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

Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva headlines UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis

Travis Browne may have lost out on Ben Rothwell at UFC on Fox 4, but he now gets the opportunity to capitalize on the strength of a “W” over Chad Griggs at UFC 145. Browne’s opportunity will come inside the Target Center in Minneapolis—site of UFC on FX 5, live on Oct. 5. Standing in his way of extending his current 13-0-1 streak even further will be former EliteXC heavyweight champion and former Strikeforce heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who stands at 16-4 as a pro after a recent loss to former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 146.

Source: USA Today

Four new fights confirmed for ONE FC on Aug. 31

Three Gracies and an exciting MMA prospect will display their skills on Aug. 31 at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation, from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila in the Philippines. Rolles, Igor, and Gregor Gracie will compete, with Rolles facing Tony Bonello, Igor fighting Jung Hwan Cha, and Gregor facing Nicholas Mann. Also, fan-favorite Eduard Folayang  will see action opposite Felipe Enemoto. Enemoto is coming off of a loss to Zorobabel Moreira—a loss that halted the momentum of a win over Ole Laursen, against whom Folayang dropped a hotly-contested split decision.

Source: MMA Weekly

Adriano Martins signs with Strikeforce

Former Jungle Fight lightweight champion Adriano Martins has signed with Strikeforce, thus adding some new blood to the promotion’s lightweight division. Though speculation has suggested a Sept. 29 date against Issac Vallie-Flagg, there is no official word as to whom Martins will face in his debut or when he will debut. Martins is a veteran of the game, standing at 23-6 as a professional with wins over the likes of Ronys Torres, Luciano Azevedo, and Luis Santos. Martins will ride a four-fight winning streak into his debut fight for Strikeforce when he learns of his opponent and fight date.

Source: Tatame

Nick Diaz’s retirement over; wants Anderson Silva in comeback fight

Nick Diaz’s “retirement”—stemming from a unanimous decision loss at UFC 143 to interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit—has ended. Diaz’s trainer and manager, Cesar Gracie, put out an official statement stating that, if he should receive his fighter’s license on Feb. 4, he will in fact return to the Octagon. Of special interest in Gracie’s statement is the opponent Diaz has in mind, that opponent being none other than UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Gracie has said that Diaz only wishes to test himself against the current middleweight kingpin, but with Diaz currently serving his second drug test-related suspension, it is unknown whether Diaz and his camp are suggesting a Silva move to welterweight or a Diaz move to middleweight when that time comes.

Francisco Drinaldo to fight at UFC 153 in Rio

Though an opponent remains unconfirmed, Francisco Drinaldo confirms that he will compete at UFC 153 on Oct. 13, live from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fans previously unfamiliar with “Massaranduba” and his fighting prowess got their first taste of the prospect on the FX portion of UFC 147, where he defeated Delson Heleno by way of a TKO. If confirmed, Massaranduba will compete on the undercard of another promising Rio de Janeiro-bound card, headlined by UFC 149’s original headliner of UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch.

Source: Tatame

Photo: Travis Browne, who defeated Chad Griggs at UFC 145 (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

About The Author

Dale De Souza
Staff Writer

Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.