Parks (4-1) for the second-round submission win…Diana Rael (3-1) sneaked out with a split decision over No. 8-ranked 106-pound female fighter Angelica Chavez (4-1)…Tyler East (10-3) scored a first-round TKO of late replacement Prince McLean (7-7)…Jason Sampson (8-0) remained undefeated with a first-round armbar submission of Joshua Montoya (6-7).


Pulver vs. Wheeler

Clark (long trunks) vs. Browning

Aug. 13
Brazilian Fight League 13 (Curitiba, Parana, Brazil)

Vinicius Vina (18-3-1) defeated Rafael Mello (5-1).

Fight Me MMA (St. Charles, Mo.)

Chuck Parmelee (34-12-1) needed just 42 seconds to knockout Strikeforce veteran Lucas Lopes (19-13).

Fight Night Entertainment: Round 16: Combat at the Cabaret (Anacortes, Wash.)

UFC veteran Mario Miranda (11-3) earned a unanimous decision over Jason Zentgraf (3-1).

Global Warriors Fighting Championship (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Josh Hill (7-0) kept his unblemished record intact with a unanimous decision victory over Dream veteran Federico “Kiko” Lopez (5-4).

Griggs Entertainment: Coliseum Conflict (Sullivan, Ind.)

UFC and WEC veteran Steve Steinbeiss (7-4) forced Travis McCullough (19-31) to submit to strikes in the first round…Bobby Brents (10-2) scored a first-round TKO of Steve Campbell (3-2).

Prestige Fights: Bayou Brawl 4 (New Orleans)

Rader vs. Dardar

Bellator veteran and TUF 13 alum Charlie Rader (16-4) captured the welterweight championship with a unanimous decsision win over Lanny Dardar (6-3).

United Fighting Organization: Rumble at the Rodeo (Sedro Woolley, Wash.)

WEC and Bellator veteran Dave Jansen’s (15-2) fight with Matt Coble (4-4) and Bellator veteran DJ Linderman’s (9-2) bout with Kyle Keeney (12-5) were canceled. The outdoor show only hosted its first six fights before the commission deemed the fighting surface too slick to continue due to dew on the mat.

Photo: Houston Alexander battles Razak Al-Hassan at MMA Fight Pit: Genesis  (Matt Campbell/KillaSnapShot.com)