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

Maldonado injured, bout with Magalhaes off

Light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado has been forced off of Saturday’s UFC 142 event in Rio de Janeiro due to injury.  As a result, his bout with promotional newcomer Caio Magalhaes has been cancelled. The bout will not be replaced, and the card will go on with 10 fights.

Magalhaes was an injury replacement himself, stepping in for Stanislav Nedkov.

Source: UFC

Fuel TV slated to show ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil’

UFC President Dana White has hinted that American fans will be able to watch The Ultimate Fighter Brazil on Fuel TV.

White revealed the news on ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas, but pointed out that the deal isn’t official just yet.

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil will be the first international edition of the reality show and will feature coaches Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort.

Source: Yahoo

UFC inks Buddy Roberts

Middleweight fighter Buddy Roberts, a Team Jackson/Winkeljohn product, has signed with the UFC.  Roberts’ manager Ali Abdel-Aziz of Dominance MMA confirmed the signing.

Roberts carries an 11-2 record and has competed at both heavyweight and light heavyweight in the past.

No word on when Roberts will make his debut

Source: MMAWeekly

Lightweight UFC Newcomers meet Feb. 15 in Omaha

Australian-based Bernardo Magalhaes will take on undefeated Yoislandy Izquierdo at UFC on Fuel TV 1.

Magalhaes is the reigning lightweight ace of the Cage Fighting Championship.

Izquierdo recently won the Championship Fighting Alliance’s lightweight tournament.

UFC on Fuel TV 1 takes place Feb. 15 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., and marks the promotion’s first card on the cable station.  The event is headlined by a welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez.

Source: Sherdog

Bellator signs welterweight Andrey Koreshkov

Bellator Fighting Championships has signed undefeated Russian welterweight Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov.

Koreshkov trains along side two-time Bellator middleweight tourney winner Alexander Shlemenko out of RusFighters in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The 21-year-old is 9-0 with five knockout victories.

Source: Bellator

Brian Rogers joins Bellator’s season-six middleweight tourney

Brian Rogers has been tabbed to participate in the upcoming Bellator season-six middleweight tournament.  The eight-man tournament kicks off in March and airs on MTV2.

Rogers competed in Bellator’s season-five tournament, but suffered a TKO loss to eventual tourney champion Alexander Shlemenko in the semifinals.

In addition to the middleweight tournament, Bellator is hosting season-six tourneys in the bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight divisions.

Source: MMAJunkie

‘Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine’ salaries

The reported salaries from Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine have been revealed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Luke Rockhold: $65,000 + $25,000 (win bonus) = $90,000 def. Keith Jardine: $30,000
Robbie Lawler: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Adlan Amagov: $10,000
King Mo: $80,000 + $15,000 (win) = $95,000 def. Lorenz Larkin: $17,000
Tyron Woodley: $30,000 + $30,000 (win) = $60,000 def. Jordan Mein: $9,000
Tarec Saffiedine: $15,000 + $15,000 (win) = $30,000 def. Tyler Stinson: $4,000
Na-Shon Burrell: $4,000 + $4,000 (win) = $8,000 def. James Terry: $9,000
Gian Villante: $10,000 + $10,000 (win) = $20,000 def. Trevor Smith: $4,000
Ricky Legere: $5,000 + $5,000 (win) = $10,000 def. Chris Sprang: $6,000
Estevan Payan: $4,000 + $4,000 (win) = $8,000 def. Alonzo Martinez: $5,000

Source: MMAFighting

‘Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine’ medical suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued mandatory medical suspensions to 10 fighters from this past weekend’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine event.

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine took place past Saturday, Jan. 7, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The main card aired on Showtime while the prelims aired on Showtime Extreme

Luke Rockhold: Suspended until July 6 due to a right-hand injury, though a doctor can clear him early
Keith Jardine: Suspended until March 8 with no contact until Feb. 22 for precautionary reasons
Adlam Amigov: Suspended until Feb. 7 with no contact until Jan. 29 for precautionary reasons
Lorenz Larkin: Suspended until Feb. 7 with no contact until Jan. 29 for precautionary reasons
Tarec Saffiedine: Suspended until July 6 due to a left-elbow injury, though a doctor (with an MRI and X-rays) can clear him early; regardless, suspended until Feb. 22 with no contact until Feb. 7 due to a left-eye laceration
Tyler Stinson: Suspended until July 6 due to left-thumb an right-knee injuries, though a doctor can clear him early; regardless, suspended until Feb. 22 with no contact until Feb. 7 due to a right-eye laceration
James Terry: Suspended until July 6 due to shoulder injuries, though an orthopedic doctor can clear him early
Trevor Smith: Suspended until Jan. 29 with no contact until Jan. 22 for precautionary reasons
Estevan Payan: Suspended until Feb. 7 with no contact until Jan. 29 due to a right-eye laceration
Alonzo Martinez: Suspended until Feb. 22 with no contact until Feb. 7 due to a bridge-of-nose laceration

Source: MMAJunkie