Every Thursday, The MMA Corner takes a look at the upcoming weekend’s schedule of small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans as well as consensus-ranked fighters. Here’s what’s going down between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15:

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King of the Cage: Night Stalker (Santa Fe, N.M.; Jan. 14)

In a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 January Tussles Worth Watching, Matt Muramoto (5-2) meets Angelo Sanchez (11-3) in a battle for the KOTC super fight belt.


Jan. 13
BAMMA USA: Badbeat 4 (Commerce, Calif.)

UFC and WEC veteran Gabe Ruediger (17-7) locks horns with Brandon Anderson (3-3).

Fight King (Salt Lake City)

Bellator veteran Rad Martinez (10-2) squares off with Lucas Montoya (4-3).

Other Events

American Fighting Organization: New Year’s Redemption 4 (Mansfield, Mass.)
Spartan Fighting Championship 11: Destruction (Ashland, Ky.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Total Fight Challenge (Willow Springs, Ill.)
Ultimate Reno Combat 30 (Reno, Nev.) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Universal Reality Combat Championship 22 (Cicc, Cebu City, Philippines)

Jan. 14
Other Events

Absolute Action MMA XXII (Florence, Ky.)
Coastal Brawl 2: Legacy (Astoria, Ore.)
Donofrio MMA: New Year’s Revolution (Auburn Hills, Mich.)
Element Fighting Championship 1: The Rise (Plano, Texas)
Empire Fights (Memphis, Tenn.)
Extreme Challenge 201 (Burlington, Vt.)
Highland Fight Systems MMA: Sheboygan Showdown IV (Sheboygan, Wis.)
PA Caged Combat: Valley Fight Series 3 (Allentown, Pa.)
Rocky Mountain Fight Championships II (Vernal, Utah)

Photo: Angelo Sanchez (Santa Fe Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy)

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