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

UFC to review Silva vs. Prater, manager hopes for official result change

At UFC 142, Erick Silva was disqualified by referee Mario Yamasaki after 29 seconds in the cage with Carlo Prater on the main card of the Jan. 14 event, which took place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro and aired live on pay-per-view.

In response to the disqualification, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner has assured Silva’s manager, Wallid Ismail, a review of the decision. The answer could come as early as next week.

Ismail would like his client’s loss changed to a win, or at the very least, a no-contest. “Erick didn’t lose the fight,” Ismail said. “No way he lost the fight.”

Interviewed after the fight by UFC commentator Joe Rogan, Yamasaki said he made the ruling due to Silva landing strikes to the back of the head, which are illegal under the unified rules of MMA.

Source: MMA Junkie

No go for Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva

The anticipation for the heavily rumored match-up between former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva is all for naught, as the fight is not happening.

The rumored bout was reportedly targeted for April, when the UFC is scheduled to return to Atlanta for UFC 146. Silva’s UFC debut is still targeted for April, his opponent however is undetermined.

Source: MMA Junkie

Rockhold vs. Jardine draws only $68,805 in live gate

The health of Strikeforce as a stand-alone promotion may be in question, as the recently acquired promotion gave away more tickets than it sold at its Jan. 7 “Rockhold vs. Jardine” event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released figures illustrating the event sold 927 tickets for a live gate of $68,805. A total of 1,992 were in attendance, 1,065 of which watched for free and 727 tickets were left unsold.

The total fighter payroll was $566,000.

Source: MMA Fighting

FX boasts 880,000 viewers for UFC 142 prelims

The UFC 142 undercard earned an average of 880,000 viewers last Saturday on FX.

The prelims were UFC’s inaugural showing on the Fox-owned cable station. Although encouraging, the figure is still less than all “Prelims Live” showings on Spike TV, the UFC’s longtime broadcast partner prior to the organization signing a seven-year deal with Fox Networks in August.

While falling short of its showings on Spike, the UFC’s most recent effort did eclipse all viewership figures for the series when broadcast on Ion Television.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Erick Silva (Sherdog)