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

Frank Mir to face Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce

Former UFC champion and recent title challenger Frank Mir will be the first UFC fighter to crossover to the Strikeforce Hexagon to take on Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier.

The pair are expected to meet in late October, although details of the event are still yet to be determined. The event will air on Showtime.

Source: USA Today

Shane Carwin picks coaches

Shane Carwin has decided on his coaches for the 16th season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Joining Carwin on the reality show will be none other than Trevor Wittman, Nate Marquardt, Pat Barry, Leister Bowling and Loren Landlow.

The show is set to debut on FX on Sept. 7.

UFC 149 draws 235K PPV buys
UFC 149’s pay-per view buys took a large dip from UFC 148’s.

After UFC 148’s PPV buys were estimated to be around 1 million, UFC 149 reportedly drew an estimated 235,000. The card was however completely remade from top to bottom after numerous injuries forced fighters off the card. UFC 149 was headlined by a interim bantamweight championship fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao.

UFC 149 prelims scores 1 million viewers on FX

The UFC’s prelims on FX continue to churn out steady numbers.

It’s most recent broadcast drew 1 million viewers on average. Though the UFC averaged 1 million viewers again, the numbers were a large drop off from UFC 148’s 1.8 million viewers. The headliner, Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2, obviously had something to do with that number.

Photo: Daniel Cormier (L) (Laron Zaugg/MMA Weekly)

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