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

Nick Diaz pulled from fight with GSP, Condit steps in

The UFC today announced that Nick Diaz has been removed from his scheduled Oct. 29 title bout against Georges St-Pierre.  The removal comes after Diaz missed a set of public relations appearances hosted by the UFC and failed to respond to UFC president Dana White’s attempts to contact him.  The UFC revealed that former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will replace Diaz in the UFC 137 championship fight, which takes place in Las Vegas.  Condit was scheduled to fight B.J. Penn at the event, but the change leaves Penn without an opponent.  According to White, a new opponent is being secured for Penn.

Matt Grice out of fight with Nam Phan, sets table for Phan-Garcia II

An injury to Matt Grice has set the wheels in motion to give Nam Phan an opportunity for redemption in a rematch against Leonard Garcia at UFC 136.  The two fought at the TUF 12 Finale, with Garcia edging out an extremely controversial decision win.  On Oct. 8 in Houston, Phan will get a chance to avenge that loss.

Frank Mir fights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140

The lineup of top UFC heavyweight match-ups for the remainder of the year has been falling into place recently.  The most recent booking is a bout between “Big Nog” and Mir, slated for Dec. 10 in Toronto at UFC 140.  Nogueira is coming off an impressive knockout of Brendan Schaub that has put the former Pride superstar back in the title mix.

Fedor Emelianenko’s next opponent could be Jeff Monson

Fedor Emelianenko and Jeff Monson have tentatively agreed to meet at a Nov. 12 M-1 Global event.  The fight will mark Fedor’s return to action following back-to-back losses to Antonio Silva and Dan Henderson under the Strikeforce banner.

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