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

Strikeforce Challengers 20 Weigh-In Results

Strikeforce today conducted weigh-ins for Friday evening’s Strikeforce Challengers 20.  All but one of the fighters were successful in making weight.  Anthony Smith came in four pounds overweight and was given an additional hour to shed the additional weight.  Strikeforce Challengers 20 takes place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and the main card airs live on Showtime.

Main Card (Showtime)

  • Antwain Britt (184 lbs.) vs. Lumumba Sayers (185 lbs.)
  • Julia Budd (146 lbs.) vs. Ronda Rousey (146 lbs.)
  • Adlan Amagov (184 lbs.) vs. Anthony Smith (190 lbs.)
  • T.J. Cook (205 lbs.) vs. Trevor Smith (205 lbs.)
  • Derek Brunson (186 lbs.) vs. Nate James (184 lbs.)

Preliminary Card

  • Bill Cooper (155 lbs.) vs. Matt Ricehouse (155 lbs.)
  • Bobby Green (155 lbs.) vs. J.P. Reese (155 lbs.)
  • Willie Parks (170 lbs.) vs. Andreas Spang (169 lbs.)
  • David Hulet (184 lbs.) vs. Quinn Mulhern (185 lbs.)
SOURCE: Strikeforce
Main event for first UFC card on FX revealed

According to Dana White, Jim Miller will take on Melvin Guillard in the main event for the first UFC card to be held on FX.  The UFC president has confirmed that the two fighters have verbally agreed to fight one another.  Recently, both Guillard and Miller were top contenders in the 155-pound division until they both suffered losses in their last fight, which moved them down the ladder.  “The Young Assassin” lost in under a minute to Joe Lauzon at UFC 136, while Miller lost to Ben Henderson at a recent “UFC Live” event.

According to the UFC’s twitter page, this fight will be a three-round contest.

Nashville targeted for the first UFC card on FX

The Bridgestone Arena is home to the Nashville Predators of the NHL and it was confirmed today that it will also be the home of the first- ever UFC card to be broadcasted on FX.  This will be the second time that the Bridgestone Arena will host a UFC event, as it hosted UFC Fight Night 18 back in 2009.

It is unclear at this time as to whether or not the event will be titled “UFC Fight Night” or if the FX events will be given a unique title.

With the news that Miller and Guillard will square off at the event, there are now three fights scheduled to take place on the Jan. 20 card.  The main event will be accompanied by welterweights Josh Neer and Duane Ludwig and heavyweights Christian Morecraft and Pat Barry.

New featherweight bout aimed for UFC 142

It is looking like Antonio Carvalho will make his Octagon debut in Brazil at UFC 142 against fellow featherweight Felipe Arantes.  Carvalho was scheduled to make his UFC debut at UFC 134 against Yuri Alcantara, however an injury sidelined him.  Interestingly enough, the fighter that took the vacant spot was Arantes.

UFC 142 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 14.

UFC 140 lineup officially full with Attonito vs. Hecht

With a new welterweight bout official, the UFC 140 fight card is complete.  Rich Attonito will square off against promotional newcomer Jake Hecht.  This fight will be the 12th fight on the card, which will include a light heavyweight championship fight between Lyoto Machida and Jon Jones.

UFC 140 will take place on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Two featherweight fights announced for Dec. 31 Dream event

The Dream featherweight title will be on the line at the promotion’s end of the year card as champion Hiroyuki Takaya will take on challenger Takeshi Inoue.  A second featherweight fight has been added to the card too, as Tatsuya Kawajiri will square off with Kazuyuki Miyata.

“Fight for Japan: How Are You! New Year! 2011″ will take place on Dec. 31 in Saitama, Japan.

SOURCE: Sherdog
Medical suspensions released from UFC on FOX event

The California State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions that were handed out after UFC on FOX.

  • Cain Velasquez: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss.
  • Clay Harvison: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss.
  • Norifumi Yamamoto: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to possible left-finger fracture; can be cleared early by a physician.
  • Darren Uyenoyama: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact due to left-eye laceration.
  • Mackens Semerzier: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact due to scalp lacerations; suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for precautionary reasons.
  • Paul Bradley: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to possible left-elbow fracture; can be cleared early by a physician.
  • Aaron Rosa: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to a possible left-wrist fracture; can be cleared early by a physician.

Surprisingly enough, there were no suspensions for Benson Henderson or Clay Guida after their three-round battle.


Photo: Antwain Britt on top of Scott Lightly at Strikeforce: Evolution (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)