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 Feb. 2 and Feb. 5:

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King of the Cage: Reckless Abandon (Highland, Calif.; Feb. 2)

Bellator and ShoXC veteran Tony Lopez (28-8) will put his KOTC heavyweight title on the line against Ryan Fortin (6-3)…Frank Baca (13-1) and Marvin Garcia (7-1) will vie for the vacant KOTC flyweight (135-pound) crown…UFC and Bellator veteran Shonie Carter (50-27-7) is slated to face EliteXC vet Tony Bonello (16-1-1).


Feb. 3
Classic Entertainment and Sports MMA: Extreme Measures (Lincoln, R.I.)

Bellator veteran Saul Almeida (11-1) clashes with Jeff Anderson (10-5)…Bellator veteran Greg Rebello (13-3) battles Mike Stewart (5-3)…UFC veteran Josh Hendricks (18-8) takes on WEC vet Josh Diekmann (12-3).

Other Events

Battle at the Ballroom (Barnesville, Pa.)

Feb. 4
Other Events

Brutaal Myth (Maplewood, Minn.)
Bush Cree Promotions: Cage Wars 11 (Grand Junction, Colo.)
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 13: Gambino vs. Foster (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Cage Wars XI (Grand Junction, Colo.)
Hardrock MMA 43 (Shepherdsville, Ky.)
Michiana Fight League 23 (South Bend, Ind.)
Night of Champions 6 (Nelsonville, Ohio) Airing live via ppv at GoFightLive
Supreme Cage Fighting (Peru, Ind.)
Ultimate Challenge MMA 26: The Real Deal (London)
Valley Fight League 35 (Altoona, Pa.)
X Fight Series: Night of Champions 3 (Poznan, Poland)

Feb. 5
Other Events

Deep: Shizuoka Impact 2012 (Shizuoka, Japan)
Gladiator 28 (Okinawa, Japan)
Shooto: Gig Kogawa 1 (Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan)

Photo: Frank Baca (New Mexico Combat Sports)

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