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

Aldo vs. Koch, TUF: Brazil winners to fight at UFC 153

If it hadn’t been for an injury, Jose Aldo would be defending his UFC featherweight title against Erik Koch at this weekends UFC 149 card.  That injury postponed the fight, and it has been revealed that the fight will now take place at UFC 153 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Also on the card, it is expected that TUF: Brazil winners Rony Jason and Cezar Mutante will fight on the card.  Currently, both fighters do not have an opponent.

Additionally, Pride and TUF: Live participant Cristiano Marcello has verbally agreed to take on Reza Madadi in a lightweight contest.

“Uncle Creepy” to take on Moraga in LA

Flyweight Ian McCall has been lobbing for a while now to fight at UFC on Fox 4 because it takes place in his backyard.  “Uncle Creepy” got his wish and will welcome Jon Moraga to the promotion in a fight at the event.

Moraga holds a professional record of 10-1 with the lone loss coming at the hands of TUF winner John Dodson back in 2010.  He has one knockout and five submissions on his resume.

UFC on Fox 4 takes place on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles.

All Bellator 72 fighters on weight

The weigh-ins for Bellator 72 took place earlier today and all of the fighters successfully stepped on the scale successfully, including promotional newcomer Paul Daley.  “Semtex” has had a history of struggling to make weight, and there were no problems for the British fighter on this day.

  • Karl Amoussou (170.25) vs. Bryan Baker (169.5) – welterweight-tournament final
  • Rudy Bears (169.5) vs. Paul Daley (170.25)
  • Emanuel Newton (204.75) vs. Attila Vegh (204.5) – light-heavyweight tourney semifinal
  • Tim Carpenter (205) vs. Travis Wiuff (206) light-heavyweight tourney semifinal
  • Waachiim Spiritwolf (170.75) vs. Marius Zaromskis (171)
  • Paul Barrow (151) vs. Jason Carapelluci (149.5) – 150-pound catchweight
  • Ben Saunders (177) vs. Brian Warren (173.5) – 178-pound catchweight
  • Raul Amaya (169.75) vs. Kenny Moss (170)
  • Matt McCook (145) vs. Shanon Slack (145.75)
  • Ryan DeRocher (170.5) vs. Julien Williams (170.25)

Bellator 72 takes place tomorrow night in Tampa, Fla. with the main card airing live on MTV2 and the preliminary card available to watch on Spike.com.

Chris Tickle to return at Legacy FC 13

After losing to Daron Cruickshank at The Ultimate Fighter: Live finale, Chris Tickle was not brought back to fight again for the UFC.  It didn’t take long for Legacy FC to take on the man who was considered to be a loudmouth while a member of the reality shows cast.  “Bad Boy” will replace Junior Assuncao and take on Doug Frey at next months Legacy FC 13.

Legacy FC 13 will take place in Dallas on Aug. 17 with the main card airing on AXS TV.


Photo: Jose Aldo after he climbed into the crowd at UFC 142 (Sherdog)

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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.