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 Dec. 8 and Dec. 11:

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BAMMA 8: Manuwa vs. Rea (Nottingham, England; Dec. 10)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 December Tussles Worth Watching, Jimi Manuwa (11-0) rocked Antony Rea (22-14) in the closing seconds of the first round, leaving Rea unable to answer the bell for the second stanza and allowing Manuwa to claim the TKO victory…Bellator veteran Jim Wallhead (23-6) needed just 48 seconds to knock out Strikeforce and Pride vet Joey Villasenor (28-10)…TUF 9 alum and UFC veteran Andre Winner (14-6-1) earned a unanimous decision over Sengoku vet Diego Gonzalez (14-6) in a lightweight title eliminator bout…Erik Perez (10-5) took home a unanimous verdict over Paul McVeigh (18-7)…UFC veteran Curt Warburton (8-3) earned a unanimous nod over Tim Newman (1-4)…Danny Mitchell (10-3-1) caught TUF 9 alum Dean Amasinger (9-5) in a flying triangle choke for the second-round submission win…Jack Marshman (10-0) retained his British middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Lee Barnes (9-9).


The Fight Network recap of BAMMA 8

Dec. 9
Cage Fighting Championship 19: Falciroli vs. Honstein (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Palelei (short trunks) vs. Walker

Gustavo Falciroli (11-3-2) successfully defended his CFC bantamweight crown with a second-round arm-triangle choke submission of Nick Honstein (11-5) in a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 December Tussles Worth Watching…UFC and Pride veteran Soa Palelei (13-3) needed just 16 seconds to score a TKO of Matt Walker (3-7).

Legends of Fighting Championship 50 (Indianapolis)

UFC veteran Johnny Rees (13-4) handed Jay Ellis (11-44) his 15th consecutive loss, needing just 48 seconds to strike Ellis into submission.

M-1 Challenge 30: Zavurov vs. Enomoto (Costa Mesa, Calif.)

The Fight Network recap of M-1 Challenge 30

Top European lightweight prospect and M-1 Challenge veteran Alexander Sarnavskiy (17-0) remained undefeated with a first-round rear-naked choke submission of late replacement foe Sergio Cortez (7-7)…Sengoku veteran Yasubey Enomoto (9-3) captured the M-1 welterweight crown with a fifth-round guillotine choke submission of defending champion Shamil Zavurov (18-2)…Tyson Jeffries (8-6) secured a brabo choke in the second round to submit Eddie Arizmendi (15-6).

MMA Power Tour (Palacio de los Deportes, Costa Rica)

The event has been rescheduled for Feb. 25, 2012.

Pure Fighting Championships 8 (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada)

UFC and Strikeforce veteran John Salter (8-2) submitted Ryan Machan (14-8) in the first round via rear-naked choke.

United Combat Sports: Caged Combat V (Grand Ronde, Ore.)

Bellator veteran and former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe (19-8-1) fought to a five-round draw against Enoch Wilson (16-7-2).

Dec. 10
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 12 (Atlantic City, N.J.)

UFC veteran Greg Soto (9-2) locked in a triangle choke in the second round to submit Chip Moraza-Pollard (6-3)…UFC and EliteXC veteran Chris Liguori (14-9) eked out a split decision over Strikeforce vet Don Carlo-Clauss (7-6).

Impact MMA: Recognition (Pleasanton, Calif.)

Bellator veteran Jared Hess (12-4-1) secured a rear-naked choke in the first round to submit Tallis Lymuel (0-3).

ProFC: Grand Prix Global Semifinal (Rostov-on-Don, Russia)

Przemyslaw Mysiala (16-6) claimed the ProFC light heavyweight championship with a second-round TKO of Shamil Tinagadjiev (8-5) in a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 December Tussles Worth WatchingSultan Aliev (8-1) scored a first-round TKO of Marcin Elsner (7-4).

Xtreme Fighting Organization 42 (Hoffman Estates, Ill.)

Carson Beebe (9-1), TUF 14 tryout and brother of former WEC champion Chase Beebe, earned a unanimous decision over Lloyd Carter (3-3).

Dec. 11
Gladiator Challenge: Mega Stars (Highland, Calif.)

Villareal (white trunks) vs. Frye

Ruben Villareal (20-23-3) knocked out UFC and Pride legend Don Frye (20-9-1) in the first round…UFC veteran Cal Worsham (12-10) scored a third-round TKO of Matt Anderson (0-14).

Photo: Jimi Manuwa (top) rains down punches on Antony Rea at BAMMA 8 (David Lethaby/YourMMA.tv)