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

Bibiano Fernandes will make UFC debut at UFC 149

The highly anticipated UFC debut for bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes will be at UFC 149.  Fernandes will enter the Octagon for the first time having held the Dream bantamweight championship which he earned by beating both Rodolfo Marques and Antonio Banuelos in the same night this past New Year’s Eve.  The Brazilian is currently ranked as the No. 6 135-pounder in The MMA Corner Fighter Rankings and has been stuck there for a while.  With the exposure he will now have in the UFC, he could rise up the rankings with a victory.  Looking to spoil the party for Fernandes will be Roland Delorme who was a cast member of season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter.  Delorme is 2-0 with the UFC and recently took down Nick Denis at UFC on Fox 3.

Also at UFC 149, it was recently announced that Thiago Alves was forced out of his fight with Siyar Bahadurzada due to an injury.  It didn’t take long for him to receive a new opponent as Chris Clements, who is fresh off of his victory over Keith Wisniewski at UFC 45, will fill the hole.

Additionally, a middleweight matchup between James Head and Claude Patrick was announced to take place at the event.

Three fights added to UFC 150

We have known for quite some time now that the main event at UFC 150 is going to be the rematch between Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson for the UFC lightweight title.  Today, three more matches were booked for the event as featherweights Nik Lentz and Eiji Mitsuoka will square off and Dennis Bermudez will take on Tom Hayden also at 145 pounds.  Also happening at the event will be a middleweight clash between Michael Kuiper and Jared Hamman.

The three fights have all been verbally agreed upon.

UFC 150 will take place on Aug. 11 in Denver.

Baker vs. Amoussou scheduled for Bellator 72

The Bellator season six welterweight tournament that started at Bellator 63 will be wrapped up at Bellator 72.  The main event will be the remaining two fighters as Bryan Baker will take on Karl Amoussou for the $100,000 check along with the immediate title shot against welterweight champion Ben Askren.

Also scheduled for the event will be the third fight between Waachiim Spiritwolf and Marius Zaromskis.  The first fight between the two took place in Strikeforce where the fight was quickly ruled a no-contest after an accidental eye poke by Zaromskis ended the fight.  The second time the two fought was at Bellator 68 and a TKO victory was awarded to Zaromskis after doctors stopped the fight after the second round due to a cut above the eye of Spiritwolf.

Bellator 72 will take place at the University of South Florida on July 20.

SOURCE: Bellator
Kampmann takes home $84,000 after second round TKO victory

After a difficult first round for “The Hitman”, Martin Kampmann bounced back and earned the TKO victory over Jake Ellenberger at The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale this past Friday.  The victory gave the Denmark native the biggest payday of the night as he he took home $84,000 for it.  Despite losing, Ellenberger took home the second biggest payday as he received $42,000 for his troubles.

The full list of money made are below:

Martin Kampmann: $84,000 def. Jake Ellenberger: $42,000
Mike Chiesa: $16,000 def. Al Iaquinta: $8,000
Charles Oliveira: $32,000 def. Jonathan Brookins: $15,000
Max Holloway: $12,000 def. Pat Schilling: $6,000
Justin Lawrence: $16,000 def. John Cofer: $8,000
Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 def. Chris Tickle: $8,000
Myles Jury: $16,000 def. Chris Saunders: $8,000
Sam Sicilia: $16,000 def. Cristiano Marcello: $8,000
Joe Proctor: $16,000 def. Jeremy Larsen: $8,000
Erik Perez: $12,000 def. John Albert: $8,000

These figures do no include “of the night” bonus checks that the UFC traditionally awards fighters.  With that being said, $40,000 was awarded to Cofer and Lawrence for fight of the night, to Kampmann and Lawrence for knockout of the night, and to Chiesa for submission of the night.

On top of that, $25,000 was awarded to Iaquinta and Jury for fight of the season, to Iaqunita for knockout of the season, and to Proctor for submission of the season.

Additionally, while Albert lost his fight to Perez, it happened in a controversial manor according to UFC president Dana White.  As a result, White took to Twitter and announced that despite officially losing his fight, he would receive his win bonus of $8,000, meaning that he will walk away from the event with $16,000.

TUF: Live Finale medical suspensions announced

The fifteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter wrapped last Friday with its finale episode which featured a main event between Martin Kampmann and Jake Ellenberger.  The co-main event featured the final two fighters remaining from the reality show as Al Iaquinta took on Michael Chiesa.  Both Kampmann and Chiesa came out victorious but they both suffered injuries which will keep them sidelined for quite a while.

Kampmann will be shut down for two months due to a cut on his face while Chiesa could be out as long as six months with a left-hand injury.

The full list of medical suspensions are below:

  • Martin Kampmann: Suspended until Aug. 1 with no contact in training until July 17 due to facial lacerations
  • Jake Ellenberger: Suspended until July 2 with no contact until June 23 for precautionary reasons
  • Michael Chiesa: Suspended until Nov. 29 to a possible left-hand injury, though a doctor can clear him early with X-rays
  • Pat Schilling: Suspended until Nov. 29 to possible right-hand and right-shoulder injuries, though a doctor can clear him early with X-rays; regardless, suspended until July 2 for precautionary reasons
  • John Cofer: Suspended until Aug. 1 with no contact until July 17 for precautionary reasons
  • Chris Tickle: Suspended until July 17 with no contact until July 2 due to left-eye and lip lacerations
  • Sam Sicilia: Suspended until July 17 with no contact until July 2 due to a lower-lip cut
  • Cristiano Marcello: Suspended until July 17 with no contact until July 2 for precautionary reasons
  • Jeremy Larsen: Suspended until July 17 with no contact until July 2 for precautionary reasons

Photo: Bibiano Fernandes celebrates after defeating Antonio Banuelos for the Dream bantamweight title (Taro Irei/Sherdog)

About The Author

Brian McKenna
Staff Writer

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.