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

14-to-1 ratio confirmed by NSAC

Keith Kizer, the Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed today that Alistair Overeem tested 14-to-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio in a recent surprise drug test.  The NSAC allows for fighters to test for a ratio of 6-to-1.  If Overeem wants to try and clear his name, he has the right to do so as it is standard in a drug test to provide two-samples, and it was Overeem’s “A” sample which tested positive.

The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion has the right to request that his “B” sample is tested, which is currently being stored by Quest Diagnostics, the testing facility that the NSAC uses.  Overeem would be responsible for paying for the cost of the test and would receive the results in one to two weeks.  He also has the right to have the test performed by Quest, or another credentialed testing facility.

Currently, the heavyweight title fight between champion Junior dos Santos and Overeem on May 26 at UFC 146 is still scheduled.  The NSAC has one meeting planned before UFC 146, on April 24, where he can try to explain why his ratio was so high and clear his name.

Hometown Throwdown city revealed

After all of the fan votes were tallied, the UFC has announced the winning city in the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown contest is Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Flyweights Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson will headline at UFC on FX 3 in a rematch of their controversial draw from March.  The fight was originally named a majority decision in favor of Johnson, however a scoring error later revealed that the fight should have been scored a majority draw, and a fourth and final sudden victory round should have occurred.  This fight will also be held as three-round fight, with a sudden victory fourth round should there be a draw after the first three.  The winner of the main event will take on Joseph Benavidez for the inaugural flyweight title later in the year.

But that is not where the voting ends.  Fans are able to go to UFC.com/hometownthrowdown and cast their vote to determine for which fight they want to make it onto the main card and appear first on the FX portion of the card.  The fights that can be voted on are Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland, Mike Pierce vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha, and Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist.

Four-year deal between UFC and Multi Screen Media announced

Always looking to tap into a new market, the UFC and Multi Screen Media, which is owned by Sony Pictures Television, have agreed to a four-year partnership to televise UFC programming in India and the surrounding sub-continent.  MSM’s sports channel “SIX” will broadcast live events, taped specials, and all other sorts of programing from the company’s library.

One fighter overweight for Bellator 64

Weigh-ins for Bellator 63 took place earlier tonight and while all of the main-card fighters were on weight, one of the undercard fighters missed weight.  Middleweight Rich Lictawa weighed-in at 192.2 for his fight against Elias Theodorou which is scheduled to air on Spike.com.  Lictawa was given two hours to make weight.

Main Card (MTV2)

  • Welterweight title fight: Ben Askren (c) (169.6) vs. Douglas Lima (170)
  • Featherweight tournament semifinal: Alexandre Bezerra (146) vs. Marlon Sandro (146)
  • Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal: Travis Marx (135.2) vs. Masakatsu Ueda (135.8)
  • Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal: Rodrigo Lima (136) vs. Hiroshi Nakamura (135.8)

Preliminary Card (Spike.com)

  • Middleweight: Rich Lictawa (192.2) vs. Elias Theodorou
  • 160-pound catchweight: Kyle Prepolec (158.6) vs. Lance Snow (159)
  • Welterweight: Chad Laprise (169.8) vs. Josh Taveirne (170.6)
  • Featherweight: Chris Horodecki (145.8) vs. Mike Richman (145)
  • Welterweight: Matt Secor (170) vs. Nordine Taleb (170)
  • Lightweight: Jason Fischer (155.6) vs. Taylor Soloman (155.6)

Bellator 64 takes place tomorrow night in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

UFC on Fuel TV 2 undercard to be streamed on Facebook

The UFC has announced that the undercard for next weekends UFC on Fuel TV 2 event will indeed stream live and free on Facebook.  The first fight will take place at 12:30 p.m. ET due to the fact that the event takes place in Sweden.  The main card will air on Fuel TV at 3 p.m. ET.  Six-fights are scheduled to take place on the social networking site.

UFC on Fuel TV 2 takes place on Saturday, April 14 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Zaromskis vs. Spiritwolf II added to Bellator 68

On Nov. 19, 2010, Marius Zaromski and Waachiim Spiritwolf met for the first time at Strikeforce Challengers 12.  The fight was ruled a no-contest after an accidental eye poke stopped the fight from resuming after just six-seconds.  At Bellator 68, the two fighters will get a chance to settle the score and square off against one another.

Bellator 68 will take place on Friday, May 11 in Atlantic City, N.J.


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Brian McKenna
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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.