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

Johnson vs. McCall rematch headlines UFC on FX 3, location still unannounced

The flyweight tournament semifinal rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall headline the UFC on FX 3 card on June 8.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news, but stopped short of revealing the fight’s location. The host city will be determined by a fan vote in conjunction with the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown promotion. White hinted the location is somewhere the promotion has not been in quite some time.

The rematch between Johnson and McCall was necessitated by a judging debacle at UFC on FX 2 in Sydney. Johnson was named the split-decision winner on the broadcast, and soon after officials said the scorecards were added incorrectly and Johnson was a majority-decision winner. Finally, at the post-fight press conference, it was revealed that one of the judge’s scores was recorded incorrectly and the fight was a majority draw. The outcome was supposed to be avoided by adding a fourth, sudden-victory round, but the scoring error prevented the round from taking place.

Despite the UFC announcing all main events would be five-round contests, Johnson vs. McCall will be a three-round affair with a fourth round if necessary.

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC not interested in Fedor Emelianenko

The never-ending rumors of MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko signing with the UFC have been laid to rest yet again by UFC President Dana White.

In a recent interview, the Russian fighter had expressed interest in returning to USA soil to compete in the Octagon. However, White made it clear that the promotion is not interested in signing the former Pride champion.

White cited the reaction of the fighter’s management, M-1 Global, to the promotion’s last offer to the fighter, before he suffered a three-fight losing streak. “That was a guy who was made an incredible offer, and they laughed at it. He ain’t laughing now,” White stated.

Source: MMA Weekly

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil has strong debut, but rival network leaks finalists

The debut episode of the first international edition of the famed reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, was viewed by 12 million people in Brazil.

Earlier estimates of the Globo TV debut on Sunday, March 25 were in the eight million range.

Despite the good news, the show is already facing controversy. R7 Portal, a website owned by Rede Record, Globo’s biggest rival, leaked the finalists of the pre-taped reality show. UFC President Dana White was irate at the move.

“I don’t know if you saw this but another channel, another channel we were talking to, then went out and said these are the finalists in The Ultimate Fighter, and tried to like sabotage the whole show. The crazy thing is if you went out and did that, you think you’re hurting the UFC? You think you’re hurting Globo? Globo’s the top network in the country. You’re hurting the kids, the contestants of the show. That’s who you’re hurting, the guys in the competition,” said White.

As for fans in the US, it appears as if the reality show will be shown on Fuel TV after all, but not until sometime this summer. For now, the show will continue to stream via TUF.tv.

Source: MMA Weekly

Invicta debut streams live on April 28

Invicta Fighting Championships hosts its first event of its all-female promotion on April 28 and the promotion has revealed that the entire card will stream online.

The 12-bout card will be streamed in its entirety on InvictaFC.com beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The event is headlined by a featherweight rematch between former Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen and Romy Ruyssen and takes place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The co-main event features a 105-pound showdown between Jessica Penne and Lisa Ellis-Ward.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Ian McCall (Sherdog)